Friday, 7 June 2013
flea friday: steelwing
Then this quirky beauty winked at me from the corner in a big basement of a junkshop and was a love at first sight - it ticked all the boxes and some more.
I love everything about it: the grey pleather seat with chunky white stitching, the chalky white handlegrips and pedals, the matt green frame, the electric blue chainguard. The tires were gray too, but alas the rubber was disintegrating and had to be changed. My steelwing comes with a beige basket at front, a built-in lock at the back wheel and a spot of brown rust here and there, which in my opinion only adds character. The bell has a fair bit of it, but despite its rusty looks it has a very clear, bright chime.
Most importantly, this bike glides like a dream - no wonder it is called steel wing.
I'm hoping for many adventures and pleasant pedaling - I will show you some more photos from our first little trip next week.
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