June 25, 2012

The best gift you can ever give a kid is a bike.

I bought this little betty last year from a local hobbiest in Burlington. She's a beauty and rides great too. It's my first bike since I was probably 14. Though, I'm not an outdoorsy or sporty person but about the only thing I am keen on is cycling.  I love it a lot!

1970's CCM Grand Prix Ladies 3speed Cruiser
To anyone out there who hasn't experienced the pure joy and freedom of a bicycle, do yourself a favour - go buy a bike off the nearest homeless man and find out what I'm talking about. The best gift you can ever give a kid is a bike.

My bike required a tire tube change this year. But since my bike is a bit of a grandma it was hard to find the proper tube replacement. (Canadian Tire, Wal-Mart and other local bike shops didn't stock the tire I needed) If you're looking for a tube replacement for a vintage cruiser (ie: size 26 1 3/8) I bought these ones at a Wal-Mart in the States (haven't seen them yet in the Canada yet). They have a sealant solution inside the tire that will heal the tire if is punctured.

For your viewing pleasure - here is a little video Owen and I did to celebrate bike love.

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