Saturday, July 26, 2008

For the Record

I picked up this guy from Via Bicycles last month after selling my so-wrong-for-the-city Mongoose Switchback on Craigslist.

It's a pretty old vintage Raleigh Record converted to single speed (not fixie). It's not particularly fancy or light or warp-speed, but it runs like a Swiss clock. My daily commute is now fun and efficient instead of annoying and excruciating.

My coworker Isaiah claims that I am insane for getting the gears taken off, but they looked kinda busted at the time of purchase and I didn't want to deal with constantly maintaining them. I don't ever really use gears anyway. Philly's pretty flat.

The folks at Via are truly the best around. Wouldn't buy bike stuff anywhere else.

1 comment:

Sharptooth said...

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