Here are two items that will be on my new polo bike. I think I enjoy getting the parts together for new bikes more than riding them.
The Vans X Cult waffle grips are such a great idea. Since I got my first pair of Vans Chukkas I have been a fan of the gum soled shoe for every discipline. Now I can look at them on my bars too! I go through grips very quickly, especially on the mallet side, so I’ll be back with a little update on these.
I looked for a quality 104bcd chainring for a while, the best I could find was a Salsa chainring that I could import from the US. I love Salsa, I will have Salsa elsewhere on this new bike, but I found that I could get an even higher quality chainring made here in the UK by Goldtec! I’m impressed with the quality machining, great finish and looks to be dead round.