I made some changes to my son's bike over the last few days which really improved things for him. After having only ridden mountain bikes, he was having trouble adjusting to drop bars and skinny tires. I replaced the drop bars with Velo-Orange Tourist Bars and cork grips. I added mountain bike brake levers, a high rise Nitto stem, and 28mm tires. I also found an old used Wrights saddle on Ebay. Almost everything I bought was on sale with the stem being the most expensive item.
We took the bike out for another test ride this afternoon and thankfully he was happy with the new setup.
My son wanted a Brooks saddle like mine, I just could'nt justify spending over $100 on a high maintenance saddle for a 12 year old. He can abuse this one all he wants.
I think I left the brake cable housing a little too long.
I started this blog a couple of years ago when I used to print and sell t shirts with bike related designs. The name of my blog was the name of my business, Rat Trap Press. Rat Trap, referred to the old style road pedals, and Press of course referred to my screen printing press. Due to some sudden unexpected expenses I had to sell my screen printing equipment. I decided to stick with the name, RTP, and continue writing about my relaxed paced adventures around Fort Worth, Texas. Please take some time to say hello.