it doesn't look like a critical area so i thought i'd try to fix it myself.
here's the drive side:
and the other side:
i bought this plastic metal stuff from the automotive dept at walmart, at the suggestion of my friend dan:
basically, i just smeared it on with my finger until the entire area was covered:
prior to applying it to the bike, dan asked why i bought gray color.
it didn't dawn on me they make other colors??? i mean, when you buy glue you don't really get the same color as the paper? by that logic, i was also expecting it to be clear. so i was a little puzzled by it's appearance. i suppose it does look like a [fake] plastic metal...
while i waited for it to dry...
here's what my cockpit looks like. u___u do i win the ugly bike contest now?
i need to learn how to put on new bar tape.
here is where the handlebars hit the asphalt:
the rest of the bike is in surprisingly good shape i think my body cushioned most of the bike
when i got home: http://waa.ai/4UgA
after 2 days:
after 1 week: https://twitter.com/synonyme/status/497532400637706240
after 2 months:
all better! just a tiny bruise and some scar tissue.
i bought this reflective red-color tape from walmart about a month ago
not a perfect match but nicer than plastic metal, anyway.
covered up the whole area. in the sun, not so bad!
in the shade, it's more obvious.
that's all for now. i hope it holds up!
amazing dan buck at 1:59
slipshift (the sexier clipshift?)
CIRCULUS!!! finally getting some air time! i love these guys!