So I got the lights and gear transferred over to the Surly who I think is getting a new name. I haven’t been happy with any of the names I’ve tried out so far, but I’m trying out Ms. Billie Blue. No relation to the Australian convict.
In any case, today I learned how wonderful it is to ride your commute with a bicycle that you can count on. I didn’t really realize how much I effort I spent constantly checking the chain, listening to the derailleur for the slightest sound of binding, checking that the brake cable hadn’t slipped for the 50th time, etc. Just being able to really sit back and enjoy the ride was extremely pleasant.