Yesterday I received a box from Velo Orange - there were a couple of specials they offered that I could not pass up.
I've been thinking about re-fendering my Tricross again - several years ago I had plastic fenders that cracked. Velo Orange had a set of their own 48mm fluted aluminum fenders. They advertize them as being heavier than the Honjo fenders they stock, which, in my book, is good. Maybe they'll last a little longer?
The nice thing about these fenders is they are pre-drilled in the right places, so mounting was easy (I suppose about as easy as mounting fenders gets).
I like the new bling. But I may have emasculated the tricross. I could have used the fenders on my ride home yesterday. The highway crews were out in force yesterday afternoon spreading sand, some of which my front tire kicked up and got in my eye. Not anymore!
Maybe not the rough-and-tumble life this beast was built to live, but it gets lots of love.
I also ordered a compact crank that was on sale for a ridiculously low price. I may put this on the Kuwahara, or maybe the Trek. I haven't decided.If I put it on the Trek, that could spark a whole series of upgrades I'm not ready for.
Well, now you know what I'll be thinking about for the next week.