Monday, November 05, 2007

The 80's called, they want their bike back!

Saturday I had to go to Sacramento. It is always nice to get a ride in along the way. At the last minute, my old roomate from college, Eric V. and I put together a ride. We met at the parking lot of the foresthill loop just above Auburn, CA. As usual, always good to see " Das Voosen" but what a surprise when he rolled the bike out of the back of his truck! It was from when we were roomates! The Klein! I remember the day that Eric got those spinergy wheels for it! I was soooo in bike envy! Eric tells me, that now, people smirk at him with the wheels. He has kept this bike as his back up bike and states " I just cant sell it. I could probably get $500.00 on ebay for it, and I have put so much more into it" Well, I would never sell it at this point. It still looks great in my opinion.
While Holly and the doggie went for a run, Eric and I banged out the Foresthill loop.It was fast and fun. Warm but shady in the cover of the trees. I told Eric he needed to keep the bike and tell anyone who asks that he actually was the stunt coordinator for Pacific Blue



Eric acted like he had never heard of Pacific Blue... C'mon Eric, come clean. You know thats why you bought the wheels braaaa!
If that first link was not enough... here's more!

10 comments:

Jeff said...

Haha! I bought an early 90's rigid Cannondale from a garage sale. That thing is brutally rigid! I imagine this Klein feels similar... I ended up giving it to my bro-in-law for around town transportation, a kinder use for this bike.

I've never heard of that show! Same wheels though, so I'm suspicious...

Marcus said...

Yeah, That show was created for all those people who could not get enough of Baywatch. The reality is, Eric got his spinergy's before the show aired, in 1995, so he was ahead of his time... Also, he pointed out, we went to college in the 90's. But it was the guys at his work who were hetchin' on him about the " 80's called
" joke. Which I though was hilarious!!

Anonymous said...

Is that a one piece bar/stem? Muy peligroso!

Marcus said...

Si! Anonymous. I was trippin out on that too. No adjustment needed, And Klein was so nice as to color coordinate the combo. They had a special name for that setup too. So very styleeee

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the special name was "about to break, ride at own risk-bars". very lightweight though.

oldmanandhisbike said...

That is great! Ol' skool.
Those were the coolest wheels back then.
I had a pair for my road bike but sold them because they made a ton of noise and were a pain when you needed to fix a flat.
I wish I still had some of my old bikes; the Bridgestone MB-1 was my favorite.

Anonymous said...

I still have my old MB-1; headtube is a little flaired though.

Marcus said...

Yeah. Eric and I were talking about old bikes. I wish I still had my old Bianchi. It was a great mt. bike. I got those Scott wrap around bars. I also got a Mt. Rack for the back. For awhile I would put stuff on the rack to ad weight to the back wheel for better traction.

rigtenzin said...

The first clip is from the only episode I saw of that show. I was home sick one day and it was showing as a rerun in between technical school commercials.

I think it's a good idea to keep an old mountain bike around. Ride it once in a while and be reminded why you have the newer one.

Tim K said...

Actually, that bike would probably bring well over $1k on ebay. A crappy, dented, no-paint attitude frame/fork and stem and it went for just under $800a month or so ago. The Euro buyers are snapping this stuff up 'cause with the exchange rate it comes out to like a buck-forty-nine for them.

That said, tell him to keep it. It rules!