Sunday, June 28, 2015

New Bike Day - Velo Orange Campeur

I got a new bike! It's not a recumbent!

The bike is a Velo Orange Campeur, with as much available bling as I could attach to it. It has a kickstand, a bell, shiny stainless steel racks, three bottle cages and a frame pump.

I'm going full retro with this. Note white wheels, downtube shifters, fenders, mud flaps, sprung leather seat, and non-aero brake levers. This is my old man bike. It's geared super low so I can climb up anything, loaded with panniers.

The saddle bag and decaleur bag will be here soon.

I finished putting it together yesterday, and did one short test ride.

 Now it's time to take a bike ride! I'm going to restrain myself and not head for the Pacific coast.