Needs black tape.
White tape is good for one ride... you know what it is like to work in a shop and around here any colour is usually good as long as it is black.
I have shellacked some of my white taped bars which makes keeping them clean so much easier... the white leather on my Lenton needs a periodic cleaning with leather specific cleaners but is worth the hassle.
Bringing home toys for little Mr. A. There was also an egg slicer and frozen lima beans on board.
Got lucky, REI still had last years model, the new model is supposed to be lighter, but they said that weight savings was taken up by the change to the seat mount. So basically you get a new seat mounting and adjustment on this years model for $100 more. Not worth it.
New to me Trek 5200. Definitely screws up the talent to gear ratio.
Apologies for the eBay photos. Just bought it, hasn't arrived yet...
Call me Fred, call me Clyde
I just like to ride...
Thanks! You can't tell in that picture (mostly because I cloned out the scratches and chips in Photoshop), but it desperately needs a new paint job. I've found a source for decals, so I'm seriously considering it, maybe next winter. Part of my brain wants to try to match the original color, but another part saw this bike and REALLY wants this color:
And yet another part of my brain reminds me how many times I've wished for tires wider than 32mm and fender clearance greater than a fingernail clipping, and I wonder if I shouldn't order a Boulder 650b frame. But that's soooo much money.
The prep work is labour intensive but the actual plating usually costs less then paint and is often less than powdercoat although you want whoever does it to do it right... it took us a long time to find a plater here who did a job we could approve of.