On sale again: Schwinn Heavy Duti

Hey folks. I tried to sell my Schwinn Heavy Duti back in December. I knew it was a bad time to do so, but too that chance. Obviously it didn't sell. I took it off the chopping block, and wanted to see if I still wanted to keep it. And I don't. So now it's... 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 →

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 →

Commuter Bikes vs. Non Commuter Bikes

My stable of bikes is currently five, in order of how long I've owned them: Raleigh Crested Butte (2012) Schwinn Heavy Duti (2014) Bantam Rambleneur (2015) Raleigh Superbe (2016) Robin Hood path racer (2018) All of them have done "commuting duty", i.e. get me to and from work, run errands, pick up groceries, etc. But... Continue Reading →

Heavy Duti 2.0

I've owned my Schwinn Heavy Duti since October of 2014. At almost four years in my possession, it's the second in longevity in my stable, behind the Raleigh Crested Butte. Unlike the Crested Butte, which has gone through numerous changes in the almost six years in my possession, the Heavy Duti remained pretty static. This... Continue Reading →

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