No I wouldn't ditch it even if it was plastic. That bike is a work of art. Was kind of joking all the folks who have to have F/E's. I don't have F/E's on my bikes. Should'a put one of these in there, I guess.What do you want to bet the shovel is made of CF though, would you still ditch it?
I did say J/K...
This is a GREAT thread. I've gone back to the beginning for another trip. Thanks to everybody for all the yummy pics, especially you, RD.