[*BCM*] Need advice!
vicki at nyu.edu
Fri Jul 21 12:43:31 EDT 2006
Haha! You guys are hilarious.
So listen, I just spent the last 4 days straight away from my bike (was out of town!), and I
came back with
enough separation between then and now to realize that, yes, although I do love my vintage
that was GIVEN to me, it is far too big for my 5'8" frame.
The guys at Cambridge bikes said they'd try to lower the stem more for me so I'm not in as
much of a 45-
degree angle, but really...the bike frame is just too big.
It has 10 speeds, and although I live on Mission Hill, am not as fit as I want to be, and am
annoyed by the damn
hills I live on/around, I want a fixed gear.
I want to step it up because I've been thinking about it for ages, and there is such a
noticeable lack of synergy
between me and the bike. When it picks up speed and gets lost in the void of my freewheel,
rather than fed
back into my legs, it's annoying.
So rather than try to convert this vintage french bike to a fixie, I think I should just look for
another bike. Any
oh, and p.s. - i have this Trek hybrid and, while i think it's great to have this bike, i never
seem to use it. i've
considered selling it for extra cash, but decided to keep it for weekend excursions on
number of excursions so far: 0
so yeah, should i do it or what?
Vicki G. Siolos
vicki at nyu.edu
"weigh those opinions . more like air than lead . every planned occupation . surefire
disappointment up ahead"
- modest mouse.
----- Original Message -----
> Message: 2
> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 08:34:51 -0400
> From: "Tom Revay" <trevay at massbike.org>
> Subject: Re: [*BCM*] "Your legs were astounding."
> To: list at bostoncriticalmass.org
> Message-ID: <200607210834510409.039E7BBF at localhost>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
> On 7/21/2006 at 1:48 AM Jym Dyer wrote:
> >Cyclist Near Minuteman in Lexington on Cervelo Bike - w4m - 32
> >Reply to: pers-183379413 at craigslist.org
> >Date: 2006-07-18, 12:45PM EDT
> >I saw you riding down Mass Ave this morning at around 10 AM...
> >You were wearing a blue jersey and riding a Cervelo with blue
> >handlebar tape. Your legs were astounding. I just had to get
> >that off my chest. Made my day!
> That's pretty funny. Cyclists' tastes are a bit outside the
> mainstream, aren't they?
> I like to tell a story about meeting and chatting with two women I
> met near the Malvern Hill Civil War battle site just east of
> Richmond, Virginia, several years ago. They were traveling down
> the east coast, while I was turning west on the Transamerica Trail.
> One had a Waterford touring bike, bran'spankin'new, green and
> shiny. The other had a vintage Miyata 1000, which Sheldon "Knows
> His Stuff" Brown said was the best stock touring bike ever made. I
> was riding its little brother, the Miyata 615GT, which is now my
> fixed gear commuter.
> We had a chat, and y'know what? They were just flippin' gorgeous!
> I mean it, I was -drooling- just looking at the pair of them!
> And the women were nice looking, too.
> Tom Revay
> Happily married since 1990. 8-)
More information about the Bostoncriticalmass