-Leccy tape rim tapes
-Double butted spokes & Alloy nipples
-Cut down the handle bars by an inch
-Cut the seat post and stem off (yeah, at the right angle for the expander wedge!) so there is only the minimum 2" required insert in the frame
-Drill out the inner wall of double skinned rims (so a 32 hole Mavic 231CD has 64 holes around the inside wall where the innertune sits)
-Racing bike bartape for grips.
-Smaller frame and longer seat post (though this was usually accidental due to growing!!)
-1.5" nobbly tyres (specialized hard packs)
-Utterly ridiculous spoke lacings, Radial front, 2x drive side & radial rear.
Umm, that's all the stupid things I did to poor un-suspecting bikes BITD!!!
Somerset, like 'Heartbeat' with newer cars!
Retro MTB: 1992 Cannondale 3.0 Deore XT M730. 1992 Marin Pine Mountain Deore DX M650.
Retro road: 1992 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Telekom Shimano 600 STI. 1993 Dyna Tech Ti.
Modern: 2006 Wilier scandium Ultegra 6600. 2014 Wilier GTR Ultegra 6800.