Saturday, January 09, 2010

I ♥ my Bicycle

my new bicycle ♥
My new bike - Charge Tap from Cyclic Bikes on Pin Oak Crescent

I first saw my new bicycle about three weeks ago when I popped into the local bike shop for a service. I spotted the bike, eyed it off, remarked how nice it looked, and was pretty much a lost cause after Evan the shop owner suggested I take it for a spin.

So, I spent the next two weeks thinking about it and trying to justify the purchase. I had been riding a heavy mountain bike to work every day and managed to convince myself that I do indeed need a proper commuter since I'm not climbing mountains. Plus Moo has been pretty good to me over the xmas period.

And I am SO glad I did. I love my new bicycle. It's simple, lightweight, has hub gears and I'm much more likely to ride it than my old bike. Which means less driving. And that's a HUGE plus to me and our planet ;)

my new bicycle ♥
Charge Tap - that saddle is more comfy than it looks

my new bicycle ♥
Charge Tap - 8 speed gear hub - how cool!

I highly recommend!

19 comments:

Rosie said...

Awesome! So jealous.

Fer said...

Aw nice. I love my Giant Cypress City, it has a gear hub too - but most importantly a chain guard and mud guards!

Enjoy!!

Sam said...

she's lovely; i just got a new bike this week too and it makes such a difference in how often i want to ride.

P R I M O E Z A said...

that's a nice looking bike!

Catalina said...

I'm jealous, so fine!

Tali said...

ooh, looks like a beauty. i ride a heavy old mtn bike too. poooo! one day... one day...

nikkishell said...

Oooh i likey! I've been considering getting a bike.

nikkishell said...

Oooh i likey! I've been considering getting a bike.

Rachel said...

Beautiful bike. The gear hub is great for commuting. Have fun!

Danielle said...

Ooh very nice!
Have been dreaming of getting a new bike too - hopefully soon :)

Shilo said...

it's a 3 speed?

I just got a new(to me) bike myself but she's nowhere no as sparkly.

congrats on the new ride!

Shilo said...

whoops, I just noticed you mentioned it was an eight speed.

I can read, I swear!

threadsforevie said...

After a hot and sleepless melbourne night, I can't be 100% sure that this sighting is accurate - but isn't this your birch fabric on Soulemama's inspriation board? http://www.soulemama.com/soulemama/2010/01/back-to-work.html

Kate said...

Oooh, lovely! What where you riding before? I have a hybrid and I decided on the ride in today that I NEED a commuter bike. Because, frankly, I am never going to be riding up mountains. But my bike is heavy, and every time there's a headwind I get so puffed!

But I'm not sure when I can afford a new bike - does a lighter bike make much of a difference?

ibb said...

Lovely!!!!!
I have a grey one for summer time...

Dottie said...

Great bike. I don't think I've seen a Charge bike before. I'm a big fan of internal hubs. I always forget to change gears before coming to a complete stop, so I appreciate the ability to downshift while not pedaling.

I agree that a cute bike makes cycling more fun :) Enjoy!

Tally said...

What a beauty!
I like bicycles so much that a very sleek and don't have all those screaming letters on them.

Mine is light grey with black additions and a black leather saddle. It's equipped for travelling and for sure she and I would love to ride Australia.

Have fun with yours
Tally

MUS said...

piece of art :)

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