Now what kind of Seattle cyclist removes fenders in December? Well one who wants to fit the fattest possible tires on their bike that's who! And to be honest it wasn't like having a bike with fenders was making me ride in the rain anyway, I was spoiled by the incredibly sun drenched summer/fall we had here in the NW.
And I don't recall the last time I pedaled a bike in anger, or joy or indifference... its been months. So one thing this little experiment will help with is getting my fat rear end back in the saddle. So to work! A little side by side by side look at the before and after tires.
Here is what the existing Panaracer Pasela's 700x35c's look like with the calipers
After some fiddling with brake pads and such I am ready to roll before the sun sets on this shortest (last?) day of the year. Finally I am ready to throw a leg over the top tube for the first time in a while.