My new bike is on its way!

My new bike has left Denmark and is on its way to Aberdeen! I’m not sure when it will arrive but hopefully this week. My legs are wilting away through lack of use and I’m not sure I can cope much longer without a bicycle.

A heavy-duty bike chain arrived today for the new bike. The people at Butchers and Bicycles recommended an Abus Granit City chain which is really designed for motorbikes rather than bicycles. I doubt anyone will be able to steal my new bike with this chain but OMG it weighs a tonne. So now I see a conundrum where if you pay a fortune for a super light bike you need to make sure it’s properly secured but the chain weighs so much that it almost takes away the benefit of the light bike. Buy a cheap and heavy bike that no-one wants and you don’t have to bother about locking it up at all. Ok so I exaggerate a little here and I’m still dying with excitement about my new bike which I don’t regret buying at all. It does have a cup holder, after all.

13 Replies to “My new bike is on its way!”

  1. Wahoo! Congratulations. Have you decided a name for him (or her?)?

    What’s gonna happen to Busby?

  2. I’d never thought about the irony of having to have a huge security chain for a lightweight bike. I look forward to hearing all about it.

    1. I probably won’t need to take the chain out with me all the time. For instance the school drop-off and pickups as I don’t usually lock the bike to anything then and instead just use the immobiliser.

  3. I’m looking forward to hearing your review especially about how the bike handles around corners.

    As for the chain, it will be good for exercising your upper body!

  4. The arrival of a new bike is so exciting. It is a shame you have to carry such a heavy chain for such a light bike. I always have a beater bike I bought used and cheap that I can ride in urban areas (where the distance is so short, it doesn’t matter) and lock with a light chain.

    Thanks for sharing.

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