hi all...this is jonesygrl introducing herself from sunny san diego! i've been riding bikes all my life but only recently introduced to the world of cycling and i'm totally hooked. it's a wonderful form of transportation, and a great way to see the world. one goes so much farther on a bike than on one's own two feet.
without further delay, an introduction to the babies:
* (this one is about to be sold, or given away). about an '07 Marin
"mountain" bike. aluminum frame, super heavy, pretty crappy components, and also uncomfortably small. she's been good to me though and deserves a good home...
* this spring some friends were planning about a 40-miler that i thought was an excellent excuse to upgrade myself to a "real" bike...and found a 2005 FELT F1
for a steal on ebay. i think she's slightly small for me, but an excellent ride. she turns when i just even think about turning and with a few long rides under our belt, we are becoming fast friends. the only trouble is the roads around san diego are terrible and the ride is really rough (especially when i forget my gel gloves and gel-padded shorts). hence...the next baby...
* a few weeks ago i went to a bike swapmeet and found a vintage raleigh olympian
. the headset badge is in excellent shape and the paint looks rather good too. it was converted to a single-speed and has been so much fun around town. i'm also not as paranoid about locking it up as i am the felt, which makes trips to the market much more fun. besides, how can you not smile while riding a purple bike??
* just recently my amazing, incredible boyfriend gave me a gorgeous red, vintage marinoni special
. (well, we think it's a "special"). she was born sometime between '82 and '87 and has "M"s on the fork tops instead of fleur-de-lis or maple leaves. marinoni is written in script on the tops of the seat stays, has the "M" underneath the bottom bracket, and she looks to have been repainted the same beautiful red as original. unfortunately, the new paint covers the serial number...so the first order of business is to uncover that. and then promptly contact the marinoni family
she came with campagnolo crankset w/chain ring, two crank arms, campagnolo bottom bracket, and a headset (not campagnolo).
anyway, that's the jonesygrl family as it stands today. i keep meaning to take pictures of everyone- and now that i've joined this forum i will do that sooner than later and show them off.