Now, what customizing effort would be complete without a challenge? In this case, it came in the form of the rear wheel and caliper assembly. The saga began with the initial shipping inspection-see, what'd we tell you?-when the wrong rear caliper and mount were found in the box. A phone call revealed that the part we ordered was out of stock, and since the shippers knew we were on a deadline, they included a universal mount and caliper. (Beware of the word "universal," which means you can make it fit, really.) With the first attempt to mount the wheel, a second discovery was made: The wheel had arrived with the wrong spacers. Consequently, when the axle was torqued-or simply tightened, for that matter-the wheel would not turn. So in the blink of an eye, a planned day of wrenching turned into a day and a half. After a quick trip to the hardware store, however, the right combination of washers was arrived at, and the wheel was bolted into place. Then, of course, the universal caliper mount had to be adapted to the Road Star. More trips to the hardware store ensued, but, ultimately, all was forgiven when the pieces finally settled into place.