To the untrained eye it may look like just another girly bike, but this is a 40+ year old Belknap Bluegrass (remember Belknap Hardware? HQ here in Louisville? Closed in the early 80s? This is one of their bikes, though built by a different company, possibly Raleigh). Here's what I like best about it:
- 3 speed internal gear (everything old is new again, Nexus fans)
- front basket (very convenient)
- chain guard (wear khakis with confidence!)
- green (everything old is new again)
- fenders (stop the splat)
This is the perfect tool for the job. While this bike wouldn't cut it on my epic Layne Elementary commute, it is just the thing for my less-than-epic 4 block ride to work. Sweet, sweet slowness, cruising down the street. Very nice, indeed (do you hear the soulful soundtrack? sounds like a Barry White song? listen a little harder).
As the kids down on the corner don't say anymore, this is how I roll:
Down the street,
Around the corner,
|This church at 6th and Magnolia is now a home. I once went to a birthday party here.|
There was dancing in the pews.
I can see the fire engines come and go from my classroom window.