Nate Bunnyfield (natebunnyfield) wrote,
Nate Bunnyfield

i'm a singlespeeder now.

Today, I turned Halie (my sexy red, all steel Raleigh tenspeed that had a tendency to shift gears all on its own) into a very fun and slightly lighter singlespeed.

Halie was born in the 80s and is now on 6 month loan from the Arcata Bike Library for $20.
Ironically, I bought the bmx-type freewheel gear for $20 too.
I'm not actually sure how they feel about these kinds of modifications, but whatever they're hippies, anarchists and anti-establishment.

I've learned quite a bit about bike mechanicry with Halie.
Stuff like taking apart the chain, adjusting brakes and whatever.
And I enjoy my rapid, headache free commute a lot more than I was expecting to.

If you have a bike library in your town, you should consider checking them out.
I think my next bike will be an $1000 fixed-gear.
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