Sunday, July 08, 2007
Above are the four bicycles that are currently at Alta Loma - the one next to the wall is my workhorse bicycle - Sharon gave it to me. It does have a few problems - the right shift (the one that makes the most difference has come unplugged (probably not the right word) so going up a hill of any size at all is a chore. It is an off-road bike - chunky wheels, heavy bike, but it is very sturdy. The bicycle bag on the front handlebars was about $12.00 at Target.
The second bike in is the one that Dad got free with the house - it doesn't work well and I have ridden it about a half a block. That was far enough.
The third bike seems to have possibilities - I've tested it a bit - maybe a block. The tires seem to hold air and the gears seem to shift. I got the bike, including the basket for $15.00 at the SCW thrift store. It is much heavier than Roberta's, but a little lighter than my workhorse bike.
The fourth bike is Roberta's REAL bike - it is by far the best, easiest, lightest, fastest, etc. of the bikes, but I don't like to ride it much as I don't like to leave it anywhere for fear it will get stolen.
I'm going computer shopping this afternoon with a client, so need to be a bit more research . . .