So I don't know what to call this thread anymore....Anyways here are some more bikes!
My birthday was on Sunday so my Mom went ahead and picked me up this: Dawes Eclipse 1.0. Fun stuff. Needs a sealed bottom bracket put on at some point, but other than that, seems to be a good entry level hybrid.
I had sold the genesis frame to the scrap yard for $15 (with some old CPU heat shields) and took the money and bought...more bikes. My cousin is getting a divorce finalized soon and his ex took his car. So my dad and I are fixing a bicycle up for him so he has some transportation.
It is an old columbia with the non indexed style of shifters. It has a 5 speed rear end and a two speed chainring. Going to paint it black and polish the chromes.
So my sister has been bitching she doesn't have a bicycle (even though i seriously doubt she will be riding that much. Anyways, that being said, this old quest (with a one piece crank?) still has compressible forks (at least with my big ass) so I am just going to throw some parts on it and give it to her. If she doesn't want to ride it I will just sell the damn thing. Has the thumb shifters so no indexing to keep track of.
Lastly, here is an interesting piece of ... poo. The freewheel in the back is trashed, the rear deraileur is seized and, in general, isn't in the best shape. Will just be a parts bike and everything will probably go in ye ole trashcan.
Anyways, none of these are really good bikes, but will be good starters for my sister and cousin. The Quest will probably just get lubed and everything double checked and thrown back together. The Columbia will be a bit more involved.
Note: I have about 150 trouble free miles on the Lotus, all I have to do is grease it occasionally and tighten the crank arms about once a week.
Wheels Wheels Wheels.
There is actually a slick 26 inch tire that I am thinking about putting on the front of the Lotus.
Artistic picture whenever I rode to the thing science people use to look at space.