And now back to our regularly scheduled reality
Ok, ok, yesterday’s post was getting a little crazy. What do I really NEED to make this bike go?
The first and most important thing is brakes. Unnamed currently doesn’t have any brake pads.
I don’t have a saddle or basket, but I can order those cheap off the internet. The peddles aren’t great, but those are about $6 at my LBS. The new rack won’t be cheap, but I will need one if I am biking for groceries. It is also illegal to ride without a bell or noise maker and just yelling doesn’t count. Call it $20 for a nice bell, if I can’t find one in my box of spare parts. I’m pretty sure I have that covered.
The grips are frankly crap, but I could get by for a little while before replacing them with some cork ones. Once you go cork, there is no going back.
I won’t really need lights since I won’t be biking after dark on this bike. Claire has a good light set and I’ll take her for the after dark trips, which is mainly biking home from work.
I would like to splash out on some custom decals for Unnamed, but that isn’t really needed to make it go. In the meantime, it’s about $4 for a pin striping paint pen and I can decorate with that. And maybe another $6 for some reflective tape for the rear fender patch.
It will be fine.