Sunday, April 27, 2008

Bike in, bike out

I bought another bike today. An old Coast King cruiser from the mid-60s. It's a real basket case and is going to need a lot of work. I don't need another bike. Via email the seller and I had agreed to a price that was about 1/3 of his original asking price. When I got there and looked at it, I tried to walk away from the deal because it was in rougher shape than I originally realized. I wasn't pushing for a better deal, but he offered and I couldn't say no.

Anybody want to buy my Montgomery Ward Hawthorne? I don't need two single speed cruisers. It rides decent, but not great. The rear hub needs fresh lube, and so does the bottom bracket. I did repack the front hub a year or so ago, but didn't get any further. Coaster brake works well. The seat sags, as one of the supports underneath is broken. Below are a few pictures. Make me an offer. frosti AT gmail DOT com





Date: April 25
Mileage: 18
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Kuwahara
April mileage: 372
Year to date mileage: 1251

4 comments:

Yon Saucy Wench said...

I don't need another bike.

Who are you and what have you done with Pete?

rigtenzin said...

Here's an offer: I advise you to learn to say no. I had a similar situation this weekend. I went to buy a frame and it was bent (slight buckle under the downtube). I still felt like I was obligated, for some reason, to buy the thing. I did not, but I can imagine a weaker version of me buying it anyway. I hate that part of me.

midway cyclist said...

The remedy for that is go get yourself an acetylene torch. Then you have any number of excuses to collect more bike junk - to practice on, build art projects, whatever.

GolgiApparatus said...

Craigslist it...black is a hot color in '08...if you don't want the hassle of listing it...let me know your price and I will ponder it...I am happily in denial regarding my addiction...

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