Saturday, December 3, 2011

What's in the stand...

On the spot bar tape job on something a bit unique. Jacquie Phelan pedaled over from Fairfax on a spectacular Fall day here in West Marin. Temps in the upper 60s, maybe the 70s. We were also under a "hazardous wind advisory" that never materialized. Good for cycling.

With Jacquie's bike in the stand, I peeled off several years of torn and frayed cloth handlebar tape and replaced it with some new Cateye tape and some split-in-half Grab-On drop bar grips. The halved sections fit on top of the bar where your hands rest and are held in place by the cloth tape. And while Jacquie was snapping photos of a coffee table sized book of cycling posters, I finished within minutes. And Robin Williams' bike was not in the stand as reported. I had relayed a story of him stopping at the shop to pick up another layer while he was out on a ride and was facing dropping temperatures.

Splash of color

Cunningham Cross Bike

Alice B. Toeclips

Built by...

Jacquie and her bike

(What's playing: Tom Russell The Sky Above, The Mud Below)


2 comments:

efuentes said...

On a cycling coolness scale I rate so far below you, its not even funny .....

blackmountaincycles said...

But you get to ride all those cool spots in Mexico. *That* is pretty damn cool!