Since I haven’t done a Found on Flickr in a while, I thought Leap Year Day certainly called for one. Today on flickr, I found this hapless and unassuming Motobecane Nomad II. The owner, like so many others, was announcing his recent acquisition of the perfectly serviceable 10-speed and his further plans to emasculate it.
Unfortunately, I came upon this bike far too late to talk him out of it. As you can see from the picture below, the deal has been done. Worst of all, the 39×16 is going to really limit the potential of this once proud ten speed.
Why, after all the effort of conversion, does the owner choose to photograph his mobile spin class on the non drive side? Why does anyone, for that matter, ever photograph their bike on the non drive side? I can think of few less flattering poses.