By some curious chance one day last fall, Mrs. jonesy's bicycle was stolen from our garden shed. Earlier this year I started gathering parts to assemble a replacement. After I had nearly all of the items I needed, Mrs. jonesy told me that she no longer desired a bicycle. After I regained my bearings, I asked whether she minded if I used the accumulated parts to build a bicycle for myself. She thought it was a good idea.
Since I had planned on building a cruiser with mountain gearing to smooth out the hills for my girl, I decided to build an mountain bike. I set out to find a frame and eventually found a closeout deal on Nashbar that was too good to pass up. I finished the assembly today.
This is what happened.