Friday, September 30, 2011

My Bike

I originally purchased this Diamondback Miramar so that I could do a triathlon.  It's a hybrid with wide tires and a non-aggressive riding position because I also wanted it for around town practicality - so it was alright for the triathlon but not ideal. Yes, I do have my eye on a few other bikes - most of them are Surly's but we'll have to see.  I'm not a wealthy person so I can't have the stable of bikes that others do.  I have the Miramar and maybe one day I'll have another as well.
In the meantime, my hacker has gotten me to work and back spring, summer, fall and winter (Canadian winters too).  Except for occasional adjustments it's been dependable enough. I just bought a work stand from MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-Op) but its on backorder.  It'll come in very handy when winter gunk needs to get cleaned out of my drivetrain.  I'll review it when it arrives.


  1. A work stand was one of my first purchases I made when I bought a house back in 2003. I'd been a renter for 20 years prior to that. And I have to tell you, oh what a joy having a works stand. It made working on my bike so much easier. It also allowed me to keep the bike in working condition as I learned how to bike through the winter months. I can't imagine not having a work stand now.

  2. @Doug
    I have fashioned some home-made ones over the past couple of years but they just don't work well. I too am looking forward to doing my wrenching in a simpler way! Thanks for your endorsement, Doug!