Out With The Old And In With The Older
Well, I sold one of my favorite personal bikes, today. Adam, one of the baristas down at Kaladi Brothers Coffee, was the victim of a scum-sucking bike thief, a while back, and needed a bike to get around town.
Gone but not forgotten.
I showed him some choices of frames we could build for him, and then I showed him the Cafe Scorcher. The C.S. won him over when he test rode it.
I felt the need to thin the herd, a little, since I just built up a new bike for myself. This orange Peugeot UO8 (a 1974 model) has decided to stay with me, and that brought my total of personal bikes up to 11. My self-imposed limit is 10, at the moment, so I had to let something go.
The Cafe bike was my go-to bike for running errands. The big tires took forever to leak down, if I inflated them to 80 psi. So I could just grab it and go without having to air the tires first. I probably put more miles on it, this summer, than any other bike I own.
KHS Fixed MTB
So, I figure the KHS can take overe the short-haul errand running, in addition to being my off-road fixie. I eliminate an overlap in bikes, and clear a space out for the Peugeot, at the same time.
Speaking of the Peugeot: This one, oddly enough, has an actual headtube badge, rather than a decal.
So, out with the old (1980's MTB Cafe Scorcher) and in with the older (1974 Peugeot).
More pictures of the Peugeot here http://www.grinderbikes.com/jon_peugeot.html