Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: November 12 @ 12:29pm
wait 'til i get this fixed up...quote from dustin, "get that riding, put some dayglo paint on it, and the hipsters will swoon."

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Ula O cealleigh says:
oh wow really love this! you must do a non hander down a hill!!

great in black n white!
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 12:30pm -
c a b says:
sweet ride...don't touch it!
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 12:31pm -
slo gro says:
great looking as is. Cool shot too!
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 12:37pm -
Arthur says:
I want it!
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 12:39pm -
tedford says:
yeah, don't mess with a classic
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 12:39pm -
jason says:
@tedford @cab @slogro doubt i'd actually paint, but have to at least get some rust off...a friend is supposed to help get it riding again i.e help with new tires, chain, and such.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 12:42pm -
hale. says:
don't hipsterize it. can't tell what it is though, paint is a bit rough and i can't make out the headbadge. a 3 speed Free Spirit?
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 12:48pm -
jason says:
@hale yeah 3 speed free spirit. got it for free! maybe give it a simple paint job if i ever get the rest of it fixed up first.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 12:55pm -
digihurl says:
this photo has such great tones in it!

i kinda just stared.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 12:58pm -
mims attack says:
dustin is right
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 1:29pm -
hale. says:
sweet, i am working on cleaning up a 3 speed Free Spirit Sheffield right now. it won't stay in the highest gear, but keeps slipping out. i've not serviced a 3speed hub before, so it will be a good learning experience. it's an ok bike, nothing high end, but fun to ride.

free is the best deal possible. you can paint it dayglo neon, i personally prefer the classic look, fenders, rack and all that. in the end, doesn't matter what it looks like as long as you have fun riding it.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 1:36pm -
mOtke says:
@wiseacre We should visit the Happy Castle Castle again sometime. You remember when the ants there ate all the chips and you had to scramble some eggs in that make shift pan that you found? Remember that? Ah, the Happy Castle Castle. What great memories.

@jason - I like the bike, but it's a little, well, you know, not colorful. When riding a bike around the city, you should have at least 19 colors on your bike. Some states require that now by law.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 2:47pm -
mu says:
seriously nice shot! Hey just noticed you are from Fort Worth! Went to school at TCU 'bout 10 years ago. Friend of mine, Brian Kieta still lives there. I am sure you know him, Fort Worth is such a small town :-)
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 3:36pm -
jason says:
@motke i guess you would vote for the dayglo paint then?

@mu i attended tcu from 99-03 maybe i ran into brian.

@hale i'm pretty sure the 3speed hub won't work correctly either, but i won't know for sure til i get the new tires/chain combo accomplished. the friend i know who fixes up old bikes often said he knows how to work on everything though. hopefully i can get it running soon. til then, i'll stick with my trek.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 4:35pm -
Yogi Beard says:
"I wouldn't sell my bike for all the money in the world. Not for a hundred million, trillion, billion dollars! "
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 5:40pm -
TheStride says:
Love this. Such a sweet ride.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 6:09pm -
brandon says:
That's gonna be so great when you get it up and running.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 7:13pm -
mattyc says:
This is a classic shot.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 8:59pm -
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