Lighting the Way: Pinnacle Update (Part I)

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…

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Pinnacle Tire Update – 9/13

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.

The patch

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.

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