I recently bought some “upgrades” for my bike. As usual, they are add-ons that don’t make a huge dent on my wallet.
I wanted a seat with spring suspensions and when I learned that a bike buddy was selling a leather one, i got one. Leather saddles have some advantages over padded saddles. They shape to the sit bones on your bottom thus giving you a more comfortable ride. So far, long rides have been more comfy and no chaffing on my inner thighs.
Next is a rear rack carrier.
Carrying a backpack or any other bag when biking is very uncomfortable. So a rear rack provides a location where I can place my things during rides or on my daily commute. Its a Biologic Portage rack. It retails for around 1200 pesos, but I got it from a bike buddy at 500 pesos. Made of high gauge aluminum tubes, it doesn’t add that much weight to the bike.