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Friday, April 03, 2009

New Old Makino

I took this out for it's first real ride yesterday and it rides.

But it got me thinking... about the fact that for some unknowable reason I am drawn to second-hand frames.

It may be because they resonate with a different frequency than a new bike. Or it may be that a used bike has a bit of mystery. My own naivité contributes greatly to this theory -- I have no clue whose name is written (in Kanjii) on the downtube.

It is often the bit of mystery that makes discovering a bike's attributes pleasurable.


1 comment:

Eric said...

It looks great - I like it way more than the Felt