As Vegtam the Wanderer, Odin traveled the earth in quest of knowledge. He ventured to the Well of Urd, the fount of all knowledge. There he gouged out his eye, trading it for a drink from the well - trading his eyesight for insight.
Me too. -
Gunnar the Seeker. ;-)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ron Cooper Update

I have been dry fitting the  Ron Cooper with parts on hand to see what I have to come up with, It has become obvious that I need a bar stem. My world has mostly involved road bikes. I do not exactly remember where the Nitto stem came from, but it is waaay too long, front to back. If I hope to save my back I need to pull the bars more back in my lap. Other than that and brake levers I am pretty much in good shape.

Okay, let's talk about that paint color again. I was thinking about black, but the ladies rule. Lorna likes the Cinelli green - and I sleep with her. And then Justine played the green poetry card. Green it is. Cinelli green with a yellow head tube and a yellow seat tube panel. You flam red and purple guys can complain all you want, but this is going to be it.

When I shot the picture my wrenches were spread out. I have two sets of wrenches, the wonderful drop forged S-K chromium American made set I inherited from my father-in-law, and a more workman like set of "made in the U.S of A," black oxide wrenches. Inheritances aside, I prefer the black tools that look and feel more like the real tools I grew up with back on the farm.


Continued good health - Gunnar

2 comments:

Silk Hope said...

Patina looks great from here. I say leave it alone, build it and ride it. IMHO.

Gunnar Berg said...

I am not a fan of "patina", unless it is an historical museum piece.