Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Loaner Bike

This is the bike that Alex leaves at work for me to borrow when I come to town. I really enjoy riding it. I think it's a 1983 Trek 620, as for components, it is just standard goodness: fly rack, Noodle bars, B-17, Sakae compact double crank (45/28 I think), Suntour barcons, and bitchin Avocet Fasgrip tires. These are great tires. I don't think you can find them anymore, which is a shame, because they feel very close to the Grand Bois Cerf to me and they were about 1/2 the price.

I use this loaner to go from work to the hotel, which is only a mile or so. I try to get in at least one ride with Alex and/or a ride to family or friends for dinner. Last night I rode to Woodinville, which is about 10 miles on the Sammamish River Trail. It feels great to ride hard on a long flat run like that. Especially after the last few weeks in Spokane, where I've spent a lot of time huffing and puffing through the snow or carefully picking over icy streets.


Jacque Hendrix said...

That looks like a fun bike to ride. I especially like the idea of riding it on roads without snow.

RJ said...

I am wondering when the big bike manufacturers are going to start realizing that there is a HUGE demand for vintage-style bikes. Sometimes, for being so "cutting edge," large companies can be remarkably far behind.

Now, I'm not saying I WANT big bike manufacturers to start pumping out old Peugeot knock offs.. I'm just surprised they haven't yet! (Or have they?)