But with my new H Plus Son shiny rimmed wheels, it was time to try a new look.
I tried the new wheels on the Yamabushi, with some Schwalbe Durano light beige colored tires, and my Brooks B-17 saddle.
|Yamabushi with Schwalbe Durano tires and Brooks B-17 saddle|
So I replaced the Durano tire with a pair of Grand Bois 700x30 tires I have only used once -- classic side wall and black tread, and a very comfortable ride that still offers plenty of road feel. I went back to the Fizik saddle, and finally, got a very nice pair of Arundel stainless steel bottle cages.
|Grand Bois tires and Fizik Arione saddle|
|Arundel bottle cages -- very nice!|
|Rear wheel --|
|and Front Wheel|
|Matching headlight -- brushed aluminum finish fits the fender, rim etc.|
For a post from another Tokyo based expat's blog showing alternatives for stainless bottle cages, see this.