this might not seem that exciting to some of you, but me, i'm simply ecstatic. way back in 2005 i went to the trexlertown bike swap and haggled a bubblegum pink velocity wheel down from $80 to $55! at that same swap i bought a ten dollar 3-speed internal hub. you might not understand what i'm saying, but either way, i bought two parts of a bike over four years ago, and they've pretty much been sitting around ever since. what's more, i bought a velocity deep v rim about 2 years ago and decided i was going to try my hand at building my own wheel. and what do you know, with the help of sheldon brown (rip) i did it! so i then had a set of wheels proudly on display in my room for a good 2 years just collecting dust and looking pretty. after acquiring a few more pieces over time (lots and lots of time) i was getting pretty antsy.
for my birthday this year, mom k gave me some spending money to treat myself to a new ride. finally, my dream was about to become a reality! i browsed about and nothing really caught my eye, until last tuesday, when this kickass cerulean blue frame arrived at the local bike shop, firehouse bikes. the super amazing and helpful lady that works there helped me pick out EVERY SINGLE COMPONENT that goes in to making a bicycle. then i gave her some money and she built it for me. that seemed to be the most efficient method, in my opinion.
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