Wednesday, March 26, 2008

What's in the stand today...

Just noticed that the previous post was #100. I don't know if I should be proud of that or if it means I'm sliding into computer geekdom.

Thought this was post worthy - two vintage Stumpjumper Sports in the stand at the same time. One was in for a new rear tire and the other was rescued from a dumpster by its new owner who found it worthy and was in for new cables, chain, and seatpost. Both bikes also had the original, uncut bullmoose bars. Guess what! Twenty-eight inch bars are back in fashion after 25 years, I'm thinking these are 1983 model year bikes.

This was also in recently. The brake hoods had melted like the Wicked Witch of the West in a spring shower. Guess this is what is meant by "gum hoods."

(What's playing: Carlos Santana Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen)


Guitar Ted said...

Mike: I recently gave in and started wearing those latex gloves when working on stuff like those gum hood, crusty old bar tape, solvents, libes, etc. I have found that my skin is recovering nicely from that perpetual "grease tan". I don't know if you are into those gloves, but it might not be a bad idea. Years of exposure to the "elements" of shop work have taken their toll on me. I wish I'd have started using them sooner, ya know?

Anyway, nice Stumpys. I get a few of those in from time to time too. Gotta love a plate crown style fork, whether it is cast or actual plate. I just like that look.

blackmountaincycles said...

Me too - especially when working on DOT 3/4 hydraulic brakes - and really grungy bikes.