Resident Old Fart
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Bikes: Douglas Precision Ti
It was a J.C. Higgins (Sears) cantilever framed tank. It had chrome fenders, whitewall tires, twin headlights, a horn, streamers, and a mudflap that said "Have Bike, Will Travel."
I was humiliated! The cool guys had those three speed "English racers" and here I was stuck with a bike that weighed as much as I did. By Spring I had removed the fenders, chainguard, lights, rear carrier, streamers, and anything else that added to its geekiness.
I rode the daylights out of that bike and when I went off to the seminary my brother-in-law put baskets on the back and rode it to his medical school classes at the University of Kentucky. The last I saw of it it was rusting away outside the Shawneetown apartments at UK.
Wag more, bark less