The weather warmed up a little today, which allowed me to get out to the garage and clean things up a bit. The free workspace also allowed spending some time on the X bike.
I ran the brake cables and made some adjustments, but I have to say that while the braking is satisfactory, it’s not nearly what it should be. I’m pretty sure I’ll need to upgrade with a better V-brake that can take the Kool Stop pads. The current pads are a hard plastic surface, and compared to the LHT, the stopping is terrible.
The fork is only held on by the stem, with no star nut yet, so I couldn’t really push things, but at this early stage I’d say the bike still has a sporty feel to it. I’ll need to make some adjustments for shifting, but it’s close.
Next is to work out a mount for the rear light. The front light will probably go on the handlebars like the LHT. A Wald 137 basket is on order, along with a little cargo net.
We’ll be out of town this weekend, but with warmer weather forecast, it will be great to get back to some riding.