Thursday, April 24, 2008

Turk's head

My old Canadian-built Raleigh Grand Prix wears Albatross bars. Prior to mounting the Tech-77 break levers, which feature "parking brake" plungers, I ringbolt-hitched the levers with tarred seine twine, finished with a 3-ply 4x3 Turk's Head at one end and a 2-ply at the other. Photograph from my porch in Montreal. Oh, the knobby tire in view is on my daughter's bike, locked to mine.

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