I got back to Cambridge to find a day of awesome weather and a big box waiting from me. My Cinelli made a safe trip directly from Milan and I was ready to take a look at her so I ended up spending the rest of the morning assembling her:
The big box ready to be open
At least the gear cables and shifters came assembled!
A small surprise: a cinelli hobo moleskine
The other parts waiting to be used
Starting to look like a bicycle
Front wheel and brakes are ready
Cinelli AVS gel pads, another goody I was not expecting
I didn’t fit the front rack on purpose since I’m still deciding on whether I am going to use it or not. Anyway, the bicycle feels really good and I am quite a proud owner. The goal now is to put in as many kilometres as possible before the final check-up and departure.
As a final note: I am quite glad that I had to build the bike up as I now feel a lot more confident to tackle any mechanical problem and I know which tools I will really need in Japan.
Crediamo in te, bici!