The New Old Bike

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/150 sec, ISO200
“Decals and Racks” Cedar Park, 2021

Yesterday I put the new decals on my old bike, and today I went for a ride in the 84°F sunshine. Of course I had to stop and take a few photos to post here and on the Kona Bikes group. 😀 I like how the decals look, although if I had to do it again, I’d place the large logo about a centimeter farther toward the bottom of the tube. The front badge is the logo Kona used until about 2016, so I guess you could say my bike is a 2000 model, branded as a 2016 model. The current badges have the K inside a little shield, but I couldn’t find that version for purchase anywhere. If one turns up, I’ll consider replacing.

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/110 sec, ISO200
“Front Badge” Cedar Park, 2021

I also installed some front racks on the forks. These are Axiom Journey DLX Low Rider racks, and allow you to put panniers on the front. I don’t have any yet, and they aren’t necessary at the moment since I have my rear panniers, but the racks were cheap and look really cool, don’t they? Someday I’d like to do a multi-day bicycle tour, and when that day comes around, I’ll be all set. In the meantime, I’ll just keep enjoying my neighborhood bicycle rides, like the one I took today. For some reason, I had more fun riding my bike today that I usually do. Maybe it’s the weather, or maybe the decals and racks make me a little proud of how Mango looks? 😄

Please take a look if you have a few minutes to spare:

I hope you had a good day!

Bike Decals

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.6, 1/35 sec, ISO3200
“Bike Decal” Cedar Park, 2021

I bought some new decals for my bicycle and today I was deciding where to position them. They are surprisingly easy to apply! 😀 For a while now, my bike, Mango, has only had one small Kona sticker on it so it will be nice to put some modern Kona logos on it.

Sunny Day

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec, ISO200
“Sunrise” Cedar Park, 2021

The sun came out today to signal that things are getting better in Texas. The snow and ice started melting and I took advantage of the warmer afternoon to ride my bicycle a bit. I’ve missed the sun so much.

“Snow Ride” Cedar Park, 2021

If you’re not able to go out, please come with me for a virtual ride around the neighborhood:

I hope you had a good Friday!


A Visit to the Little Free Library

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4.5, 1/350 sec, ISO200
“Icy Library” Cedar Park, 2021

With plenty of layers on, I rode my bicycle to the Little Free Library at one of our neighborhood elementary schools. I didn’t find anything interesting, but it was a fun bicycle ride. I liked how the ice froze on the library’s “porthole”. We don’t see that often!

If you have some time to kill, please check out the bicycle ride video I made, and subscribe to my YouTube channel. 🙏

I hope you had a nice day!

Quick Bicycle Ride

It was a little chilly, but I had a few minutes to extend my mail-run bicycle ride. It was fun to ride with my new handlebars. Come along!