Opening the lid
The BF logo
Wheel and instruction manual
I had wanted silver Velocity Aeroheat rims, but they were unavailable. With the reflective pattern on the Greenfield Scorcher tires, though, the black rim looks pretty good.
The box in the breezeway
I already have a Travel Case (acquired with my Tikit), so my bike came in a box.
The SONdelux (formerly SON 20) will power my IQ Cyo LED headlight.
Folding stem riser
BF introduced the folding stem riser this spring. With it, you can fold the bike without having to take the stem riser off. You still take it off to pack.
I will get either half-clips or full toe clips, probably plastic ones to make packing easier
I realized that my seatpost has a 27.2 mm outside diameter and the BF seat tube has an inside diameter of 28.6 mm. I need to get a shim before I can finish the assembly.
The color is Sapphire Blue, which was an upgrade, but I think it's worth it.
Quick release pedal
Nitto Randonneur bars
I decided to get Nitto Randonneurs, and to have them split by Green Gear for easier packing.
NWT almost ready to tour
I finally got the seatpost shim last week and have taken the bike on a couple of 20-mile shakedown rides. The new Brooks Flyer needs to be broken in. The bars are a little higher than I had intended, because the stem riser insert won't go down any more. I can either remove it and cut it down a little, or I can just lower the stem on it. Flipping the stem is also an option. But the Nitto Randonneurs have a greater reach than the drop bars on my LHT, so I may just leave them as is for now.
I got my Ortlieb panniers today (and a nifty harness that can turn one of them into a backpack). The fenders I ordered are supposed to arrive tomorrow, and then I'll be set for touring. I'll probably add a third bottle cage under the monotube when touring in Ireland. And I need to mount my IQ Cyo LED headlight on the fork crown.
Quick release pedal mount
For MKS quick release pedals.