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