Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Now That's a BIKE!


I know what you're thinking...Now that's a real bike!

My bike-loving husband picked up this little beauty at our neighbor's garage sale the day I sprained my ankle for a mere $5!

Apparently, when he bought it the tires were flat, the brakes didn't work, it needed a new wire-thingy, it had no beautiful basket, and it was covered in rust.  Oh, yeah, and the front "fork" was all messed up so it didn't steer straight.

He spent about 8 hours fixing her up and whispering encouraging words to her, and what stands before you now is a fully resurrected bike in all her glory.  My husband looked up her serial number online and discovered that she was built in 1972.  So, she's truly vintage.

And, yes, she's a girl.

It's been almost two years since I sold my magnificent first-car-I-ever-owned, named Wolfie.

No other vehicle has been able to fill the void...until now.

Now I am ready to love something on wheels again.

And I am ready to give my bike a name.

Won't you help me?

I was considering Big Red, since I also happen to love Big Red gum...but it didn't seem to really do this lovely bike justice.

Stay and admire her all you like, then leave me a comment with the name you find most fitting!


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30 comments:

  1. I actually considered naming her Gladys in honor of my grandma.

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  2. That is awesome!! I love it :)

    Stopping by from Leigh's :)

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  3. Oh my gosh how sweet of your husband to spend so much time on that bike...and how beautiful it turned out!

    Let's see...names...Ruby

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  4. How about Petunia? Pink Panther? LOL!

    Oh man, I'm bad at naming objects. I've never done it... I think you can see why. :D

    Love the bike!

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  5. Love LOVE LOVE the bike!

    So beautiful! How sweet of your husband to fix it up for you.

    Name? Glenda.

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  6. That was really sweet of your husband =) He did a wonderful job.

    How about Scarlett?

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  7. Lynette - How funny that you picked Scarlett...that is my daughter's name! :)

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  8. Ever read Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie? The heroine of that book has a bike named Gladys.

    But I'd pick Rosie. Like the Riveter.

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  9. Ohhh, Heather took my name. I was going to say Rosie too. I have a duck named Rosie.

    Our returned missionary said to name her Stacy.

    Love the bike!

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  10. I would say...Ruby but we know that was already taken...so Gladys is my vote. Go Gladys go! And then on the 4th you can put on a straw hat and ride in style just like Gunner.

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  11. I like all the suggestions. My thought was Lucy. She has that fifties look and for the famous redhead of that era, Lucille Ball.

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  12. For some reason it reminds me of the Bike in the Wizard of Ozz, so name it Dorothy.

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  13. Oh and I really love the bike. I would love a vintage bike like that, what a great husband to fix it up for you in you crippled state!

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  14. Aww... what a great bike. I totally vote for Ruby!!

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  15. elphaba.....(but only for Idina Menzel)

    That bike is so amazing! and truly needs a name. I might even venture a ride on a bike like that....but really a one speed would be better for me. No surprise here that wonderful Steve would renew and restore this beauty. So ride with the wind and be happy.

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  16. What a fantastic bike!! I would name her Rosie!

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  17. Definitely Ruby, it's my favorite. I love it, what a sweet hubby you got. Yay for great wonderful hubbies....

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  18. Remember how I like vintage too? Well that is simply awesome. I think she should be Lady in Red or just Lady. Have fun!

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  19. LOVE the basket! That is just too cute!

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  20. Oh. My. Goodness. I've only dreamed of such a thing and now I see it right before my eyes. She's seriously a beauty, I love it! Especially that basket, gotta love that! I like the name 'Betsy', it's even got a 'vintage' sound to it, 'Betsy'...

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  21. Did you name her yet? How about "My cheery cherry"?

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  22. Yes, I did! I went with Gladys...see the next post!

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  23. Why did I completely miss this post? Oh I remember now, i was getting ready to go home in the Philippines with my daughter for the first time!! I was gonna say Yes to Cherry because I was born in 1972!! Gotta read the next post..how's the bike now?

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    1. She is lovely as ever, but hasn't gotten out much this last year and a half!!

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