Since lugging the 1981 Free Spirit Pinnacle road bike back to school, it’s been a battle with thumbtacks and flat tires. But there has been another problem I’ve been facing: having to ride the bike after dusk…Read more
With a vintage road bike, sometimes things don’t work as well as they would on a modern bike. Either modern parts don’t work right or don’t match at all. One example is the steel rim.Continue reading Steel Rims and Tire Pressure
Not even one week later, the Pinnacle experiences yet another flat tire!Continue reading Pinnacle’s Flat #2
Since a golden thumbtack popped a hole in the Pinnacle’s tire four days ago while riding, I’ve kept a close eye on tire pressure after patching the puncture.
There’s good news and there’s bad news. The good news is… the tire is holding air. The bad news is the patch isn’t holding very well. In four short days, its dropped 20 PSI (5 PSI per day.) It shouldn’t be too bad as long as I inflate it more often.Continue reading Pinnacle Tire Update – 9/13
My ride in today’s picturesque weather was cut short by a small thumbtack… Continue reading Pinnacle Flat Tire: 9-9-2018
Just following up on the previous installment in the Pinnacle saga/updates. Continue reading (Another) Pinnacle Update
Well, the Pinnacle being ready to go didn’t last very long… Continue reading Pinnacle Update: The Saga Continues…
After some work, the 1981 Free Spirit Pinnacle now has tires! Continue reading The Pinnacle Now Has Tires!
The saga on restoring the 1981 Free Spirit Pinnacle road bike continues… Continue reading Pinnacle Update: Tires & Brakes
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