|The BEEF Bike visits a cattle ranch on its maiden voyage.|
|The Brooks B17 Standard Saddle is a key component of the BEEF bike. Just like a regular saddle, it has to be broken in and molds to the shape of its rider!|
|The first two pics on the Yawp Cyclery Custom Surly Builds page are the BEEF bike!|
|The combination of the Tanpan with clutch-equipped Shimano Shadow+ rear derailleur|
|Up close shot of the Wolf Tooth Components Tanpan for Shimano 11-speed, which "amplifies road shifter cable pull to allow for seamless communication with mountain derailleurs."|
But perhaps the coolest gift was the DLC 11 red and black bike chain> from Leslie. It was like getting jewelry. Unfortunately, it is not long enough for the 11-speed mountain rear derailleur paired with a road compact double crankset.
|I found a hamburger bike bell at a bike shop in San Diego while shopping with birthday money from my mom!|
I love the ride of this bike. I'd compare to driving a Cadillac versus a sports car (like my Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3). The ride is so smooth and comfortable. It's luxurious!
Time to head out for another ride. Have to break in that saddle!