Taking the XStream to work

I’m commuting with the Rans XStream since last week. Figured, it’s the best way to get more accustomed to this (for me) odd bike.

The Duranos had to go and make way for more supple Big Ben, that can take the beating of a daily commute and provide a bit more grip. Unfortunately the widest tyres that will fit are 50-559 Big Ben (discontinued in 2015), but they leave no space for fenders. I know, fitting fenders to a Rans XStream is kind of a sacrilege, but I live in an area that gets fairly wet in winter and the XStream is on commuter duty now.

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It got a 24″ front wheel to provide enough space with the 55-507 Big Ben to fit at least a fender at the front. My plan is to fit a 24″ wheel and fender to the rear as well, but didn’t find a proper rim yet.

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