It was sunny and warm yesterday afternoon and the kids wanted to play out in the pool which was nice because it afforded me the opportunity to do some work on Amanda’s new bike.
(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version)
Me working. Kids playing.
I had been thinking of selling the Cannondale Cross bike, when Amanda alluded to an interest in racing cross and having a cross bike of her own. Obviously the Cannondale would be WAAAAAY to huge for her… BUT if I could find a smallish frame at a reasonable price I could simply swap all the parts off the Cannondale and presto: new cyclocross bike for Amanda!
Now it took some looking about but finally John at Bike Universe provided a solution in the form of a tiny 46cm Soma Double Cross!
After the kiddies were in bed I was able to finish up as much as I could (still waiting on some bar tape) and Amanda took it for a test spin around the yard just to try it out and work out a starting point for adjusting seat height, etc.
Look out Wendy Simms!
Gosh there’s enough obstacles in our yard we could almost set up a circuit…. No run-ups, though…
I considered trying to convince her to dismount and run through the kiddies pool – but she didn’t have her helmet on…
The smile kind of says it all, huh? Nothing like a new bike… especially a slick little ‘cross bike that actually fits. Bless those little frame companies that make stuff in smaller sizes…
We need to cut some single-track through those lilacs..
Later she showed me her appreciation for all the hard work I put into the project….
Am I going to get a kick in the junk for posting that one…?!