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
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
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!
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?