View Full Version : Queen Bee Spring Makeover . . .

04-02-2004, 10:17 PM
Well, it was a long, cold, snowy winter--so what better way to spend the cold days than buying new gewgaws, gimcracks, chi-chis, and thingamajigs for the Queen Bee!

We have . . .

• New FSA carbon crank.
• New SLR saddle--also known as the “butt floss” saddle . . .
• New Open Corsa CX tires. I have only one ride in on these, but they ride like a magic carpet.
• New bar tape

04-02-2004, 10:19 PM
. . . are the pictures. :D

04-02-2004, 10:22 PM
That’s Bontrager yellow bar tape. Finally found some yellow that is not that icky lime-greeny-yellow Profile stuff!

04-02-2004, 10:25 PM
The pinstrip is 3M tape from the local auto paint store--same place I got the paint to do the pedals, stem, and computer. This stuff is $10 a roll, but it’s the good stuff. I’ve also got some on one of the spokes to see how it holds up. If it lasts OK I may do some more spokes.

04-02-2004, 10:27 PM
. . . with the same lanyard cord from the local craft store. The Serotta “S” is detailed with touch-up paint from the auto parts store. Real easy to do, since the letter is sunk into the badge.

04-02-2004, 10:28 PM
BUZZZZZZ!! Enjoy! :D

04-02-2004, 10:49 PM

04-03-2004, 12:06 PM
nicely done. She just keeps getting better


04-03-2004, 04:08 PM
Wow BeeMan , You may need to have your e-mail address on the chain stays so the Babes know where to contact you .

04-03-2004, 04:20 PM
...THANK YOU! You leave us in the dust!

Simply amazing.

04-03-2004, 06:08 PM

There's no doubt about it, you're the queen of the throne.

Umm, was that a speck of dirt I saw on your pedal or is it just a bee trying to hump your bike?

04-03-2004, 08:11 PM
• New Open Corsa CX tires. I have only one ride in on these, but they ride like a magic carpet.

Aren't they wonderful? I bought up a bunch of pairs at $50 a pair before they went to the Evos. They ride like my old French Clement tubulars.

BTW, the Bee is the bomb. My little bee (bee light?) is jealous. I might have to paint my Speedplays yellow. :)


04-04-2004, 12:08 PM
I like that tape much better Dave. She's a bit more to the point now...

04-04-2004, 05:04 PM
The only thing missing is a yellow chain. Great job.


04-04-2004, 09:09 PM
Hmmm . . . Now where did I put that spray paint? :rolleyes:


04-04-2004, 10:14 PM
I'm stunned, or stung. Do swarms follow her home?
Sincerely, magnificent. Thanks for sharing.

04-05-2004, 08:46 AM
Beautifu job. Just when I thought I could put the check book a way for a few weeks you and raise the bar again, and again, and . . . well you get the idea.

I give - the Nebraska clone is not worthy. May I help cool the hive as tribute to your beauty?

Have a great one - Don

04-05-2004, 08:36 PM
But my car sure could use a good wash and detailing! ;)

See you at owner’s weekend????? . . . Maybe we could breed ‘em together and get a Legend compact? :rolleyes:


04-05-2004, 10:40 PM
I'd love to make it to an owners weekend but that will have to wait until another year. My daughter is getting married in October in California.

If you come through NE sometime I'll treat you to some burgers on the grill and margaritas to chase them down with.


04-16-2004, 02:15 AM
Great job improving the Bee Mobile.... You should try (yellow, of course) Veloflex tires, I think they ride better than the Vittorias.

Too Tall
04-16-2004, 06:44 AM

Like your saddle setback too. When you have spare time to fool with things that don't matter try rotating your bars so the lower portion is at a +10 rather than the +15-20 you have and than move the brake hoods down...you'll find that the bars / hoods will make a pretty flat area...ifn' you like that.

04-16-2004, 09:29 AM
I spoke to BeeMan about this last nite while observing the Queen Bee in her hive and the BeeMan told me his wings like this odd position. I have decided to ride along side the BeeMan Saturday and see his hand position while on the road to further assess possible changes to his cockpit area.

Too Tall
04-16-2004, 10:30 AM
Shorter stem. I'l bet a beeee-r on it.

04-16-2004, 10:39 AM
isn't it dangerous riding that in the spring, during bee mating season? :)