With the move to a smaller home, Bob and I sold a lot of unneeded furniture and redundant household items in our quest to downsize our lives. Being less encumbered by stuff feels really good. And so it follows that I have sold another bicycle, this time my Dahon, now leaving me with one bicycle. However, in this case, I still maintain that two bicycles is the right number of bicycles for me. I only sold the Dahon because last Saturday I put down a deposit on a Brompton from Portapedal in Tempe.
The M-type version of the Turkish Green Brompton.
I'm getting a 6 speed, Turkish Green (robin's egg blue), H type handlebar (the most upright seating position), with Eazy Wheels, battery lighting and Schwalbe Marathon tires. Aaaaah! Oh, the lovely fold. Yes, the Brompton cost a bit more (although not as much as a Bike Friday or a Moulton) but it's really the perfect bike for users of public transit, which I am once again. Brompton's London headquarters and factory reports the wait time has gone from eight weeks to 15. Luckily, Al at Portapedal put in just the model I was looking for with his last order a while back so I'm looking at seeing my bike at the end of September.
Angie welcomes home her Dahon Eco3.
And the new owner of the cute little Dahon Eco3? Why, it's my cousin Angie of course! She informed me as soon as I got it two years ago that she wanted it if I ever decided to sell. I took it to her on Wednesday. Unfortunately, I had somehow managed to puncture the tube in the back tire and only discovered it when I attempted to pedal it over to her house. The first thing she had to do to it was take to Landis Cyclery for a new tube. Blah! Anyway, Angie and her Dahon will be frequent visitors to this blog, no doubt enjoying many light rail adventures with me and my Brommy.