Wednesday, July 21, 2010


On Thursday, I bought a previously owned road bike - while I wasn't actively looking for one, when the opportunity arose I couldn't help myself. If I hadn't have been working on my future son-in-law's downhill mountain bike, I would have called my cycling partner Roy to tell him the good news. When the phone rang and it was Roy calling to tell me about his own new bike, I wasn't surprised because whenever I think of calling him, he calls me. Curious that we should both buy bikes in the same week!

Mine appears to be custom made and has had a very good paint job (with no bike badge it was a cinch to figure that out). The Italian Modolo brakes interest me as they are well designed and the pads look easy to replace. The rims are Australian? and the front crankset is SunTour.

The thing that impresses me most is its 18 lb. weight! I've never owned a bike so light and I vow not to over-bling this baby like I usually do with my bikes. Roy and I are going to cycle in France next year and I'll have to decide if I want to turn this gem into a touring bike.

But there I go, thinking about adding stuff to my very light new bike!