finished stripping the bars, stem, and 105 STI stuff off my Soma
Double Cross and installing a Nitto UI-5GX stem, Nitto Noodle bars,
Tektro 221a aero brake levers and Shimano Dura Ace 9 speed barcons.
I wrapped the bars with yellow cloth tape (finished with hemp twine),
and then applied two coats of Bullseye amber shellac. After the
first two coats have had a chance to cure thoroughly, I'm going
to add several coats of clear shellac to build up the finish, as
I think the color match with the Brooks is pretty good as it is.
like the way it looks, and at least for me the barcons are a real
breath of fresh air. I never did like the Shimano 105 brifters.
They worked really well, but the sideways motion of shifting hurt
my wrists, and I never ever got the front shifting in indexed mode
as smooth and rub-free as I prefer. With the friction mode barcon
for the front, I can trim it perfectly any time, very easily.
pleased, and I think I'm done with all my build and mods on this