Thursday, April 25, 2013

My New Globe Bike

This is my new bike, the Globe Daily 3 Step Through. An extremely diligent Ms. McIntire at Globe tried to find another Live 2 mixte frame for me, but another one couldn't be had so she suggested the Daily as a replacement. I went for the silver Daily 3 although I was initially drawn to the yellow Daily 2--it has eight speeds like Brown Betty did, but it has a derailleur, not an internal hub and that doesn't sound low-maintenance enough for me. Still, I had a name for the Daily 2 immediately, Nana Pudding. I've thought a lot about the name for my new bike and I'm almost 100% positive that I'm going with Peppermint Pattie, after the York Peppermint Pattie. If Emma Frost weren't an evil character in a skanky costume, I would name my new bike after her or I'd name her January Jones if she hadn't spent so much time in her underwear for no reason playing Emma Frost in Xmen: First Class. I don't watch Mad Men so I have no other reference for January Jones. If anyone knows any wintry sounding names that are cooler than the sensation you get when biting into a Peppermint Pattie, let me know.


2whls3spds said...

You should be able to fit the 8 speed wheel from the Live 2 on the Daily 3, shouldn't be a major job at all. But try the Daily 3 first and see if it will work for you. Good call on NOT getting the Daily 2 with the derailleur.


Anonymous said...

silver surfer ?

Courtnee said...

Aaron, I'm sure you're right, but Betty was all packed up and ready to be shipped back to Globe by the time I called to check on the progress of the new bike. So now Shimano Alfine, Pletscher kickstand, or white tires for Peppermint Pattie. The mechanic at the shop said I need new tires on Betty anyway.

Anon, Silver Surfer was a guy right? I definitely think my new bike is a girl, but thanks for your suggestion.

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