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.
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