years old and I still love him...
was a celebratory purchase, a promotion giving me the
necessary funds to splash out on a long-hankered-for
so the Giro 200 is the bottom-of-the-line Dawes model
(it doesn't even come with drop bars anymore such is
its fall from 'racing' pedigree) but this bike has been
so solid and is my daily commute.
three years the only things that have been touched are
new pedals, a new cassette at the back after a number
of downhill spin-outs, and some new tyres.
to pamper him a bit. This month he's heading off for
a respray - red to match the tyres and saddle - and
will be sporting new bullhorn handlebars when he returns.
every nut and bolt will be given some attention and
Giro will be just like new out the other end, and looking
forward to another 3 years of potholes and rain.