Decided to stick with #basketlyf after I decided I probably couldn’t attach the bag to my bars securely enough and I already have the rack, Wald basket and basket bag.
Bent and adjusted the Velo Orange rack for more clearance. Have a lot more than I did before. Hopefully it doesn’t snap after all the bending! (I do have a strap around the rack and head tube)
Still waiting on the bar tape to arrive. It’s coming from Taiwan, so I’m not sure when it will get here.
I’m considering swapping out the bar for something wider because every things feels super narrow after riding with Bullmoose bars. Currently riding with 42cm Cowbells. I saw and held the 46cm Curve Walmer bars today and they felt nice... $190AUD though.
Ritchey venturemax come in 46cm and are quite cheap in the comp version!
Hmm, I’m not a huge fan of the “bio bend” in the drops. I’d rather spend the extra $$$ and support an Australian company and an Australian shop and buy the Curve ones.
I agree - it doesn't look too good, but it feels really good imo.
But I understand how you feel about supporting a local company.
Yeah, especially in the current environment. Pretty keen to support my friends small shop as opposed to buy from Chainreaction.
Finally got this bar tape in the mail. Depending on the situation later this week regarding locking down non-essential businesses in Australia, I might get some 46cm Curve Walmer bars to finish this off.
Pretty inspired by this wide bar, skinny tube, big tyre, canti brake, bar end shifter Crust.
That is also a very good looking ideal!
Wide bars are wide.
Looking forward to installing these. I also just replaced the brake cables but because I’m going to these, I have to replace them again.
Comparing them to my 42cm 40cm Cowbells. Not sure if the reach will be less or not. If it is, I’m okay with that. Excited to try these out. Hopefully can install with the new tape this weekend.
This BTP tape is very nice.
Bars on and wrapped. They feel really good and not excessively wide. Bike all re-cabled. Just need to cut the cables. Thinking of swapping the wheels out for narrower rims* though so I’ll do that before I cut anything. Also have to reinstall the front rack and steal the Wald basket from my pub bike (because I don’t see myself going to the pub any time soon).
*because this is an older frame, wider rims like the H+Son’s give the brakes less mechanical advantage and poor braking. I’m hoping going from 23mm wide to 19mm make a difference. I was using the 19mm rims on here originally and the braking was a lot better.
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