My daughter had a slight altercation with our car over the holidays. While it is in the body shop, Lorna has appropriated my Ranger pickup as her work car. As I no longer work, I prudently bit my tongue. The whispered mumblings from the insurance company are indicating probable totaling of the vehicle. Even prior to the roll-over we have discussed getting down to a single vehicle after Lorna hangs up her teaching clogs in the spring. We put a couple hundred miles on our neighbor's Honda Ridgeline taking Addy to the airport. It rides very "car like". It's not a heavy real truck, but I just need something to take camping or hauling bicycles. We'll see. In the meantime I've become a bicycle commuter.
The Colnago is an unlikely candidate, but it was the easiest to get rolling in a short time. It has a ti Phil BB, Campag pista crank, Campag Nouvo Tippo high flange hubs, 1984 Dura Ace 7400 shifters, dérailleur and brake. Hardly a beater. So far so good. I'm slowly getting my snow and ice balance up to speed. I am considering a rear brake and taking it back to single-speed if I can get a lower gear setup. Naw, I'll just let it freeze up while it's on the big cog. Front brake only on ice is an adventure though.