To each his own. I am happy for Grf that he found exactly what he was looking for. Grif is well-known to us and has been a great supporter and contributer to these forums.
Grif and I disagree on the gas caps, however. I have no interest whatsoever in one of those gas caps. I LIKE the locking gas cap that comes with the bike. They work perfectly for me. They reduce temptation for the lookiloos to open it (and maybe put something in).
After a year of GT ownership with 42 fill-ups, and 21 years on the previous bike, I never once failed to latch down the locking gas cap. I have never found it open, either.
What I lust after are those hub covers.
The look SO COOL. I haven't bought them (yet) because I don't know the following:
* I worry that as temperatures change, they will expand and contract, putting undue pressure on the hubs and bearings.
* I worry that their claim of keeping the hubs cooler is untested and may not be true.
* I worry that they might fall off or be stolen.
Oh well. Each person lusts after their own set of farkles.