The Super light has a very inglorious spot in the garage. Locked in place to keep it safe, stuffed behind my new patio door screen! One of my favorite all time bikes. Lots of quality time spent in the saddle, and it has many races under it's belt. I should put a new crankset on it. I try to upgrade something every year on this trusty steed. I could never change it to a single speed. I suppose if I still had the Wheeler...
The steel queen, the Talladega, gets an upgraded spot indoors. This spare room isn't neat under normal conditions, but during our remodeling, it became the catch all for everything that had to move! The steel queen doesn't get the miles in as it used to, thanks to Luna, but, she knows when the season begins, she will be the ride of choice. This bike came so well equipped, I've never upgraded any of the original components. This was back in the day that Bianchi would equip a bike entirely with one groupo, not mix and match like they do now. In this case it was Ultegra.
As you can see, she gets the most special place in the house, the throne room! She's all cleaned up, waiting for her first ride of 2008. Stu needs to give her a tune-up, and she is ready to go.
I'm thinking of giving her a little upgrade this year, a Record rear derailleur.
My usual view...Isn't that inspiring!!
Thanks, Bill, for inspiring my to write this morning. And Madonna, the picture of your bike in the bathtub is classic.