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Meet my new bicycle!

This is my brand new cream-colored Public Bike C-7.

New bike 5 by karaokegal
New bike 5, a photo by karaokegal on Flickr.



Hubby bought it for me today and I basically rode it out of the store and we did some riding around town. .

I really like the bike. It's a less "athletic" bike, than the POS I've been riding, but I like it better and will hopefully do more riding on. It's better fitted to my size. Also, I don't have to keep slinging my leg over the top bar because there isn't one.

I'm going over to the South Park location today to get a bike computer hooked up and (on hubby's strong suggestion) a front rack.

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severinne
May. 28th, 2012 10:11 pm (UTC)
Ooh, very pretty!! I love the bits of striping around the bars. :)

I'm not an athlete of any description and have no aspirations to be one but I finally bought my first grown-up bike end of last season and was thrilled to have found a shop that specializes in bikes very much like your new baby here so I could actually have a ride suited for city riding that I can pull off in a skirt on days when I need to be dressier for work. Actually, my mixte is even a bit sportier by commuter standards but still far better than a mountain bike. *loves her bike, obviously*
karaokegal
May. 28th, 2012 10:23 pm (UTC)
Offers you a hug and a high-five. This is the first bike where getting on it doesn't feel like a chore. Hubby keeps saying I can ride it in a skirt and I'm like, "Yeah, if it was 1985." I keep thinking he sees me on a bike in my Victorian skirt, corset and Gibson Girl hair-do.

Anyway, I did have a good ride today to pick up the bike computer, which hilariously enough only gives speed and distance in Kilometers. I guess if I'm going to have a European style bike, that makes sense. Although the company that makes the computer is actually Australian.

Good luck with your riding.
far_mountain
May. 29th, 2012 06:29 am (UTC)
Oh, she's a beauty! Happy riding, KGal!
karaokegal
May. 29th, 2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks hon! Had a very smooth ride to work this morning.
damigella_314
May. 31st, 2012 09:24 am (UTC)
Beautiful! For some reason I didn't think you'd go for something that looks so... so classical. Like my first grown-up bike at age 13. The combination of that with narrow tyres and efficient gear changing sounds perfect.
karaokegal
Jun. 1st, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
It's very European as opposed to typically Californian where everyone either wants a Fixie so they can emulate the bike messengers OR a mountain bike.

I honestly wish I'd gotten one of these sooner. The one I've been riding for the last years made me really unhappy but I kept slogging away because I needed the exercise. This is the first bike where I think I might get in the habit of riding for the sake of riding and using it to do errands and stuff.
hansolo5
Jun. 15th, 2012 05:57 pm (UTC)
I do like your bike!!
karaokegal
Jun. 15th, 2012 06:30 pm (UTC)
It's nice. I assume it's the kind one sees more often in your neck of the woods, rather than the fixies and mountainbikes that are more prevalent here.
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