spent the morning putting on the rd, learning how to switch cassettes (not paying the bike person is new to me) and tweaking the hoods up to get a nicer elbow bend.
The brake bracket was to arrive this afternoon, and it did! but the delivery driver informed me the peanut butter i had ordered with it exploded in transit. had to reject it so hopefully they send me another in the week?
You see the bracket was £2.50, so to make minimum next day shipping spend i saw wiggle sold pip and nut pb, with discount it was £5 a tube, i put 3 in the basket and my housemate ordered some bar tape feeling rather jammy, alas.
i think it's for the best because if it did arrive i'd have to start thinking about putting these cables on and honestly it feels me with dred, it's simply threading and cutting but it's hardly the "lego like satisfaction" of bolting it all together.
i'm really happy with how it's looking so far tbh, overwhelmed by the response on here and from friends, when i was planning it my head and telling people before hand it was unanimous grimaces and "yellow???" but i'm glad i went through with it. I was worried it would be too small but with raising the hoods it feels pretty good in a balanced position, will it be another story on the road? who knows.
in lieu of finishing the bike i put the seat charm on in preparation