You may recall my old LeMond bicycle - a bike that was last seen with a twisted fork and a bunch of other damage when I ran it into a deer.
Ever since (and actually, a little before) that crash, I've had the worst bike luck - flats, a new bike that I'm not in love with (which is a travesty), and now this stupid knee surgery.
I have become convinced that the LeMond is the cause of my curse. I suppose the natural thing to do would be to sell what's left of it... but instead I decided to rebuild it.
And thanks to Ebay, today I am well on my way..
New Ritchey WCS road bike bars/Cinelli tape/stem $50.00
NEW RITCHEY WCS CARBON 1 1/8 Road Fork NIB $219.99
These parts are upgrades from my previous fork/stem/handlebars (though the handlebars are quite narrow and might need switched out)... I still need a front wheel, a headset, and maybe a shifter... but I'm thinking about upgrading all that too. And buying a new crankset. And I need a set. And a seatpost.
In the end, it's going to cost more money than just buying a replacement bike, I bet. I know this. But a replacement bike doesn't cure curses.
And when this bike is back to riding condition? I think the Bianchi goes. Which reduces the bike stable to five.
Dear Bianchi bicycle,
I don't expect you to curse me now too.