Sunday, April 10, 2011
Introducing Sophi The Dutch Sparta
This is Sophi, my new to me Vintage Sparta. My bicycle repairman dates her either either 1984 or 1985. She is going to be my main ride and my now hated hybrid will go to my husband which makes him happy.
As much as I love Eliza since I'm carfree I wanted a bicycle that not only could be for pleasure rides but for getting a load of groceries or whatnot. Sophi suits that need perfectly.
While her top tube isn't like Eliza's I still like it overall and again for what her use will be for it will be be a really great ride:) I already love riding her.
She'll get new tires this weekend and my Bicycle repairman will change her hub and fix the gearing so I can tackle the few hills we have here in Edmonton too. I'll be getting a front porteur rack too and will be looking around for a nice lidded basket like Dottie at LGRAB has for her Oma. A Brooks saddle too after I'm working again. Luckily its a short wishlist.