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    Muscle bike design spec robtown's Avatar
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    She'll be mine again (Premee returns)

    I sold her to a coworker.
    I missed her.
    He listened to a group of OCP
    He ignored her
    She is light
    She is fast
    She is returning


    Here is what she looked like when we met:



    I put shellaced blue bar tape, a new freewheel, and silver LOOK pedals on her. When she returns I may exchange the suede selle sadle for a B17 standard black. Her wheels had given me problems so I'm selling them off and installing some nice Sun M13II 36 spoke 700c and Continental GP 4000 tires.
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    Well how could some OCP appreciate a classic bike for its obvious panache. It ain't carbon or unobtanium and he couldn't find a matching kit and helmet so his loss is your gain again. Take care of her she's a beauty
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    I pulled a hammy by just looking at that bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stringbreaker View Post
    Well how could some OCP appreciate a classic bike for its obvious panache. It ain't carbon or unobtanium and he couldn't find a matching kit and helmet so his loss is your gain again. Take care of her she's a beauty
    The coworker was a newbie who was entering a Washington D.C. / Richmond Charity ride. He and I are both 6'2" 210 lbs (approx). His riding partners kept telling him the bike was too large. I suspect they have newer bikes with much lower top tubes and long seat posts - as seems to be the modern style.

    I had bought (as a replacement) an 86 Schwinn Prelude in gunmetal shades and fixed her up very nicely. She was only 58cm, however, and just too small. The Prelude weighed in at 22 lbs - and I suspect the Premis does also - quite light for steel.
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    The Premis is a great bike! You're lucky to get it back!!!!

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    Love that quill stem--and it's setup: For a man who knows the value of a healthy back.
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    Awesome colors on that bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    Awesome colors on that bike.
    You couldn't let it go, could you Gary?

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    On her return
    Will she forgive?
    Some new bits...a nice gesture, but
    Only time is truth.
    Your time, and lots of it.

    Perhaps, if luck has been your cell mate
    And the gods have taken pity on your lot,
    You will feel her love again.
    Last edited by Louis; 01-14-08 at 10:47 PM.

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    I've sold a couple that I want back.............they got a lot more love here than there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robtown View Post
    I put shellaced blue bar tape, a new freewheel, and silver LOOK pedals on her.
    That's a great looking bike. Two questions. 1. What kind of tubing did Schwinn use on that model? Were they using the Tange? 2. Excuse the ignorance on this one... what does shellac do to bar tape?
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSLeVan View Post
    That's a great looking bike. Two questions. 1. What kind of tubing did Schwinn use on that model? Were they using the Tange? 2. Excuse the ignorance on this one... what does shellac do to bar tape?
    Shellac over cloth bar tape is old-style wrap. It darkens the tape and makes it shiny and waterproof. I'll post some new pics once I get her back and cleaned up.
    Several higher end schwinn lightweight road bikes from about 85-87 used Columbus Tenax tubing. I believe the Premis tubes are triple butted.
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    You have the coolest bikes of all. That one is awe inspiring.
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    I was going to ask about shellac over bar tape a couple of weeks ago. Might as well do it here.

    My question has to do with the comfort of riding on shellac'ed bar tape. It seems to me that it would only be slightly softer than bare metal, although a bit thicker and a bit easier to warm up under one's hand.

    It looks nice and I know it significantly extends the life of the bar tape, but it doesn't strike me as being functional. Kinda in the same league as a carbon fiber saddle. Do people find it comfortable to rest their hands on with the weight of their torso bearing down on them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    I was going to ask about shellac over bar tape a couple of weeks ago. Might as well do it here.

    My question has to do with the comfort of riding on shellac'ed bar tape. It seems to me that it would only be slightly softer than bare metal, although a bit thicker and a bit easier to warm up under one's hand.

    It looks nice and I know it significantly extends the life of the bar tape, but it doesn't strike me as being functional. Kinda in the same league as a carbon fiber saddle. Do people find it comfortable to rest their hands on with the weight of their torso bearing down on them?
    It's gripper than bare metal. It might be tough on bare hands but I always wear gloves. I understand that too much padding can cause hand numbness like over padded saddles cause sore bums.
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