How many bikes should a cyclist own? According to the old joke, the answer is: n + 1. Where n is the number of bikes he currently owns. He can always use one more.
Monday was bulk trash pickup day in our neighborhood, and as Mrs. Noob and I returned from our morning ride, it seemed every house had some junk piled on the curb. Our neighbors across the street had a bike mixed in with their stuff.
“Hey,” I called out to Pat. “A bike! I’m going to check it out.”
A few minutes later, I was the proud owner of a new (to me), free bike.
It’s a beauty.
It’s an old Schwinn Moab mountain bike, unsuspended. A little cleanup and fixup, and the possibilities are endless. It can become an errand bike, or just something to cruise the neighborhood on, or I can put on some fenders, drop bars, and 28 mm tires, and go out to see the world.
Realistically though, it’ll probably contribute some parts to my growing stock. Watch this space for further details.