My Ugly Bike
I have blogged before about Lu. And don’t get me wrong, I am really glad to have him. But, I just saw this ad:
My first thought was “Wow! Look how minty they are!”
My second thought was “Eep! $600”
Third thought “Meh, $300 each is a little high, but you would get a matched set”
Fourth thought “Now I won’t feel bad about painting Lu.”
And that’s the one I’m settling on. Sure I would love a Raleigh 20 with a good paint job, but this way I can pick out whatever colour I want. I think I want a metallic powder blue. Something like this:
I LOVE this bike! Don’t get me wrong, I am happy to fix up my Nishiki, but I would still trade him in a heartbeat for that frame. Mind you, I would want brakes and more gears and fenders and racks because what I really want is a touring bike with drop bars…. Or I could just copy the colour onto a bike I already have and thus have a cool folding bike in a great colour.
UPDATE: Holy Foreshadowing Batman! I promise that when I wrote this I wasn’t looking for a mixte. I wasn’t looking for a new bike at all. It is hard to believe that only week later the perfect mixte roadbike would fall in my lap with all the accessories I asked for and more.