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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I can't believe I almost sold this bike.


Somebody emailed me the other day interested in buying the Stinson. We met Monday for a test ride but he wasn't sure whether he wanted the Stinson or a new 27 speed Giant OCR road bike. In the end he went for the road bike, that's a nulkulturny move like picking a Coors Light over a PBR, but I am glad he did because if he wanted it Monday I would have sold it to him.  After riding to work on Tuesday ... I realized that would have been pure folly to let this bike go.  It is my all weather, fixed gear commuter and with the new gearing, it is awesome.  I am still a little slow on some of my hills but the bigger chain ring up front gives me a lot more control on descents.  

Not sure if I am going to go back to the handlebar bag.  It works nicely on the Tandem and I sort of like not having the big gaping bag upfront.  I can put my light up front rather on the fork blade and have more room to mount my camera while using this little seat bag to hold stuff that would normally go in my pockets.

4 comments:

Neil said...

I sold a guy at work my Litespeed about 5 years ago. I regretted it right away. He reminds me every month how much his wife likes the bike; it's like stabbing me in the heart. But if I hang on to every bike, I will be like a crazy cat hoarder.

Mark said...

Yeah, I think I am going to keep this one and sell the other one that I am going to finish building this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Wait, the guy showed lack of class because he didn't buy your bike? Seems kind of harsh...

Mark said...

Not because he didn't buy my bike, but because he chose an aluminum road bike over a steel, fixed gear.