Bike Update: Part V

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Finally, an update on the finished bike!! (Part I, II, III, IV)

We actually finished it in early December. I used it coming back and forth to campus the last few weeks of class. We have also taken a few bike rides when the weather has been nice. It's actually slightly too big for me, so we might sell it sometime. But Nate worked so hard on it! I don't want to let it go!

For those interested, here is the (approximate) cost breakdown of this project:
Bike $40
Spray paint (3 cans) $15
Seat $23
Cables $40
Wheels $34 and $36
Tubes $10
Tires $30
Chain $5
Pedals $10
Total cost: $256

That total sounds like a lot! But we spread it out over several months and now it's basically a brand new bike!

Nate did most of the work himself except putting on the wheels and chain since he didn't have all the right tools. We took it to Outdoors Unlimited on BYU campus for those few things. It would have cost us about $20 for labor, but they took forever so they charged us nothing :)


This past Saturday, Utah decided to be April instead of January and gave us an amazingly warm day. So we took a little cruise on the Provo River trail.

Just a few minutes after this was taken, Nate stepped on and broke these sunglasses! :( I always mourn the loss of a good pair!

Look! They're friends! :)

Random tidbit: There was a sweet teepee across the river!


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