new grips on the new handlebars

In Uncategorized on July 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm
New handlebars with cork grips

getting there….

The new handlebars with the newly installed cork grips!

The brake lever positioning isn’t quite what I’d like as when the levers are aligned under the grips, you can’t fully depress the levers which equals a loss in braking power which is BadNews! As it stands, I’ve rotated the levers so they’re a bit off center. You get full braking power, but at the loss of the clean and svelte lines I was looking for, and on a mixte, it’s all about the clean and svelte lines, right?

However, I’ve done my share of old bike “upgrades” and know that it’s a slippery slope that can lead to spending way more money than you would have thought at the outset. I’ll see how C. likes the set up before doing anything more…