I continued on with the ride. Theres a point about an hour from my house where I often stop for a soda and use the restroom. Its a casino. On this particular day I decided to throw a ten spot at a slot machine. No kidding after just a few pulls I won 1500 bucks. I figured this was a sign. I needed to buy that bike but after careful consideration I decided on something different. I rode home, picked up my wife and brought her back to the casino for dinner and some gaming.
The machines were loose that night. I kept winning. In the end I had enough to buy the bike and then some. And so I did.
|The frame didn't need paint but it did need a bath.|
|The bike was in fair shape. It needed the basic maintenance stuff like chain and sprockets, brakes and valve adjustment.|
|Because some of the plastic pieces were cracked and needed repair, it was easy to make the decision to repaint. The original paint was cool but not "original". I like to add my own touch.|
Where do all the sold bikes go? It would be nice to know if this one is still on the road. Maybe it was wadded up? Maybe its rusting in a shed somewhere. I know it was running good when it was traded in. I like to think someone is enjoying it. Maybe they are on a ride right now and they just noticed a cool bike for sale along side the road...