Hi all! I am thrilled to find a friendly Clyde forum and I look forward to contributing as I can in addition to taking advantage of y'all's wisdom.

I have just started riding again and am building up my daily commuter as a frankenbike on a bits and pieces budget. The bike started out as a Bianchi hybrid and I have done a fair bit to it. Most of you will call it a Fred bike, but I am enjoying it.

Trekker bars with dual brake levers
Travel Agents to let the road levers work with the mtb brakes
New double wall front wheel with Deore disc hub
BB5 front disk
Avid linear pull rear brake
collapsible wire baskets on rear
Topeak removable front basket
Shimano clipless pedals
Stainless braided cables
Brooks B17 saddle