[This resurrected post has been sitting in my drafts folder for over a year]
Lately, I’ve been toying with the idea of ordering a set of tubeless spoked rims for the Bonnie. Toying isn’t the right word. I’m riiiiight on the edge of submitting the shopping cart. Just from a practical standpoint, the idea that I could plug my tire would be such a relief. Especially since I’d like to take the little lady on a multi-day road trip. It would ease my mind.
I don’t know why I’m even carrying on with the charade. I’m just delaying the inevitable.
Fast forward one year:
It should come as no surprise, that I did buy those dang Alpina rims and they’re now on the Bonnie. It was a long road to actually get to this place, though. Once I ordered them, it took months for them to arrive for various reasons. Then they sat in my dining room for a while. And then, saddest of all, the Bonnie sat in the garage for a few more months on it’s new fancy rims. It’s just now that I’m finally riding the Bonnie again.
To the onlooker, the news rims don’t really appear any different, save for the anodized blue hubs. And that would only be apparent if someone had really been paying attention. I didn’t want to go flashy, I just wanted to keep the same basic characteristics of the bike.
Other than some around-towning, my trip coming up this week will be their first long distance voyage. Here’s to hoping an ounce of prevention goes unneeded. ::knocks wood::