A few weeks ago, I was getting into my car to go to work and I saw a girl riding down the street riding an old looking bike with a basket on the front. I stopped and thought to myself, "That looks so relaxing and lovely" For whatever reason the idea of a bike like that caught my attention. You can mock me all you want, but I had visions of riding this bike to a farmer's market on a Saturday morning. It just seemed so nice to me. So in true AG fashion, I googled vintage bikes that weekend. I found the inspiration of what I'd be looking for...
I just love how it looks. I knew I needed to have something similar. Two people told me there was a vintage bike in a thrift shop in town so I went down there a few times. Each time they were closed. Ugh. Rather than waiting for that shop to open, I did a search on google for vintage bikes for sale in my area. As fate would have it, there was a lady selling one about 30 minutes from here. I wrote her an email and after about 3 weeks, we finally found a time that worked for both of us. So tonight I drive there to take a look at it.
And now I'm pleased to share that I purchased the bike at a very reasonable price. I'm pretty sure Schwinn is a good name for a bike like this. In any case, I pretty much love it! It needs a paint job and some air in the tires but the style is exactly what I want.
My Dad said he would paint it for me. Now the big decision is what color should I paint? These are two of the possibilities so far. I'm kind of into both of them. The basket will be a wicker one for sure.
I know it's kind of random to want to get an restore a bike like this but I'm all about embracing new things right now. It just feels like something I should do. And after all the stuff that's gone on with me lately, the fact that I got excited about something as simple as this is a good thing. And eventually maybe , I'll be riding down the street and make someone stop and think, "that girls looks so relaxed and lovely..."