Wednesday, February 9, 2011

bike update!

a quick post today...i wanted to share with you the process of putting "white lightening" together so here is the first round.


here is the before picture...we just put these wheels on her so that she wasn't resting on her frame....



and here she is with her brand spanking new wheels. these are 650b wheels that are a size smaller then standard 700c wheels and they have the brown sidewalls that make her look more retro :D. i wanted room for a fatter tire so we went down a size. the mister added the handle bars but they won't stay...they are just there so that we can see what it looks like. also peeled off the soma sticker which i wasn't crazy about....
she is getting fancier and fancier every second. we ordered a rack, fenders and cranks which will go on next!
so i am leaning toward a girls name that starts with a g... here is my list...

*gertrude
* georgia
* gracey

but then i do love
* darlene
*dorothy

i can't wait for the first ride so that i can lock down her name!

i'll be back tonight with another quick post! a sneak peak :D

xo,
cb

15 comments:

  1. that's going to be one sweet, sweet ride, lady. :)

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  2. i like georgia! this spring im totally going to learn how to ride a bike.

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  3. Oh, cute! :) Love a new (old) bike! I vote for dorothy or gertrude - hope you had a lovely spin on her!

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  4. She's gorgeous! I really like Georgia...she just looks like a gorgeous Georgia to me. :)

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  5. she's looking good! Hmmm, all good names, perhaps after a few rides it'll just come, enjoy her xoxox

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  6. do we get to vote on the name..i love gertrude(then you could call her gerdie for short)

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  7. Yeah I have to say, I like Gertrude too!
    So I saw this, this evening and immediately thought, if there's one person I show this to in the whole world, it has to be Cristie. Enjoy. =]
    http://torweeks.com/index.php?/bikes-of-san-francisco/

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  8. go for Gertrude! I am so excited for you and your first ride on your new bike!

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  9. i love those wheels, they are really good on the road. do you know what kind of handle bars you would like for her? for a name i like gracey because she will be graceful looking and riding.

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  10. How cool that you are rebuilding the bike - it looks great! I like Gertrude for the name, but they are all adorable. :)

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  11. thanks for all the bike love ladies! i can't wait to ride her but as of now darlene, georgia & gertude are my top favorites!

    tina: i am not sure what kind a i want...we have a bunch of spare ones that i might use but i know for sure drop bars are not for me!

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  12. I like Dorothy, that sounds so cute! :)

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  13. That is such a cute bike! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I've never grown campanula before but it looks so pretty!

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  14. Darlene! Go with Darlene!!

    I'm impartial though... I've been watching a lot of early Roseanne episodes lately.

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  15. darlene used to be my favorite favorite name when I was a kid... every short story I wrote featured a girl named darlene! my family thought it was really odd and funny, since it is a little bit of a weird name.

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thanks for commenting! it fills me with joy that you have taken the time to stop by!
xo,
cb