Sunday 13 November 2011: After
I've been talking about it in the last few posts. Here is my 1983 Raleigh Super Course after my modifications. (To see the Before picture, click here.) In working on it, a name came to me: The Black & Tan.
The colors on the frame are a very dark coffee brown with a gold head tube and accents. I decided to play up the brown coloring a bit by putting some natural cork handlebar tape on. Mechanically, it now has new, more ergonomic handlebars, aero brake levers, and Sutour Bar-Carn bar-end shifters, with all the cabling run under the handlebar tape. I've taken it out for a ride and so far, not bad. I also put on a different crankset- a Sugino RX.