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friday favourite – speed river bicycle

So my mountain bike was pretty hot shit when I bought it, ahhh, 20+ years ago. Or so I thought. I paid a good price from a local bike shop and while I don’t ride a lot, it always had a nice warm home on my front porch (to give the illusion that I hopped on it every morning to ride to work) or tucked away in my new backyard shed.

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My trainer has been encouraging me to pull it out of storage and get back on. I did a few weeks ago. Loved it. And then the front shifter wouldn’t let me get out of low gear – I thanked it for not sticking in high gear.

I rode it to the local bike shop, feeling a little sheepish at its age among all the shiny new things. They politely said it would need the full tune up.

I just picked it up and rode home in smooth style. For $85 and a smile, my old bike is all tuned up. The sales guy even added “it’s a good bike.”

 

I especially loved the line on the receipt that said to give it a “clean up and make nice” which is probably mostly what it needed.

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Thanks Speed River Bicycle.

CJR