I picked up a new Cycloc from eBay for a slightly better deal than the $110 AUD they seem to go for. A little bit more difficult to put up than expected, mostly owing to some misdirection from a Bunnings employee and a too short drill bit.
This is Lauren’s new bike that we picked up Monday night!
We really enjoyed riding the Barclay’s bikes in London and wish we could have ridden the bike share scheme in Paris. The bike lanes were so well separated from the road in Paris it just felt so right. Melbourne has a long way to go before our bike share scheme becomes as good as those available in Europe (ditch the helmet laws, build independent bike lanes throughout the CBD).
In the mean time we wanted to pick up some reconditioned vintage bikes so we rely less on our cars for short and medium journeys. Buying old bikes is a great way of keeping them off the scrap heap, and it means we can support local businesses that do the repairs and resales. Mark was a great help when we picked up the bike, and has offered to help me get a vintage men’s road bike going. There’s plenty of businesses out there restoring ladie’s bikes but virtually none restoring men’s.