Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: Calfee Tetra, Bontrager Race Lite, Bike Friday Tandem, etc
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Originally Posted by jeff^d
Very sweet ride, lots of quality stuff. Were you able to build the wheels yourself?
The only concern I'd have is the Brooks due to all the rain I hear Portland gets. I hear that's not the best for the leather.
It's been a long while since I've built wheels and I'm pretty short on time, so I had them built up by Clever Cycles (great local shop).
It has both a leather saddle and bar tape. The proofide definitely has its work cut out for it
The saddle mainly stays dry as either I'm sitting on it, or the bike is parked indoors. The bar tape remains to be seen, but I've heard good things. After mainly using spongy cork tape, wrapping it was like wrapping a dress belt around the bars -- took a lot more force than I'm used to. That said, it's supposed to be about the most durable (and surely the most expensive) stuff out there.
Last edited by dhalbrook; 02-12-08 at 11:19 PM.