Free Spirit

Hello and thanks for rolling by my blog today. If you’ve been here before you’re already aware of the stuff I peddle on this site: my personal stories of camping, recaps of a dates occasionally, photos of my pups, TV commercial research, but much like a retriever at the Westminster Dog Show, today’s post fits into the sporting category. More specifically, riding bicycles.

Napoleon Dynamite Kip GIF by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment - Find & Share on GIPHY

Two gently-used bikes came into my life recently and it’s a crazy coincidence that they’re almost exactly like this bike I bought at an estate sale in Nashville. They’re all a Sears brand (or at least, a brand commonly found at Sears in the 1970s) called “Free Spirit.” I LOVE my Free Spirit bicycle. I’ve ridden it all around Nashville (before I moved to Florida) and also around campgrounds at state parks in Florida.

Just like mine, the his and her Free Spirit bicycles need new tubes and tires (and just a little tlc) to be road ready. Well, I’ve got the time and after buying the equipment, all that’s left is to swap these things out. Here’s a list of the equipment purchased on Amazon and at Walmart:

Sunlite Road Tires (Amazon)

Kenda Rubber Rim Strips (Amazon)

Goodyear Tubes (size 26 x 1-3/8) (Walmart in-store or online)

These bikes have such character and I wish I knew the stories they’ve been a part of. Check back tomorrow for the “after” pictures and I’ll spoil it a little bit: They look so good!

Do you have any stories of a previously loved bicycle? Feel free to spoke speak up. Thanks for taking a ‘brake’ to check out my blog today.

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes a 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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