After 3.5 years and 1700+ miles, the Ribble has been retired. It’d been my main commuting bike since I bought it, especially in wet weather. However after breaking yet another rear wheel I have replaced it with a Singular Peregrine. It’s got the drive-train from the Ribble, a pre-enjoyed Bontrager Race 29er front wheel, a new XT on Mavic A319 36-spoke rear wheel, 38mm cross tyres, Avid BB5 Road brakes, a mix of finishing kit (Specialized, Thomson, Bontrager), and some rather shiny Gilles Berthoud mudguards. Total weight is a rather hefty 29.5lbs, a planned swap to 32mm road tyres should help reduce that a bit.
The first proper test ride will probably be to work and back on Monday.