red spd matches the paint mother fucker>actually i spent an extra 5 bucks for the red spds >another extra 5 for saddle
It's a bike made for climbing uphill. the drops point up in the back to act like horns, you lean forward and kiss the tire like midosuji, it really really makes going uphill for the 1000th time that day easier, to the point of making it almost adventageous to flat level biking with the shorter wheel distance and effort level compared to traditional 700c skinnys.
with barcon indexed' shifters (suntour clickys), i'll be able to upgrade to a nicer rear wheel and front wheel, maybe try building them myself
you have compact drops, not ideal imo, but you know how you can grab the front to bend your arms to hold, but you also gain access to the sti's completely- i believe it's better for the levers to be forward and accessable from the very drops-ist.
those old longpull are---
oh god is that claris drivetrain?