I plan on transferring the handlebar, stem, saddle, pedals and bottle cages over from the plastic bike, meaning that I already have a small head start on the new bike. However, today marked the very first purchase of an elemental component.
Cane Creek 110 headset
A headset. Yes, a headset. Or more accurately, an A-Headset®. One that retails for $130. Ninety eight grams of 7075 T-6 aluminum, CNC machined in Fletcher, North Carolina and incorporating impeccably smoove bearings, a brilliant silver anodized finish and an unmatched 110 year warranty. Yessir, this headset is destined to become a family heirloom. I bet someday Celeste will hand it down to a grandchild for use on his HøverBike 3000®. But not before it's been used by me over tens of thousands of beautiful road miles.