Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: central Illinois
Bikes: Bike Friday tikit, Co-Motion tandem (custom), Trek 2300, world's heaviest Fisher mountain bike, Bianchi Pista, Paisley tricycle
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Thanks for the mention, Craig. I noticed the bump. It's pretty basic opinion on bicycle buying, but if someone finds it useful, so much the better. I had been thinking about a similar article on how to spend too much on a bicycle, but I'm not sure that's possible (remember, I used to sell bicycles).
As far as the penny farthing, or ordinary, or as they called it back in the day, the bicycle that's blocking the door to the bar, I sold it quite a while ago and used the money (and a bit more) to purchase my first tandem: a Burley. I had that bike about three years, the Trek that replaced it at least 15 years and the Co-Motion that replaced the Trek about five years.
If I get some mad money someday, I'll throw down my cash for a Victory ordinary out of Florida. Beautiful work. Hmm, maybe I need to read my bike buying article again...