Free Spirit, part 2

If you missed my post yesterday showing a few “before” pictures of these fantastic bicycles from the 1970s, click here to catch up. OK, so these bikes have now had a little work done on them, not like in the Dolly Parton way, although the bikes DO have some big round things. Wow, when I started writing this I had no idea I’d be talking about Dolly Parton’s boobs. Okkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk anyway, without further aboob ado, here are the “after” pictures of these Free Spirit bikes.

It’s a his and hers pair of Free Spirit bikes which my uncle had with his wife, my aunt. He doesn’t ride anymore so he’s letting the rest of the family use them. Awfully kind of him! I love the rich burgundy color, the bright mirror of metal, and with the new tan-walled tires, I just think they’re spectacular. On top of that, they’re fun to ride. Sounds like a win/win in my book. To outfit the bikes with new tubes, tires, and rim strips was around ~$180. Not too bad to get these gems back in riding condition, if I may say so myself.

My bike (that’s also a Free Spirit) has 10 gears to shift between. The pair from my aunt and uncle only have 3 gears each. I’m not sure why they aren’t identical to my mine in regards to the gears, but I guess when they were originally for sale, the sellers thought slight variations were good for the American public.

All of that is history now, though. I’m happy to say these two ‘new’ bikes have a bright future after being shown a little tender loving care.

Thanks for dropping in!

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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