So it's now been more than FOUR years- I can't believe it.
My first 66 build- otherwise fast and smooth as silk- and by NO MEANS an unpeddable clunker- has sat in the corner of the back room for 4 or 5 months now virtually untouched-
I'm out on my second build all the time instead- the 50- just a bit lighter, just a bit more peddable, and just a bit more quiet-
Tired today after being ill this week- but the weather broke into sunny and 80 here today after raining alll night- more cool weather this week though-
So I was debating if I should even take the 50 out for coffee today-
I did, and kept it even more low key than usual- and thoroughly enjoyed myself- even went out of my way coming home-
gets me where I want- and still quicker than my road bike in my prime (and if it weren't for hypertension and arthritis- I'd probably be doing the better part of a hundred miles a week just peddlin.)
Feel VERY within the limits of it all, and more relaxed feeling safe. I get into the upper 20's on stretches- but don't worry about making time cutting corners quickly.
mostly stock stuff, except the 700C wheels on the cruiser frame- no fuss, no muss- haven't had to fuss with it beyond a sticking carb float a few months back-
just goes on and on and on....
I LOVE this thing!