Changed the front wheels to a wheel set with sturdier rims (DMR DeeVee 32-507), shod with Schwalbe Shredda Evo 50-507. The worn-in Shredda handle much better than the new Kojak.
The brand new drum brakes felt a bit weak yesterday, but after 30km or so the brake pads where worn-in and worked pretty nicely today.
At the rear, the Kojak 50-559 had to make way for a faster and grippier Marathon Almotion 55-559 as well. Changing the tyres was definitely a good decision.
New take on the rear lights. This time two B&M Toplight Flat S battery rear lights in vertical orientation on both sides of the seat.
The ‘custom’ handlebar isn’t finished, yet. Currently it got a stock 90mm ICE handlebar stem. It’s a bit too short for the 24″ wheels. With a longer stem the mirrors better clear the front wheels. To add a visual accent, a polished 120mm stem is on order.
The seat pad still needs some work. I’ve removed the central foam pad to slim it down a bit, but didn’t glue it back yet. The new Ventisit pad is probably the way to go, but IMO the old Vortex seat just looks stunning. It does feel a bit hard at the shoulder blades, though.