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Why is this bike so much fun?(6 posts)

Why is this bike so much fun?look271
Dec 5, 2001 2:14 PM
I have a beater Schwinn circa 1970's that I bought on e-bay for about $30. I put drop bars on it, changed the saddle, rebuilt the wheels (it's single-speed-not a fixte) and put new tires, wheels, cables, and brake levers. It's heavy, doesn't fit exactly right, but I have a blast every time I ride it. It even has a kick-stand. Why do I have this perverse enjoyment of this bike? :-)
Oops! Bike-related. A thousand apologies! (nm)look271
Dec 5, 2001 2:18 PM
Ooops, cycling-related replyRetro
Dec 5, 2001 4:18 PM
I have a sorta similar bike, a road frame a neighbor was throwing away. I put a singlespeed freewheel and a bunch of take-off and garage parts on it (priest bars, 700x40 tires, whatever I had around). It's just a kick to fool around on...
'Cause there are no expectations about performance.MB1
Dec 5, 2001 5:33 PM
You can just enjoy having a fun ride. SSs rule!
'Cause there are no expectations about performance.look271
Dec 5, 2001 5:42 PM
That's what I love about riding, any riding, in the late fall and winter. You're riding just because you enjoy it. No pressure, not (really) training for anything. If you want to stop and check out a beautiful view, watch some deer in a stream; anything, it doesn't matter. As for the SS thing, you're right. I have the SS bug. I feel the need to get a fixte (and, no, not because Sloan just got one-been thinking about it for a while). With this weather that we're having, I could see 4K for the year, which is about 1k more than I was shooting for.:-))))))))))))))))
yup, same with MilanoDog
Dec 6, 2001 12:31 PM
That's what I like about riding my Bianchi Milano -- not only no expectations of performance, but expectations of NO performance. When I'm on that baby I can ride slowly, and never be tempted to catch a wheel or hammer up a hill. It's pure fun. Everyone needs a bike like that.

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