As mentioned in the past, I've been getting into this bicycle commuting thing. Also mentioned in a previous post was the spill I took when I was just starting out. My beloved 24-year-old Nishiki Olympic 12 has never been the same.
I know Nishiki is just another brand, but I've had this bike so long, I've kind of developed a fondness for Nishiki bicycles. Sadly, they stopped producing them in 2001.
However, my friend that owns a bike shop let me know of a mutual friend that mentioned she had a bike for sale. I check it out today; it turned out to be a Nishiki XRS Sport Hybrid.
And it gets better: It is brand new! It still had the price tag and the little tire nubbies! She wanted $100 for it, and I handed it over quickly (original price tag was $379).
She said when her daughter-in-law's father died, they found the bike in his garage. Apparently he was the type that picked up a bargain when he found one, whether he needed the item or not. This particular bike had been marked down to $240. So he bought it and apparently never rode it.
Thank you, sir. I will treat your bike well.