I had a delightful Sunday two weeks ago when my oldest son and his long time friend, Kyle, (and long time family friend) converged on the Mancave to rebuild my son's Trek 520 campus bike and to build up a road bike for Kyle.
We settled on a somewhat beat up, but very functional, 1989 Trek 660 frame I had around and a hodge podge of operationally good parts.
Below is the email I received last night from Kyle and his photos of the completed bike.
Thank you again for giving me all of the parts to put the trek together, I love this new bicycle. I used both the clear and amber shellack on the orange tape and as you can see it came out very red.
You were right, after about a week of riding the cables needed to be readjusted. Now everything is finely tuned. When I get some more free time I plan on cutting this brooks style leather saddle down to something more similar to a swallow design, I will have to let you know how it goes. The third image is a photo of what the completed saddle should look like. Neale and I will have to plan a ride up to Scottsdale so you can see first hand.
thank you again,