Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Stevie B's New Old Bike
Regular visitors to GDP know I'm a big fan of the bicycle but my buddy Stevie B has me beat. Get this: He didn't even get his first driver's license until he was 50! He grew up in Toronto and used a bike for his only personal transportation for most of his adult life.
So he just bought this beautiful old Fuji touring bike on eBay and we've converted it to a sort of city bike with upright handlebars instead of the drops it came with and I've loaned him my honey gold Brooks B-17 saddle. He's had the matching grips laying around for 20-odd years just waiting for the right project. It's an all together beautiful machine.
Bike geeks may click here for a peek at the ultracool vintage headbadge.