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.