My Son’s Bike

My son’s bike has a reputation.

He’s very serious about his bike as his method for getting place to place. Gotta love his commitment to it. Rain, snow,subzero temps you will see him – on his bike. If he has places to go – his bike is what gets him there.

He picked up a rusted to heck green ten speed Schwinn, for $60 at Working Bikes Co-op. Someone had converted it to an 8 speed.  Already that’s a tad odd.  He switched it out to fixed gear, added an aerospoke so that he’d never have to true a wheel again.  Recently the bike got a new seat.

The thing is a mutt.

photographs by karen

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6 Responses to My Son’s Bike

  1. Tim Morrow says:

    You seem to be very proud of your son. You care for his each and every need. It feels very great when your parents are at your back every time. nice read.

  2. Craig says:

    This cycle looks quite old but you have taken a great care of your son’s cycle. You are a supportive parent and your child is very lucky for having you as a parent.

  3. Karen Hanrahan says:

    Thank you.

  4. Karen Hanrahan says:

    Thank you

  5. rjmatter says:

    I noticed no mounting clamps for lights and no reflectors on that bike. The seatpost-mounted fender would block any seatpost mounted tail light or reflector. If you love your son, better get some real fenders for that bike and at a minimum outfit it with a front headlight and a red rear reflector (a red blinkie would be good too; a Cateye LD-500 is both a reflector and tail light). That is far cheaper than a trip to the emergency room or the morgue.

  6. Karen Hanrahan says:

    how nice of of you to make suggestions for my son’s bike safey – he rides often at night and is properly luminated, reflected and blinking

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