|Here is an overall picture of the bike with the “tourist” handle bars and Topeak rack/bag. The rack and bag have now been removed – declared too heavy. I am searching for a lightweight rack that does not attach to the seat post. To put the bike on a hitch type rack (on the back of the car) I will remove the seat and battery to keep weight down.
The tires are a good compromise between low rolling resistance and comfort/shock absorbing.
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