Sorry I have not kept this thread up to date but here's the latest news.
I have completed the upgrade of my RTS. Its main purpose/mission is long cross country type rides of 60 miles or more. I hope a 100 mile day ride later this year. I chose components that had this use in mind. Adding a little bling as well, 'cause it was fun to do so!
Took it out for another quick test ride and be sure shifting and braking is 'ok'. Everything is good!:
Still a bit chilly around Chicagoland, USA:
but the bike is ready this season and now looks like this with new saddle and such...this is how it looks now.
Love how it rides and feels now and I personally like how the bike turned out with little 'bling' accents, I tried not to overdo it though.
Have a great ride everyone!