Seems like Steve is too modest to display before and after pictures, but if you do a search on his threads you’ll find this bike as it was when he bought it, and I can tell you it looked pretty dowdy by comparison with this spectacular effort.
What is it like to ride Steve? And what kind of response do you get out on the trail? I like to picture you riding around on it at a furious pace, with a wild-eyed look on your face and making blood-curdling noises.
I can tell you that it really is a joy to ride. Not because it is flashy. It handles very well, responsive and agile, and because of the light weight it flies through the twistys. The Extralite levers are fabulous with good firm brake action, considering their weight at 64 grams for the pair.
I get good responses from all who look upon her. Most people have to look twice. One bloke actually crashed yesterday out on a ride when approaching me . (true story).
Here is the before pic...
Thanks all for the kind words.
- gil_m from this forum made the decals - and a bloody fine job did he.