Customers and their bikes

Anyone who knows me knows only to well I am mental for dogs and bikes. When the 2  are put together it’s magic for my soul. Rob rebuilt this Palm Beach for Jo and she came to collect it with her little dog who has bad eye sight. Imagine how happy they both are tootling along with one another.Woof woof, brrrring, brrrring.

A couple of years ago we had a customer who had a Motobecane tandem restored. Her name is Jane and she comes to the shop all the time. Rob and I call her Motobecane. Their are a quite a few Jane’s and not a lot of Motobecane customers so this worked for us. As you can see this lovely lady has thrown a spanner in our works. And it gets even more complicated as we have some more Motobecanes in the shop waiting for homes. I personally don’t believe in calling people by numbers, it’s very impersonal and inhumane, but in this instance I can not see how we get around it.  Sorry Motobecane 2.

If I was this girl I would send this picture to Bronx and ask the how much they want to pay me for being their model.

You might remember this bike. We got it in last December, she was looking a bit dishevelled , she had a lovely story behind her. Well she has been spruced up now; lacquered, rebuilt and lovingly restored. This lucky gent got her as a birthday present from his girlfriend. It looks to me like she is regretting her generosity and wants the bike for herself. He knows her game, he saw her grasping at the saddle from the corner of his eye. A firm hand to the front of the saddle will stop her running off with it.

Robs’ affection for the bikes often bares the brunt of my inoffensive mocking. He got very obsessed with this particular machine. It was way too small for him. He was so keen to ride it I thought he might end up self mutilating to make it fit. Thank goodness it captured this fellas’ heart and it left the building.


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