That is a top find, lovely looking bike but I can understand the lack of comfort with the shellac'd tape - must be quite an effective way of removing skin from your hands! Oh, and love the odd looking jockey wheels.
Is it me, or is the drop on the bars pretty deep?
I didn't experience anything odd with the drop. Have to take a looks for it.
Tape: It is not that the tape cuts into my skin or whatever. It is the lack of padding that makes the tape not feel comfortable. To lack hoods do too. The levers itself are kinda squarish ...and my hands or not - of course
I managed to get hoods on today. Without removing the levers! Hoods were flexy enough to work them from the lever over the housing
Good to not having to remove the levers, as it would have involved a risk for the original tape (the teambike on the 84 catalogue uses the same)
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