Thursday, June 8, 2017
"Jane" or "Sayonara" to my 1982 Fuji Track Bicycle
I just listed my beautiful '82 track bicycle on ebay. I also have it on Philly Craigslist. I am selling it because I am purchasing a grand piano, which will be more useful to me. I teach and play piano, and after years of looking for an affordable grand I found one a few weeks ago (on mother's day to be exact).
Though I rode this bicycle at the velodrome in Trexlertown, Pa in an adult class, and had a wonderful time doing so, I am not a racer. I live too far away to go regularly, and if I do, I can simply ride my Fuji Royale II. It is a wonderful bicycle in its own right. In fact, if I have to keep only one of my Fuji's, I have decided that the Royale II is it. It is light, comfortable, fast. It would do well on a long tour, around town, and everything in between.
I am hopeful the track bicycle will sell soon. I know I'm going to take a hit on value. In my mind, it is worth over $1000. I know I won't be able to fetch that though, so of course I have relented on price. At this time it is just more important to me to acquire the piano. I really want to have a grand style action for my own practicing, and it will be nice to have two pianos to do ensemble work with my students.
I have good memories with this bike, but I know it is time to let go of it. It doesn't belong cooped up in my basement any longer! It needs to get out and fly. I am releasing it to a new life; a renewed life.