My main mode of transportation for the past 10 years, been through two forks, two wheelsets, and am about to put it out to pasture.
Giant Simple Aluminum beach cruiser
Steel replacement fork, threaded/integrated headset
Odyssey wombolt crank, FSA 19mm BB
44t Profile blade, 13t coaster cog
Stock stem and bar
alloy post to an older Selle Italia saddle
Deore machined front wheel, Maxxis Hookworm 26x2.35
shimano CBE110 heavy duty rear wheel, Maxxis Hookworm 26x2.35
Gummy lights, no grips
This was the first new bike I ever had. Got it for christmas when I was 12, had it stolen when I was 14, recovered it all ratty and spraypainted. Sandblasted and clearcoated the frame, and then slowly started changing parts until I thought I had it perfect. It was relatively light, fast and more importantly, completely bombproof (or so I thought.) It lasted through highschool and three years of college. About two weeks ago I got hit by a Corolla, totaling the bike, and taking the front bumper of the car with me for good measure. As it sits, I need a new fork, new rear wheel, new seatpost and possibly a new front wheel. I haven't looked at the rear dropouts or stays to see if they are bent, in which case I will be forced to permanetly retire my daily driver.
Added by vdesant. Last updated over 9 years ago.