Today’s entry, a 1989ish Ross 10-speed, comes to us from Deborah in Brooklyn. I can see why this guy is your EX, Deborah. I would be pissed too if someone took my 10-speed and ripped all the good stuff off of it! I suppose all is not lost; if his actions got you to ride it more frequently than it’s ok with me. This entry has also prompted a new entry in the OTSG Glossary (HTFC).
My father bought me this Ross during the summer of 1989 or 1990. I was 12 or 13, and really upset to have a boy’s bike and didn’t ride it much. About four years ago, my now ex-boyfriend saw it in my parent’s garage and insisted he be allowed at it. He flipped and chopped the handle-bars, cleaned off the reflectors and stickers, new tires, new seat, cut out half the gears. I added some Kryptonite locking skewers and now have the perfect city bike. I have a short commute (only a mile), but love riding this bike everyday.
Thanks for your entry Deborah