He has done the polished finish before. It's just that most people prefer the paint. I would have painted mine metallic blue (same as my old bike) if I had the cash, I may do it in the future. But the bare metal/polish finish does have a certain charm.
Tinea Pedis wrote:
Just make sure you rotate those bars down a bit Rush.
I realised on that test ride that with the Ergonova bar you have to rotate it down anyway, otherwise the flat tops of the bars make an awkward angle with your wrists.
So I rotated the bar down and moved the shifters up a little. After a bit of fettling I think I've got a good position now which puts most of the pressure on my palm heel when on the hoods, yet I can still easily shift/brake from the drops.
Gorgeous frame! Begs for matching bars, stem and seatpost.....that would really, "tie the room together"
Well I could have gone for a 3T post but I've heard that they aren't as good as the Enve. I could have got the post and stem painted back/dark grey but I quite like the 'utilitarian' look of the bike. It's not as 'pretty' as other Baums, it has a more 'rustic' look.