Planned upgrades

Changing the crankset from double ring to triple ring and the associated bottom bracket. Completed. It’s an old Shimano Biopace triple ring 28-44-50, seems to be in good nick. Also had to pop out to the LBS, to buy a longer BB to fit the triple ring.

New wheel set:

Mavic A119 700c 36H rims front and rear; Spokes TBA Rims have arrived from Chain Reaction.
Shimano DH-3N72A dynamo hub for the front 36H
Schwalbe Marathon Green-guard tyres 700 x 35 Tyres are here from Wiggle.
Shimano 105 5700 rear hub 36H mated with a CS-HG51-8 speed cassette. I have gone with a CS-HG50-8 cassette instead.

During my homework I found that 36H hubs and rims are much stronger than 32H equivalents. (H = holes)

Larger mirror, going to change my small Zefal spin mirror to a larger Urbie. The Zefal is fine when on cycling paths but a bit limited when in the cycling lane on the Monaro Highway in Canberra.  The Zefal will be fitted to the left handlebar. Completed.

New mudguards, some SKS Chromoplastic 45mm. They have arrived from Chain Reaction

A new front rack, a Tubus Ergo lowrider which I will get two brazed on eyelets added by Wayne Kotzur. The rack is also from Wiggle and is sitting on my desk. Added 21 Jul 13, I trialled fitted the track today and marked out where to two eyelets need to be.

For lights to go with my new dynamo, a B&M IQ2 complimented by a B&M toplight rear light. Although my homework continues about the lighting system.

Almost forgot, a new saddle a Brooks B17 standard, in honey flavour. Added 21 Jul 13, I purchased a Brooks B17 Special yesterday using my wife’s platinum discount at Wiggles.  It was within $6 of the standard under my account so why not.