Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Little Red Bike

I love my little red fold up bike but little red bike must be a
she because she totally frustrating me.
Little red bike would unadjusted her brake pads, dropped her chain,
develop annoying clicks and be a stubborn little girl when I tried to change gears.
She really pissed me off when I pulled out of the car last Friday where she had been curled up resting for about a week.
I unfolded her, started to ride and found the chain caught between
the gears an the chain guard.
I not so carefully put her back in the car and walked to work.

She must have gotten jealous when she found out I was eyeing
a red fold-up Dahon to replace little red bike.
I ordered little red bike online and really wanted to buy one in person this time.
Unfortunately, I could not locate any little red Dahon
fold- up bikes in Sacramento.
 I found 2 fold-up bikes in Sacramento, a Tern D-8 and red Giant.
I chose the Tern.

The bike got great online reviews.
Tern bikes are being manufactured by the
son of the Dahon owner.
The bike is solid and responsive.
It is easy to fold and unfold.
City Bicycles reminded me it is important to fold it exactly as instructed to make
sure the derailleur is not damaged.

Little red bike is going to a new home.
She was great while she lasted but it is time to move on.