Original Build Thread
It's been just over a year since I first built up the Barracuda Mk.I, and I recently did an update post to the original thread. But these updates to the bike deserved a new thread.
Six weeks ago I decided to move the Cinelli XA stem and Model 66 bar from the Barracuda over to the Gazelle, and the Selle Italia Flite saddle moved over as well. And the search for new parts for the Barracuda begun.
I wanted a slightly wider bar than the 40cm Cinelli as well, and finding any silver 42cm bar with the cable grooves for the aero Tektro R200A levers is difficult, let alone a good condition one with a traditional bend. But at last, here on BikeForums, I found what I was looking for. Dial_Tone who usually hangs out on the Roadie forum had a 3TTT that fit the bill.
Next I picked up a stem, a decently nice forged alloy job that ended up taking a month to get to me after the shop shipped me the wrong style stem the first time. But finally the correct one arrived late last week and the 3TTT bar installed easily.
And that left a new saddle. 55/Rad thankfully had the answer for that. He sent me a beautiful, barely used, San Marco Rolls that he had taken off one of the many italian frames he's recently had pass through his hands.
Today I finally got everything put back together. Finished off with a new roll of my favorite (if not all that vintage) bar tape. I also took a moment of time to polish off the Nashbar "N" off the brake calipers. Hopefully the weather will agree with me enough this week so I can get out for a short ride and test out the Rolls saddle.