I've been working on controlling the urges, but when I saw this vintage bike on craigslist, I couldn't help myself.
At least this time my impulse shopping ended up with a form of transportation!
Her name is Mel C, she's a Peugeot Mixte, circa sometime-in-the-70s. I am super excited to polish her and tune her up. Why Mel C.? Well, she's totally a sporty spice!
I've been learning more about bike repair from The Chainbreaker Bike Book.
Aside from that, I now have a bike worthy of the Tweed Ride! (Sorry faithful mountain bike)
If you haven't heard of a Tweed Ride:
Vintage Bikes +
Vintage Clothes +
Beards & Bowties=
And I am a huge fan of beards and bowties, btw.
That's something to look forward to this winter! I need to start collecting tweed... and perhaps a banjo.
via Riding Pretty
Oh, the possibilities of a new bicycle. I'm imagining myself riding into the sunset wearing tweed skirt and sensible pumps, banjo slung over my shoulder. Tweed Ride, I await you!
Peace and Bikes,