Well finally the weather has stabilized in a good way so time to finally get out on the hopper.
A few minor changes, black seatpost and a full set of silver Biopace, a few bits need polishing properly and a bit of cable surgery.
Half an hour gentle bimble on the road as a shake down then home on some gently bridleways, but it was dry, so went a bit further than intended!
The riding position is taking some getting used to, the reach is perfect, but a fair bit lower, getting used to it tho', the saddle needs cycling shorts! I wore baggies with no liner and it was not fun!!
Shifters in friction mode worked well although I may change to some Shimano I have, it's difficult not to "improve" it without changing it's character, so I will be strong. It will be reserved for rides to remind me of how things used to be.
Pedals will swop to SPD's from the cheapies on there at the moment, I just cannot do straps anymore, I would fall off!
Some of the trails I rode were the same as I rode on my Ridgeback S back in the 80's, I had them to myself then tho'
1989 Rockhopper - OneOne Inbred 29er - 2013 Genesis High Latitude 29er - 2007 Gary Fisher Rig 29er SS.