It needs work. The tires are flat (if not punctured) so she’ll need new tubes and/or tires, the chain looks pretty rusty, and there are little rust spots all over the chrome … but I just know she’s a diamond in the rough. How can you resist something called “Skylark” that has stars on it? I’m not sure how old this bike is, but it has a real, government-issued license plate on it from Lower Paxton Township, PA (near Harrisburg): The seat does not look squishy and comfy, but I adore this teal color: Now I need to do some reading about what kind of bike this is, and how to fix it up. I’m hoping that I can do at least some of it myself. There is a great bike shop in town and I can get help there when I’m over my head. Come spring, I hope you see me toodling around town on this Skylark cruiser.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Look what fell into my lap last week! Last Saturday, the boys and I drove over to Kris’s house to pick her up so we could go explore an alpaca farm together, and this bicycle was parked by her driveway. I popped out to admire it. Long story short, they wanted to give it away, and I was there with a minivan. It’s mine now!