Sunday, March 2, 2008

Robin Hood Is Living In The Garage

Well... I picked up a new bike today. That is, new to me. It's a Robin Hood 3-speed. My assumption is that the bike was manufactured in 1965. At least that's what the date stamp on the Sturmey-Archer 3-speed hub tells me. I bought this bike to ride the Lake Pepin 3-Speed Tour. Unfortunately, the tour is full for this year. Ah well... I guess I needed to get registered and then find a bike. So... it's looking like next year. I may make one little alteration to the all original bike. I don't think that I could manage 85 miles on the saddle. I have an old Brooks B-17 that while not original, is English and was being made when the bike was. Possibly a "more correct" saddle would be the B67, but I don't know if I want to spend more on the saddle than I did on the whole bike.

I got this jewel from the Iowa City Bike Library. It's a wonderful idea and effort. It is well worth your support.

Note: The trip to Iowa City was made on I-80. The dinosaur was still at the Cove. There just wasn't enough room in the back to get it in and take it home. Ah well... Someone would have probably noticed it in the front yard.

1 comment:

the mostly reverend said...

breaks my heart. i lost my robin hood, i named him "sherwood" when i broke up with psycho holly years ago. i'm still devastated.