Any earlier stated, I have retrieved my bike from Wayne Kotzur, who added two braze-ons to my forks to allow the fitting of the new Tubus Ergo rack and to continue to upgrade my bicycle.
I was also able to fit my Brooks B17 special saddle as well.
Let the breaking in of the arse begin! Now that it’s finally on the bike, I have realised that my existing saddle bag will need a new connector to fit the wider saddle rails of the Brooks, or a new saddle bag that fits a Brooks saddle. I may have to buy a saddle bag that doesn’t used the plastic connectors and relies on being strapped to the seat rails and seat post. I have a bias against these types of bags for some reason.
I have plans for another rack for the rear and most likely will be another Tubus rack as I consider their build quality bullet proof but on the expensive side. I suppose you get what you pay for. Hate to be on the side of a desert highway with a broken rack all for the sake of extra $$ I didn’t want to spend.
I thought I was all done with homework and researching when I finished school. Thank goodness for the evil interweb, let the drooling continue as I upgrade my bicycle.