oh yes dear reader ... the bike is only the base of what you need. Now you need to buy the stuff that the bike needs (second life anyone??). You just can't take to the streets without the compulsory bicycle accessories, all of which are totally practical of course.
A number of them are even necessary to improve your chances of staying visible to the generally blind pedestrian and vehicle driving public, for whom you are instantly "public enemy no.1".
Some accessories are even more practical, like things to hold your puncture repair kit, which one day soon we'll learn to use. So here's the starter kit - lights, pump and drink bottles.. oh yeah and the on-board computer providing you with all the vital statistics you need ... isn't it really small!!!