I also agree with others, but might further suggest a new wheelset. This
way if you want dirt riding, you can have one wheelset wear some knobbies,
and the other wheelset for your light roadish tires.
However, if you're looking for an excuse to buy a bike to begin with...i
think the cheviot would be a nice choice to cover around town and leisurely
rides. The Frank Jones SR also looks swell and I would get one as well.
On Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 2:53:59 AM UTC-5, Tim Butterfield wrote:
> I started this in another thread specific to a Homer vs Roadini
> comparison, but wanted to open the discussion to include other bikes. That
> $10 gift card could get very expensive.
> Fitting another bike in our environment is a stretch and I don't really
> need another bike at all, especially one that could be close stripped to my
> Homer if I stripped it, which the Roadini might be. I wanted a one bike to
> do it all when I got the Homer. It fits that role well. However, there
> is one role during this time of the year, which it does not fit. It
> wouldn't be today, though, because it snowed and I'm not as tough as
> Here in the PNW, the weather is mostly wet and often relatively cold from
> late fall through early spring. During that period, my Homer is stuck
> inside on a trainer with a trainer tire mounted. Then, along comes some
> weather that is just absolutely gorgeous for a day or two. I could take
> the Homer off the trainer, swap tires, go for an hour ride or so, swap
> tires again, and put it back on the trainer. Or, I could just get on the
> other bike and go. The percentage of ride vs 'renching is certainly better
> with having a second bike. That means I'd get to do it more often last
> minute when time frees up. That's one thing I like about having the Homer
> on the trainer. If I feel like it and have a bit of time available, I can
> just hop on it and spin, no wrenching needed. I guess if I practiced
> swapping the tire more than twice a year, I might get the time down where
> the ratio to swap and swap back isn't too large compared with the
> relatively brief ride time.
> So, I'm not looking for a bike for any specific role other than available
> to ride immediately. Though it can fit many roles, when on the trainer
> stand, that is one role my Homer does not fit. For this role, almost any
> +1 might suffice. A quick to access local ride would be either something
> like a ten mile mostly flat loop or parts of it or a ride into/through town
> and back, also mostly flat.
> I was originally thinking of maybe the stripped Roadini. But, it has been
> pointed out a stripped Roadini is similar to a stripped Homer. Maybe I
> need something just a bit different in case I want to trade off in summer
> Hmmm. I never really thought of this, but just saw the Frank Jones Sr in
> 55/57 available, both of which would fit my 83.8 PBH, though both are only
> in the same Homer blue I have now. I haven't ridden single speed since I
> was a kid. Not having done it for so long, I'm not really sure I see the
> appeal of it very well, but I'm open to learning. I'm also not sure if my
> out of shape-ness would work well on a single speed, though the mostly flat
> terrain immediately surrounding me is good for it. The FJSr frame is more
> expensive than the Roadini, but I'd likely save some in component costs.
> Any comments on this or other bikes I should consider as a +1 to a
> stripped or not Homer would be appreciated.
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