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.
Hey, post a higher-res photo. I want to get a close-up of this classic beauty.
I’ll have to go back to LA for that.
Oh, is the bike down at your parents house or something? Too bad, it looks really interesting.
I’ll be going back today. I’ll take a few more pics
I met a guy on Caltrain with a pink Schwinn road bike from the late 1980s. Not bright pink like yours, but an ice pink. It was a 25″ size so it was clearly made for tall dudes. Real men ride pink bikes!
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