It’s always a sad day when you retire a bike from your stable, especially when it’s one which has afforded me so much pleasure over the time we’ve shared together. However, on Sunday it was time to take ‘The Langster’ for one last spin.Purchased on a whim from eBay, it’s this bike which has been responsible for my love affair with riding singlespeeds on the road. For this fact alone I owe him a debt of gratitude.
Whilst serving primarily as my ‘winter’ bike, time and time again The Langster has shown it’s versatility. We’ve time trialled together(including a new pb over 10 miles just two weeks ago), completed an Imperial Century together, and have even crashed together.We all move on though, and as heavy as my heart was as I was stripping him down, it was also full of joy at the prospect of his replacement.
As the saying goes “The King is Dead, Long Live the King!”
Vive la Velo