My wife’s bike is almost off to its new home now that she has fallen for the Sequoia. This bike has served her well and has many miles left in her. Originally a 700c bike that would barely fit 26mm tires, the conversion to 650b was transformational. It now fits 37mm panaracers with room for 45mm fenders. This being the smallest size it also sports a low trail front end geometry and handles like a dream with the load up front.
Last night I put 4 coats of garnet shellac on the yellow tape grips and the results are even better than I had expected. This weekend I will be running the new chain, cables and a few finishing touches.
Projects like this really are a lot of fun. A full write-up on the final build is soon to come.
Soliciting reader opinions on the pedal color, are the gold pedals too much or do they mesh well with the shades of brown throughout the bike? I like them, but am on the fence with a switch out to silver. Let me know what you think.
Signing off to get ready for our weekend in carmegedon as we head south into L.A. for our friends wedding. Have fun and get outside!!