Thursday, January 27, 2011
Riding in Style
If style means a big white helmet (à la Jerry Seinfeld as a penis), and a boy's shirt from Target, then yeah sure, I feel pretty cool. Especially since with my new bike, I can get to the studio in just a few minutes, as opposed to about 25 minutes. And at night, I feel a lot less vulnerable going fast on a pair of wheels than walking slowly on a pair of legs on the desolate streets from my house to the studio.
I've had the bike for about 2 weeks, and I am still not liking the drop handle bars, so they are going to be replaced with some risers. And eventually I am going to repaint the frame, get a new saddle, and an internal hub instead of the derailleur (which makes the chain system look a lot cleaner). I do like the red and white scheme, but I like the idea of a blue bike with white tires, a brown saddle, and brown handle bars. For now though, this is working just fine.
Since I had been using pockets to carry all my stuff, I needed a bag to carry on my bike, so I bought this leather bag on etsy. Unfortunately it is about 1/2'' too small in all directions to fit more than just a few (skinny) things, so I am just going to make one, which is what I should have done in the first place.
I'll post some process pictures of the bag in the coming days.