Monday, January 9, 2012

Re-enactment bike ahoy! Shellacked bars, twine and champagne corks.

my capitulation to the hegemony
of the drop bars
proceeds apace.
as does my commitment to the cause of
although I had to watch Mr Peterson's video to remind me,
twining the bars took me back to my Dad showing me how to bind a
fishing rod.
very satisfying.

the shellac covers up the words
"Australia" and
I thought the shellac would make the bar tape
hard and scratchy
but the feel is surprisingly warm and smooth
with enough tooth to feel secure.

this kooky short stem
was a hard rubbish find
and puts the bars exactly where I need them
to be able to ride comfortably on the hoods
even though they look a bit naff.

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