and still are unpacking. Ethan's shop is buzzing with bicycles that need mechanical attention and custom orders are filling our Spring calendar. The move has been a success!
These grand change has taken all of my time plus some. No fun nights out with friends, no exceptional dinners prepared for loved ones, yet daily chores still need to be done, laundry piles up, and doctor's appointments must be met.
On Monday, at 8:30 AM, I rushed down to grab my bicycle, with no time to spare, to ride to my dental appointment only to find the rear tire flat. Like a pancake. The tire was shot. Usually no prob, I grab the next bicycle option, a low tire. I pump up the tire but it is rubbing the fender terribly and the mechanic isn't due in for hours still. My next bicycle on the rack is the Surly with QR Phil Wood hubs, I avoid locking this number on the 16th Street mall for such an extended period of time.
I rush into the shop and grab a Linus Gaston-5 off of the showroom floor, a perk of owning a bicycle shop. The Linus bike features bolt-on wheels and saddle so a no-stress bike to lock up downtown Denver. And off I go fifteen minutes late.
The Gaston-5 proved to be a quick handling bicycle in traffic and with it's 5 Speed Sturmey Archer hub there are enough gears for our Highland terrain. It may have been my imagination but I felt as if people were admiring the lines of the Gaston as I slowed down at intersections. A throwback style with modern-day components, I find the Linus Gaston a nimble little number to get-around town on!
Now at Queen City Cycle:
Linus Gaston single speed available in Medium/black
Linus Gaston 5 speed available in Large or Medium/stone
lesson to be learned: check you tire pressure the night before early morning rides!