Today I went and bought another bike. This time, I drove to Oak Harbor and found out it’s quite a ways out from the Vern. I cannot believe there are people in my class that commute from that far There are actually four students in the class from the same two bridges and 25 miles away and they do not car pool! It just blows my mind, the amount of driving people are comfortable with around here. I saw not one bicycle the whole way there. I did see over two dozen espresso shacks. I have heard they only hire girls to work in them, to work a shift in fumes of idling cars and pickup trucks.
It is the first carbon bike I’ve owned. It’s old, and has 1″ steering, and a steel fork! It was neglected and in disrepair. The dude even drove his car to the end of the driveway to meet me. About 50 yards. Lame. Another garage queen. Sweet.
I am told it’s an Aegis but it is obviously painted for a team… but 20 years ago style. A rescue? You bet. She’ll get ridden, after I rebuild it and nicer. I’m quite happy with the size: 57×56.
I already have it stripped. It will get the Dura Ace 9 speed down tube shifters I have had in a box. I’m already looking for a carbon fork and a 1″ threadless head set. And no, I’m not ‘going carbon’ this is going to be a toy, and perpetually on the ‘would sell’ list. My BIKE and MY bike are still both good steel. This one got done today also, for one Katie so dear:by