Lucky chap having a (obviously minted) son like you!
Erm. Can't quite take that credit in fairness. He's paying for it (hence it only being a present in a very roundabout sort of way) and I get trade discount as I work in the trade. Did spend time helping him select it, and of course I've built it for him. Gonna get it setup properly ASAP and sort him out some decent clothing too.
How's the opening going?
Slow! CCTV still being fitted at the mo, so still mess everywhere. Hopefully be able to open properly tomorrow.
I reckon you ought to get a Bike shop ride organised in the new year, get all the Singletrack oldies out again! (That's oldies as in who shot the bear oldies!)
Great minds think alike! Was sat thinking the same thing only the other day. Would be nice to make a weekend of it maybe, but if only a day I can certainly guide a good FoD ride these days myself anyway.
Shoddy build,not road legal,no reflectors
I believe in the absence of reflectors, lights are allowed! You may spot the Lezyne Femto's front and back and the 400 lumen Moon light up front too...
Looks like you got the chain length spot on too, its amazing how good the quality of the lower level group-sets is these days.
Should hope I got the chain length right, I am a mechanic! As for the Tiagra, my experience is it definitely wears faster than 105 or Ultegra (from a shifter and mech point of view), but it does have a lighter action.
Also good to see you didn't try to "slam" the stem.
My dad is gonna be 60 in April! If it was any lower than that he'd have complained. Both of us are 5ft10, if it was my bike I'd have gone for a 54 not a 57, to get the shorter head tube, and run a 110-120 stem instead of the 100 on this. But this 57 fits him well.