Originally Posted by johnnytheboy
awzum, can dig it.
New saddle and different cranks for my Stout:
I'm starting to think about some honey bar tape, too.
fyi it was an oldschool practice to shellace cloth handlebar tape. keeps it on better, more water proof, and looks cool because the shellac will give the tape a darker, caramel-ish color tone. i did it to red cloth tape and it turned a nice burgundy maroon. tends to look nice with older or older style bikes with brooks saddles.
i believe some people also shellac cork tape. i did it to some cork tape i had, and it got kinda crackly and not so good looking...although it could have been cuz it was maybe not actual cork tape but synthetic cork and perhaps the two react different with shellac
"Never argue with an idiot. He'll only bring you down to his level, then beat you with experience..."
Pretty sure the white stuff is synthetic (Ritchey branded, not nearly as good as Cinelli). I will hold out for the Brooks bar tape.
Old timey cannondaley goodness mmm...