But now, bicycling is even more fun!
New bike, old bike. Yepper, I love that cranberry red color on both bicycles.
On the left is my new Day 6, Dream 24, on the right is my old Schwinn.
I am waiting on a backordered rear bracket so I can add my wicker baskets to the Day 6. Both of the bicycles are 26 inch wheels, just the angle illusion makes them appear different in the picture.
Matter of fact the Day 6 on the left has the electric front wheel kit installed which used to be on the Schwinn. I switched the tires around too, so the Day 6 has both new tires and the Schwinn has the original tires. Now I am sleeping with the spare wheel (spokes and rim) that was leftover from making the electric assist conversion.
My friend rode my old bicycle, I rode the new one and we went on an 11 mile trip. PHEW! This is new for me!
Earlier in the day I spent 2 hours writing a Craigslist ad for selling my old Schwinn. I listed everything nice I could say about it. When I came home, the phone rang, a couple drove over to see the bike, and in under 20 minutes, bought the Schwinn and left. I was super impressed to sell it so quickly being that there were hundreds and hundreds of bicycles for sale on the Jacksonville Florida craigslist which is where I had to advertise it, yet I am 40 miles outside of Jacksonville.
The young couple had a sad tale. They had their new bicycles on a bike rack attached to their jeep. They were speeding down a highway when the bike rack failed and all their bicycles were destroyed. OUCH! So now they were out shopping for used bicycles because the weather was perfect and they wanted to get back to bicycle riding.
I am happy my old Schwinn found a new home so quickly, but I admit, like big kid, I had to wipe away a tear from my eye as they drove away with my bike.