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Old 06-07-15, 04:02 PM
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Dave Cutter
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Oddjob2 I love your 360! And I've always been a big fan of high pressure continental's too. Thanks for sharing.

I've always thought yellow bikes were/are special... (my first road bike was a '63 Varsity in what they called "coppertone"). About a month ago I saw a Trek 1400 aluminum... that I just had to own. And I ended up trading my 2 vintage steel winter project bikes for that aluminum. The 1400 is a great bike... very light and fast. But I felt displaced not owning a real steel bicycle.

Well just today.... I found this:


All I've done with the bike so far is some cleaning and a few drops of oil. I don't know for sure yet.... but I think that might be the original "blue handle bar tape". If the tape is original.... I will be re-wrapping the bars... using the same tape but hopefully hiding a few scars. If I don't re-use the tape..... I too will be joining the ranks of "flippers" by ordering some cheap blue handle bar tape from China. I like the look!

I think my picture is better.

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