About my Bicycle

My bike, affectionately named Slimer (because we welcome and encourage Ghost Buster references in this household), is hands down one of my most favorite things. 

Bike
My Bicycle

 

It was a graduation present and it cost my father a grand total of $60.00 at re-Cycles, my friendly neighbourhood (not-for-profit) bicycle shop. 

Bike
My Bicycle
 
We have been together since June 2010.  During this time I had to replace both tires and one wheel, but other than that we have been getting along just great.
My Bicycle

 Sometimes the breaks need fixing and sometimes the gears stick.

My Bicycle
But when the day comes that I can finally afford an upgrade, I think I will actually be a little bit sad to see it go.   
My Bicycle
Which is silly, because it’s just a bicycle.
 
My Bicycle

4 thoughts on “About my Bicycle

  1. krfarmerKenny November 11, 2013 / 1:02 pm

    Yes i got mine second hand. This last weekend the man at the bicycle shop said i should upgrade to a 29er that would fit my length better. Money is not only the thing. It was this bike that got me traveling.Now how do i pass it on. I have been riding it from 2010.

    • walktrotcycle December 29, 2013 / 7:26 pm

      I agree! Bicycles come along with so much emotional attachment. I actually have a new bike for touring and longer day trips, but I don’t know if I have it in me to part with my old junker…

  2. Madoqua May 17, 2012 / 5:12 pm

    What an awesome graduation present! Unless you have space issues, you may not need to get rid of it at upgrade time. Bikes that are ridden a lot and enjoyed get to be like a trusty friend and are hard to part with! 🙂

    • walktrotcycle May 17, 2012 / 9:03 pm

      I agree 100% -i sometimes lust after new and shiny bicycles but when it comes down to it I feel like none will measure up to the one I already have! I do like the idea of a bike you can pack up into a suitcase for easy traveling, however…

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