Last weekend I went down to LA, but I didn’t bring my bike. I still have my old Pink Diamond Back Master TG from the 90s, so it’s a 20 year old bike. Specs are 52 cm, Cro-Moly, Shimano 105, 52-39, 12-26. I took this up Chantry Flats up to the chopper pad.
After the great view, I went down the hill, and had a Starbucks, but all the racers were eyeing my old clunker. Did they not see a downtube shifter before? Did they like the Diamond Back paint pattern? Was it such an eye sore that they needed a closer look? Maybe it is kosher for a guy to ride a pink bike? Or maybe it’s because it’s a rare steel bike.