Yup, my beloved old Europa has undergone yet another metamorphosis.
I bought this old bike in the mid-eighties and used her on and off for years. Typically, I'd start riding her during the TdF and some years, would stop a few months later while other years, I'd still be riding when the next TdF came around. In the late nineties, the front dr broke and I stopped riding. Six years ago, I repaired things and got back into riding. She served as a stripped down version of her earlier…Continue
You've met this old bike before, when she was done up for bike polo duties. Well, she's moved on ... again.
A bit of history, I bought this bike ... frame (coz that's all that's left) for $20 from ebay. The components were very low end and the wheels steel rimmed horrors with some of the cheapest hubs I've ever seen. Surprisingly though, the frame is quite light and seems quite sound. Nice to ride too. Sure, it'd be plain guage tubing but a nice frame for all that.
The beast shown above is my bike polo bike.Bike polo is a great game, played on a tennis court. Two teams of three, each person wielding a mallet, trying to put a ball through the goals. You can… Continue
Added by Richard on September 21, 2010 at 19:30 — No Comments