The past week has been spent getting Sam's new bike sorted, last weekend was assembling the basics and just getting it rolling.
We are still waiting for the wheels to be built and in the interim she is using my spare wheels, I am quite looking forward to seeing the dynamo hub in action, I am very impressed so far with the lamp unit, it has variable beam and a USB charging port perfect for both winter commuting and touring with.
The frame is lovely and the Surly Disc Trucker fork really suits the bike well, my reservation about the frame set is the chain stay mount for mudguards, it seems to be in the wrong place and should be 25mm further away to give clearance for the front mech and easy of fitting for the fenders.
My poor trek is in the wars, it has suffered another broken spoke and is now off the road until my spare wheels can be readied for action once more, I doubt I will be taking the hand built wheels to France and maybe take a chance with the machine built ones instead.
In the mean time the Onone has been pressed into service, I have fitted the Trek's rack to it to make it easier to commute with, it may even be used to tour with, we will see.
I have recently discovered a way of linking my normal route home up with the last part of the cycle trails so now I can take the fun way home more frequently.