Altering an Old Friend vs. Buying New 2013

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Altering an Old Friend vs. Buying New 2013

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2013 2013 2013 <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UoPRsHwcuUs/UiDeBWJY_OI/AAAAAAAAEeM/42xp17_-B_0/s1600/100_5306.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UoPRsHwcuUs/UiDeBWJY_OI/AAAAAAAAEeM/42xp17_-B_0/s400/100_5306.JPG" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Tinkering with the Peugeot UO 14, adding upright bars.</td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>Sure, I lust after <a href="http://anniebikes.blogspot.com/2012/06/bike-fever.html" target="_blank">new bikes</a>. But when practicality enters the equation—I have a stable full of perfectly functional bicycles—I can't justify a new purchase. Though pristine and in excellent mechanical shape, a new ride lacks personality—at least the way I look at it, coming from&nbsp;<a href="http://anniebikes.blogspot.com/2011/07/ode-to-grandpas-oil-can.html" target="_blank">do-it-yourselfer lineage</a>.<br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_P5QouyqhPE/UiDeBcVbtTI/AAAAAAAAEeY/eazfv9fU_M8/s1600/100_5307.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_P5QouyqhPE/UiDeBcVbtTI/AAAAAAAAEeY/eazfv9fU_M8/s400/100_5307.JPG" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">It's still a work in progress. Brake levers aren't secured. &nbsp;I think I'll shorten the grips,<br />&nbsp;ride around, possibly adjust&nbsp;handle bar reach and braking comfort, <br />before attaching front basket.</td></tr></tbody></table>I enjoy the problem solving aspect of redoing the bikes in my possession: thinking, dreaming, then tackling the reconstruction. That way I add my personal style from the ground up and create a bike that works purely for the way I like to ride. I love digging through parts boxes, reorganizing inventory so I know exactly what I have available. I research what others have done, go over options. I might order new items when needed.<br /><br />Keeping it fresh, re-using, restoring...<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>If I came home with a new bicycle, I'd stifle my creative side.* Where's the fun in that?<br /><br />Here's a well thought out example of a beautiful Peugeot remake. It fits the owner's personal style:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://simplybikeblog.com/?p=8724" target="_blank">"My New Old Bike"</a>.<br /><i><br /></i><i><span style="font-size: x-small;">*I can justify just about anything.</span></i><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UoPRsHwcuUs/UiDeBWJY_OI/AAAAAAAAEeM/42xp17_-B_0/s1600/100_5306.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UoPRsHwcuUs/UiDeBWJY_OI/AAAAAAAAEeM/42xp17_-B_0/s400/100_5306.JPG" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Tinkering with the Peugeot UO 14, adding upright bars.</td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>Sure, I lust after <a href="http://anniebikes.blogspot.com/2012/06/bike-fever.html" target="_blank">new bikes</a>. But when practicality enters the equation—I have a stable full of perfectly functional bicycles—I can't justify a new purchase. Though pristine and in excellent mechanical shape, a new ride lacks personality—at least the way I look at it, coming from&nbsp;<a href="http://anniebikes.blogspot.com/2011/07/ode-to-grandpas-oil-can.html" target="_blank">do-it-yourselfer lineage</a>.<br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_P5QouyqhPE/UiDeBcVbtTI/AAAAAAAAEeY/eazfv9fU_M8/s1600/100_5307.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_P5QouyqhPE/UiDeBcVbtTI/AAAAAAAAEeY/eazfv9fU_M8/s400/100_5307.JPG" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">It's still a work in progress. Brake levers aren't secured. &nbsp;I think I'll shorten the grips,<br />&nbsp;ride around, possibly adjust&nbsp;handle bar reach and braking comfort, <br />before attaching front basket.</td></tr></tbody></table>I enjoy the problem solving aspect of redoing the bikes in my possession: thinking, dreaming, then tackling the reconstruction. That way I add my personal style from the ground up and create a bike that works purely for the way I like to ride. I love digging through parts boxes, reorganizing inventory so I know exactly what I have available. I research what others have done, go over options. I might order new items when needed.<br /><br />Keeping it fresh, re-using, restoring...<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>If I came home with a new bicycle, I'd stifle my creative side.* Where's the fun in that?<br /><br />Here's a well thought out example of a beautiful Peugeot remake. It fits the owner's personal style:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://simplybikeblog.com/?p=8724" target="_blank">"My New Old Bike"</a>.<br /><i><br /></i><i><span style="font-size: x-small;">*I can justify just about anything.</span></i><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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