I’ve finally chosen the color scheme for my bike restoration project: Deep forest green. I was inspired by these photos which I’ve posted previously. I think I’ll use the same Brooks saddle shown here, The Swallow, although I’ll surely have to swallow a lot less food over the coming months to fit my ass on such a narrow seat. Interesting idea: The Bicycle Seat Diet.

On the other hand, I’ve also decided to not go single-gear, instead retaining the Campagnolo derailleur system. Hell, for the extra half-pound it would eliminate, I’d rather lose a couple of pounds off my ass and keep the potential for climbing steep hills open. If I want the fixed gear experience I can always just not shift! Besides, I’m not sure a fixed gear is such a great idea with 57 year-old knees.