The Return of the Heavy Duti

You may remember that towards the end of last year I decided that my Schwinn Heavy Duti was one bike too many. I made a half-hearted attempt to sell it then, and tried again in spring. I only got three bites, none of them good: "I want to buy your bike, but tomorrow I will... Continue Reading →

A state of the bike fleet at the end of 2021, and what the future might bring

The current fleet What a year for my bicycles. What an unexpected year. When I filed my "Looking ahead to 2021" post at the end of last year, my take on the fleet was this: My fleet of bikes is as good as it’ll ever be, so no major upgrades. And probably no new bikes... Continue Reading →

On the number of bikes I own

You may have noticed that over the past few months I reduced the number of bikes in the stable by two. First, realizing that after almost nine years of tweaking, my Raleigh Crested Butte was never going to fit, so I sold it. Then the issues of using a "donor" frame bore bad fruit with... Continue Reading →

The Heavy Duti gets some tweaks

Down by the tracks, 3 July 2021. Minolta SR-T 101, MC Rokkor PG 50mm f/1.4, Cinestill 800T Since the Crested Butte left the stable, my Schwinn Heavy Duti is now the bike I've owned the longest. A lot has happened since that October day in 2014 when it became mine. For the longest time I... Continue Reading →

A state of the Fleet 2020: Stasis, continued

Since I got the Schwinn Heavy Duti back from the shop, I've given some thought to all the bikes I have. Currently I have five bikes, listed in the order I got them: Raleigh Crested ButteSchwinn Heavy DutiBantam RambleneurRaleigh SuperbeRobin Hood Path Racer Five bikes. It's stayed the same amount since early 2018, when the... Continue Reading →

A state of the fleet: 2019

Hello, folks! Now it's time for me to reflect on My Year In Bicycles. (Stasia, you can skip this post. 😉 ) 2019 was another year of stasis. Since 2018, I've had the same five bicycles. Five's the most I've ever owned. I don't have a hard "can only own five bikes" mantra/mandate like some... Continue Reading →

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