Saturday, April 30, 2011


Fafnir on Minneapolis Bike Love has claimed me ol' beauty of a bike. A good person who will love her and ride her, I'm happy to see her go to a good home.

Monday, April 25, 2011

For Sale

Bikes come and go and to get too attached to an object is to lose a bit of one's self. Or so I'm telling myself. I am putting the Bleriot up for sale to a good home.

It's 58cm with 650B wheels, so it's good for those with shorter legs. I'm 5'9" - 5'10" with said short legs and it fits like a dream. Deore LX derailleurs, Sugino crank, Tektro brakes.  Nitto Noodle handlebars (48 cm) with shellaced cloth tape.  She's a beauty, that's for sure, but there are places where the paint has been chipped.  Overall a fine bike in great condition.  No rack, pedals or saddle with this.  Comment with contact info if you're interested.

Why?  I've got bikes that do the jobs this did and I just need to make space.  I'm bound and determined to get me a Pugsly but the Mrs says I gotta make room for it before I do.  The Long Haul Trucker has become my go to bike and I just don't ride this any more.  It was my first nice bike and I have happy memories with it (Grand Rapids ride especially), but after all, it's just a thing.  She's a good bike and I'm sure she'll make someone very happy.