26 May 2011

A new addition to the family...

My stable of bicycles grew by one last night.

My friend, Greg, came over last night with his “new” bike – a Cannondale CAAD8 that he traded a shotgun for at a local pawn shop (good trade, in my opinion) and asked me to do the whole “swap out” thing on it (wheels, saddle, computer, new bar tape, etc…). I asked him what he was going to do with the Fuji, he asked if I wanted it. I offered to pay him for it, which he declined – saying that I have helped him with his bike whenever he needed it.

So, I now have 3.5 bikes in my stable:

’04 Fuji Finest AL

’94 Specialized Allez Pro – aka “Pepto”

Early ‘90’s Koga-Miyata Prologue (currently in the process of becoming a fixed-gear. Just need a crank and chain)

Unknown make or model “tall bike” – aka my “I don’t get enough attention riding around town in lycra on a road bike, so let’s make sure everybody notices me as I ride around with my kids on a bike that is tall enough that I can look over everyone’s fence” bike.

I say 3.5 since the fixed-gear bike is missing the crank, chain, and pedals.

None of the bikes I own are new, but that doesn’t make me any less of a cyclist. I still get out on the bike as often as possible, and enjoy riding as much as the next cyclist.

Not that I wouldn’t love a whisper-light carbon fiber or unobtanium ride, it just isn’t financially possible at this point.

I guess Lance had one thing right. It’s not about the bike...

1 comment:

Loving the Bike said...

Nice...it's always exciting to add another bike to the stable. Congratulations. Man, I sure could use a few more in mine.