Chapter Last- Ready To Ride
The Renovelo project is complete and delivered to the customer. The final steps were wrapping the handlebars and installing the SKS P45 fenders. The Fizik Micro-Tex tape has a really nice feel and appearance and I know it’s durable. The P-45 fenders are sized nominally for 700c wheels and tires, but the 650b Nifty Swiftys are close enough in overall diameter that the fenders fit quite well with just a little bit of tweaking.
Bikes somehow look more complete with fenders
Nice racing stripes on the SKS fenders.
The Cane Creek brake levers have a shape that allows for a nice smooth, flat transition from the handlebar ramps. Good for comfort on those long days.
A decent fender line with 650b tires requires nipping the ends off the fender stays for a little tighter radius.