Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pink Upgrades

Rode the Torpado, my Italian stallion, into work Tuesday. The geometry of this bike is very different than the SOMA. Very short reach, not super fast, but pretty comfy. Not to mention - pretty pretty!

The poor thing felt unloved and unmaintained. Spent lunch lowering the stem a smidge, polishing the frame, putting on new bar tape and replacing the old Campagnolo pedals & toe cages with Shimano clipless.

After work, I took off on my new loop. The bike felt improved, especially with new pedals, but something is still "mushy". Maybe new tires next, although the precise shade of pink (in a quality tire) has proven elusive.

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