Today’s OTS: Tom D’s Ross Eurosport FFS.
I rescued this Ross Eurosport off Craigslist last summer. I had no idea what I was going to do with her but she needed a new home. Understand that I was a Bicycle connoisseur over the last ten years, having 5 bikes all brand new with a price tag of at least $500.00,
At the end of last riding season I sold my two Road Bikes and decided that enough was enough, I would not ride anymore. I had put the Ross, (Named Sherri) in the back of my Garage as I had only ridden her once and the back wheel wobbled like and old drunk.
This winter I found out I suffered from some serious emotional disorders and was out of work for over two months. As I got better and Spring arrived I wanted to ride again! My wife said NO to another new bike so I went and looked at Sherri and thought “Geez, I dont want to ride 50-100 miles anymore but might be able to have some fun on this thing. So away I went, I took the Rear Wheel off and got it trued up to my surprise, it was not bent. I put two new tires on, taped the handlebars, adjusted the brakes, and gave her a good clean up and lubing. We went for a few rides together and she is wonderful! I no longer feel the need to compete with the rich guys who spend thousands and up on bikes. I just put on some baggy shorts and go ride! I have added a Water Bottle Cage with hose clamps and found an inexpensive luggage rack and I can her to work which is only 5 miles away!
I have learned a valuable lesson I had forgotten a long time ago, the simplest pleasures are the best. I do not know how old this one may be so if someone could tell me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I love riding Sherri, gets me out of the house and on out into the fresh air for some much needed exercise! Pics are attached!