Re: My new vehicle and I'm really excited!
Being a motorcyclist, I also like to ride bicycles, and, in my shop here, I have been enlisted by town's people to work on, fix, maintain their bicycles, for the adults, and especially for the kids. We always used to get new bikes form some of the places that didn't sell some models, to give away at our local Christmas Dinner, and I was always the person that put them together, finished the ones that weren't all the way done, etc.
Part of working on these bikes was that some people came here, and literally gave me bikes, donated, etc. My plan was to do them up for those that couldn't afford a bike, no bike shop here, though. Only problem was, not enough money to do all the things like new tires/tubes, seats, cables for all, so, I still have a bunch of unfinished bikes all over the place. I gave away to the Kiwanis Club 70 kid's bikes, in all forms of fixed, to not fixed, three years ago. I am waiting now for a fellow in Reno to have enough time to come and get the adult bikes not finished in the last year, about 40 or so, so, his group can continue finishing them to give to people.
I have about 20 finished bikes in my front room now (they share room with 10 motorcycles there as well), and another 8 bicycles in my master bedroom. One of which is a French Tour de France bike that is literally glued together, no welding, no bolts, glued, like the French Mirage fighter jets are (It got given to me by a nice lady now deceased, told me to go pull on that handlebar poking out of a large mud pit, didn't know it had a full racing bicycle still attached to it). And, a full suspension Specialized I used to ride when in town, that I built a pull along trailer for. I'd leave it at my sister's place in town, and when I went there, I'd ride it all over the place, doing my errands. Town is 8 miles from my rural dwelling, so, riding in and out from my place was out, too tar for this fat, out of shape old fart to go. Yerington is about a mile and a half square, so, riding around town it was great, if the altitude didn't get to you, 4,800 feet.
Rich, that is a great looking bike, I hope you get the time, and urge to "get out and pedal yer tail all over the place" on it.
I miss riding my bikes, and I don't think I will be able to ride any of them in the future, the spider bite on my hand isn't coming along very well.