Strix the harbinger
guards the exit gate, quizzing all
Who will pass this night?

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hey, Piss Ants


After that awfully beating I took with my silver Benotto wraps, I reconsidered and laced on black suede to match the seat. Discerning eyes will also note that the toe clip leathers are now black and the leather trim on the bag is also black. Leather dye and patience.


 How did I turn this around so rapidly?  It was already in the planning stage when I suffered the slings and arrows of your outrageous umbrage.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice bike but it looked a whole lot better with the elegant Benotto tape, dontcha think? Hey, don't blame me, I just work here.

mw

Gunnar Berg said...

You really are a bad person.

Anonymous said...

medium bad.

really it looks great. I have dyed stuff with the black dye and find the original color tends to show thru after a while, don't know what your experience is.

mw

Gunnar Berg said...

'Pends on. Any leather with a slick, sealed finish will show though in time unless you lightly sand or chemically roughen the surface so the dye soaks into the leather rather than just painting the surface.

Anonymous said...

it's still a bike I never tire of looking at regardless of details

mw

Gunnar Berg said...

I think it's little proportional things. The head tube and seat tube are visually parallel, Cino Cinelli's bar stem is dead parallel to the top tube. Just a bundle of subtle little things.

As my brother-in-law mentioned the other night, photos don't do the paint justice. It's WOW!

Anonymous said...

I supported, and still believe the Benotto tape to be superior look for this bike. (I also liked the cork plugs) -Tony

Gunnar Berg said...

The cork plugs may make a comeback on this. Probably not the Benotto. This suede set up really feels good.