Happy new bike day! That's quite a professional grade shot.
I would start with a helmet, gloves, and sun or prescription glasses. Add spare inner tubes for the front and rear tires, which are likely of different sizes. Tire levers, a pump, and a patch kit will round out a very bare bones spares setup.
Wow, thanks! These are really helpful tips.That’s the best cargo.
You will want flashing lights on the front and back. Helmet for your cargo.
Water bottle cage(s).
Keep that photographer contracted to follow you around and then post your pictures on the photos of your ride thread.
Congrats on the new ride.
You, Sir, appear to know me a bit too well .Now that Mr. Newleaf has seen it .... I can imagine him riding a Firla with a couple trailers behind .... still and video cameras on tripods, with lights, sound-recording gear, spare bike, kayak, camping gear including a 50-gallon cooler and a barbeque grill …. And Chip, of course, riding up front to see all the sights and attract all the attention.
Looks like you have some thread to work with but maybe could use 1 or 2 more of those black washers like you have 2 of on the right side to make it work. if you put the end of yours where threads end on new one it seems that it would be similar length.Burley Coho XC 16+ (16x3") wheel and fat bike 'Burley Ballz' thru-axle.
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View attachment 55738 The +rim is significantly wider than the stock version. The tire looks significantly wider despite the fact that it's 'only' 3" in diameter vs. the stock tire's 2.125" diameter.
View attachment 55739 Here is where it gets annoying: the two skewers are marked as being of identical size. I purchased the size I did based on advice from the shop where I bought the bike. Accounting for the extra length imparted by the 'Burley Ballz' on either end of the new one, the two thru-axles seem to be of equal length. Spoiler alert: they are not. The Burley axle is better than an inch too long. Somehow.
You're right, there is plenty of thread left. There isn't plenty of depth in the nut which corresponds to the threads. Burley suggests using spacers to make up the difference. They didn't include any spacers, but in any case a gap of more than an inch seems less like a spacer thing and more like a right-size-part thing. Perhaps I'm also making a mountain out of a mole hill. I'm new to thru axles and open to other views.Looks like you have some thread to work with but maybe could use 1 or 2 more of those black washers like you have 2 of on the right side to make it work. if you put the end of yours where threads end on new one it seems that it would be similar length.