Thursday, May 24, 2012

sad story.

so as I mentioned in my last post, I got a pretty epic deal on a vintage Schwinn bike at a garage sale. it seemed to good to be true, and turns out, it sorta was. 

i noticed when buying it that the gear thingy was broken but when I test-rode it seemed to ride fine. when I took it for a ride through our neighborhood the other night, it felt glorious at first.. it seriously had been so long since I'd been on a bike ride and it made be oh-sohappy. but as soon as there was any sort of incline at all (I mean any), it was not happening. It ended up being an epic workout when what i was looking for was a leisurely, peaceful ride and a chance to clear my head. all that to say, I am still on the market for a bike. I think I'll just get this one, what do you think? it pretty much screams my name. as you can expect, the price tag does not. 


a girl can dream, right? it's back to craig's list I go. 

9 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh no! Bummer!
I love my Schwinn. It's not as cute as this one, but I love it nonetheless. Do you what I love about this one? The kickstand. Awesomeness.

Meg said...

i have been LOVING seeing your bike pins on pinterest :) i'm on the market for a new bike too, same style! i'll keep you posted if i find any good deals (and i may have to come to your place for a visit to pick up one if i find something only offered in the states!) xo

Beth @ dot...in the city said...

what a bummer! I was so excited for your new bike. I'm sure you can find a better one though :) Happy hunting!

Ms. Megan said...

I am so sorry that your find didn't work out! Too bad you can't get it fixed!! :(
I can't wait to see your new one though!! xoxo

Anna Elder said...

Oh my gosh, that pink bike is adorable! And so you!! Have you looked into getting the one you bought fixed? Or is just not worth it? Craig's List is a great place to find bikes though. Hope all is well! (other than this bike dilemma.)

ginanorma said...

Sorry to hear that, ...I couldn't help giggle when you said that it was more like a workout than a peaceful bike ride, ...awww...
hopefully the right, working amazing looking bike will come along for you!

Kelly said...

oh no...that is sad. yes, you can use my earring of the week idea, no problem!

becca said...

aw, how sad!
your bicycle is so beautiful and girly. good luck on a new one!

Elle R. said...

well...needless to say this bike is amazing :D