Newly powder coated fork

Here it is… [BROL post on this step]

Build-up, Step One

pictures follow

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Paid a visit to my LBS

The visit was to deliver my component shopping list for my RANS Citi. I’m hoping to get pricing for first-of-the-month buying decisions. I took in the frame so the staff could see the frameset the components are for. This is fun…

Handlebar Grips, this or that?

I‘m considering these [top {Brooks Black Leather Grips} ~ a bit more old-school] versus these [bottom {Ergon GR2} ~ likely good for climbing]. I use Ergons [slightly different ~ Ergon Mp1] on my RANS Stratus XP. Ergons are very comfortable. Of course, the grips are for my new RANS Citi. Your comments please.

Should it be a Fat Frank?

Not the dog, not your uncle, but the tire/tyre:

My BROL friend Z said in my Citi setup thread, Post #11: “You really want a tire with the ‘look of yesteryear’? Check out Schwalbe’s Fat Frank. Great looking tread, 2.35″; size, and available in black, creme, or brown. I think the creme with the RANS red frame… oh yeah.”

Would either on of these tires look good with the RANS Citi? I’m thinking I can over do the black contrast with the red and that maybe the cream Fat Frank Tire may just be good to brighten Fay up. So, what do other bikes look like with Fat Frank tires? Glad you asked.

Yesterday, I picked up my now painted fork [from my local power coating place ~ Final Touch Powder Coating ~ Great Job!] My fork is black which raises the question I posed above. I’ll post pictures later today of the frame with the black fork.

I want your thoughts. Please post a comment.