Sturdy Steed is nearly finished with the tweaking. The shifter adapter was added today with wild success. This bicycle is by far the best ever in my life. It is a sightseer’s delight.
First was the getting ready stage.
As it turned out a lot of the right side stuff had to be removed and changed. It took two tries to find out the sequence of the parts needed for the right side of the handlebar. But when everything was put back together for the final time, it is wonderful.
All the controls are right at my fingertips. Brakes under two fingers and the shifter fits my thumb like it was made just for me. WOW. Test riding took a long time. For the first few minutes, a stop was needed every minute or two to adjust the tilt or reach of one item or another. After a few adjustments the riding was so pleasant that stopping was not sounding very good. So the wheels kept on rolling and rolling and rolling…….and rolling. OK OK OK enough Fat Man. Get your tools put away.
Here is the whole bike showing off the new bottle cages.
The Paul’s Thumbies work very well. The shifting is exceptionally crisp and positive. This will work out better than the twist grip style in my opinion. The Thumbies were interesting.
They came without any instructions other than that picture on the packaging material. They are simple to put on but there are four positions available to mount the shifter. My first guess turned out to be the correct position for me. WOW a correct first guess for a change!!!
After the testing ride was finished, the tools all cleaned and put away and Sturdy Steed put back into the Truck, the migraine residuals had worn me out. A long nap was taken with good results. Hopefully tomorrow will see my body healed enough to get the Steed out for some serious riding around trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.