June 15, 2010

Real Bikes: Bjorn's Raleigh

This is Bjorn's Raleigh, it commutes, it races, it does 100 miles on gravel. In my opinion this is a quintessential Minneapolis (or at leaset midwest) machine, ain't nobody in Southern California with a setup like this.

Everytime I see him on it, it brings me so much joy that it is still alive and pounding out the miles.

look at all the different uses for old innertubes
This is a bike that can't just be imagined, it just slowly over time comes into it's own until lightning strikes.

If you can't see the beauty of such a bicycle, then you and I have very different ideas of what "it" is truly about.

I spoke with Bjorn and he informed me that this bike is sadly now d-e-a-d, dead. Rusted through and busted at the seat tube bottom bracket junction last week.

R.I.P. awesome Raleigh


Jammin said...

I may be wrong, but I believe this pic shows that Bjorn's bike has recently died.


A moment of silence please.

bjrn said...

It's true, Mr. F has passed on to her next life as a piece of art on my wall. I'm working on a memorial blog post and photo retrospective for the bike that has carried me around our fine state in speed and style.