I was sitting here, and decided that I was going to strip parts from one of my bikes and dump the frame to thin the herd... so I made a list of my bikes. I didn't even realize how many I have.
I live in a one bedroom apartment, so I must really make room, so the Suburban is history once I strip a few pieces I want to keep, like the fenders and the alloy wheels I outfitted her with.
All of these bikes except one have something in common... I'll tell you what after I give you the list.
My current bikes are...
2003 Giant Sedona DX
1979 Schwinn Suburban
1989 Cannondale Touring
1988 Centurion Ironman Dave Scott Master
Early 70's Sears 10 speed
Raleigh MT 500 mountain bike
Motobecane Mixte Frankenbike
As for what makes one different from all of the others... Well, let's just say I am sick! I need help! I can't keep this up!
I have several projects going... a rewrap of some bars, building up a frame for a friend to use... A parts bike that I decided is too good to part out, so now I want to get it back on the road...
The one bike that is different from all the others is...
(drum roll please)
The Giant Sedona DX!
It is the only one I have ever rode for more than a mile... A couple of others had quick initial rides, but are projects... ONLY one has really been ridden since I got it!!!!
This sickness must end! I MUST get at least a couple of these bikes on the road, and I must also stop searching Craigs list and eBay for good cheap deals... Even yesterday I stopped at two thrift stores looking for bikes... And I almost picked one up...
A couple of these bikes will be on my list of bikes available for riding soon, but for now I have one bike and many parts, some of which are bike shaped and close to being real bikes. The Centurion and Sears bikes would probably be ridable if I inflated the tires, but I just got the Sears bike, and the Centurion is my gift to myself for when I get down to 220 pounds... The Cannondale is close (rewrap bars and tune-up) and the Raleigh needs a replacement fork. The Frankenbike is in need of most work, and my highest priority... it is a frame and a pile of parts at the moment...
Will I get any sympathy??????