If you really want it to look nice, take everything off over the winter and get the frame powdercoated. With new plastic and graphics, it would be bee-u-tiful. That's a great idea! It would be summertime for me though, this is the beginning of peak riding season for me. I like riding best when the weather's cool enough to wear all the gear without sweating like I just came out of the gym. Next weekend I'm heading to a place here called Dove Springs. It's near the Mojave Desert. Daytime summer temps around 112 or so. Should be around 80 and nice next weekend. PS. Nice bike Matt.