Harvey,all, I know better to say something like ,,old dog, new tricks,,, But if one doesn't have a good bike with good full coverage fenders they're missing one of the finer things in life. And they're at risk of being covered with one of the nastier things in life.....
It always amazes me how much cleaner a fendered bike is after a wet gritty ride,, a real bonus!
<firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2009 3:42 PM Subject: A perfect day for a nearly-perfect bike (with fenders)
> The DC area has bright sun today, and temperatures in the mid-50s (F). A
> perfect day for a ride, excpet for the scattered remaining ice, and the
> frequent wet spots. Ah! Just how Peter sold the Weigle to me: with
> fenders. Yes, it's an older Weigle, which Peter built for himself in the
> early 1980s. So it has that "obsolete" 1" top tube. But very pretty, and
> works very well, just sortta disappearing as one rides, never calling
> attention to itself. Nice.
> Now, I grew up as a "hard guy," and never considered fenders as desirable
> gear for a real bike, or a real rider. Thank you, Peter Weigle, for
> helping me to mature just a bit.
> harvey sachs
> mcLean VA