what do you value?

Road bikes look great and ride well. They make me feel in control and like I’m going fast.

The buttery leatheriness of the saddle, handlebar tape and trim on the front carrier bag thingy, with the old-school straps, gives this thing of beauty a warm vintage charm. The clean white frame and blue canvas bag are a little nautical-themed – elegant, expensive, privileged…

My friend showed me her housewarming gift to herself: an Eames DAW – a designer chair that goes for around $500. Her brother criticised her purchase, and we got to discussing what kinds of things each of us value. I can imagine people saving up for the car of their dreams, an electronic gadget, designer fashion, furniture, kitchenware, concerts…

And, of course, bicycles.

Anyway, this post serves the double purpose of stalling for a few more weeks before I have time to get started on the DIY sitting in the basement.

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