The Pinnacle has finally arrived to its final home, and has been put through the paces. So far, it has ran fine. Continue reading Pinnacle Update: Going Strong!
Well, the Pinnacle being ready to go didn’t last very long… Continue reading Pinnacle Update: The Saga Continues…
The Pinnacle has been put back together, tuned up, and ready to roll! Continue reading Pinnacle Update: Reassembled!
Today was very basic; just swapping tires between each rim. Continue reading Pinnacle Update
After some work, the 1981 Free Spirit Pinnacle now has tires! Continue reading The Pinnacle Now Has Tires!
One of the most frequent questions I get regarding the 1981 Free Spirit Pinnacle is: “why not just buy a new bike?” Some have asked and criticized why keep such an old, “low-end” bike. Continue reading Why keep the Pinnacle?
The saga on restoring the 1981 Free Spirit Pinnacle road bike continues… Continue reading Pinnacle Update: Tires & Brakes
With college starting in a week, it is time to turn my attention towards what will (hopefully) become my primary mode of transportation around campus and town… the 1981 Free-Spirit Pinnacle road bike. Continue reading Pinnacle Update: “Mini-Restoration” Begins!
The 1981 Free Spirit Pinnacle is my road bike which I bought back in 2011 for $20 at a garage sale. However, I’m breathing new life into the old bike – hopefully in time for college (August 2017.) Continue reading A Future for the 1981 Pinnacle
One time I was riding on the Katy Trail, and was well over eight miles outside of town. I had no cell phone on me, and it wouldn’t matter anyways, as the area I was in had no reception. Things were going fine until I heard the dread hissing coming from my rear tire. The inner tube was punctured, and within a minute the tire was completely flat. The sun was going down, and I was far from home. It would be dark before I got home if I walked, so I decided to ride back to town on a completely flat tire… on gravel. It wasn’t a fun experience, for me or my 1981 Free Spirit Pinnacle. The rim was okay, but the tire was destroyed.