Wednesday, May 14, 2008

needing new wheels

I took my bike in for a tune up last week and got "the call" a couple of days later. It seems there is quite a lot wrong with it -- just about everything except for the frame needs replacing! I wasn't totally surprised. I've had the bike a long time, put a lot of miles on it, and it wasn't an expensive bike when I originally bought it. (I should also mention the owner of this bike shop is very honest and reliable.) So... in terms of money, it actually makes more sense to get a new one.

I've started looking a bit at new bikes. I sort of have myself pictured this way:


Yet, the sales people keep showing me bikes like this...



and/or this...



I mean, really -- What's up with that?!

9 comments:

Diane said...

I like the second one. You can see I'm not cool. But I'm more a plodder :).

I need new wheels, I think, too. Haven't biked for ages. and it sounds fun.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

now when i saw the first photo all i kept thinking was "barbara's going blonde"... blonde. it's over-rated you know...

oh wait yah you meant the bike... yeah yeah

dust bunny said...

Who could NOT love the second one???? :)

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Why am I hearing the Wicked Witch of the West theme?

I love the training wheels on the Miss Gulch model.

Presbyterian Gal said...

I like the way WE look in that first picture. They really captured us, didn't they?

Jiff said...

You'll be a cool rider on any bike!

Barbara B. said...

thanks jiff (although cool might be a stretch on the Miss Gulch one) :)

presbygal, yes, you are in the lead, but I am hot on your trail :)

Rev SS said...

catching up on my reading and LOL!

Counselor in Process said...

I have a jazzy (20 years ago when I bought it) mountain bike sitting in the storage room. Want it? I'm getting to the age where I'm afraid to ride it in the city.