Going for the first overseas riding trip(Bintan) with some really seasoned riders tomorrow. I have prepped the flamingo with new tyres which MBS says is supposedly puncture proof... hope it does the job well. For the past 2 weeks, i have being using it and it rolls well on the road and on gravel.. so it should be OK. Anyway to buy more insurance.. I got a portable hand pump and Patch kit/levers....
Touchpoint wise, I have finally got myself a Ergon Grips which was also comfortable and doesn't rotate as the original grips installed on Flamingo F1.
Rear rack, I just got the simplest version which is Topeak MTX V neck rack. It is secured by the seat post but sometimes it will rotate slightly. I added a rubber shim to increase the gripping force and the rack is now very stable. The bag is a very nice addition, which slides in neatly. It also features two light duty side bags which I stuff with my barang barang. To prevent the side bags from rubbing again the tyres.. i rigged a tyre guard which is made from all the spare parts from the baby seat... I hope it works..
|rear rack with bag to hold stuff
|Ready to roll