Well, it’s no secret that I purchased a new bike a little while ago and I’ve enjoyed riding it around. The trouble is that the bike didn’t have a rack to carry anything like groceries or luggage. Whenever I took the Flying Pigeon out for a spin I’d have to take a backpack to carry things with me.
Thankfully I remembered that there’s been a front rack living on my garage wall for about a year now. I bought it intending to place it on another bike but it ended up not fitting quite right. Since then I’ve held on to it, hoping to find it a home.
After the trip to the hardware store, and some fiddling with scraps of metal, I’m happy to say that the rack fits nicely on the front of the Flying Pigeon.
The installation is a bit rough around the edges. I had to use scraps of metal I found lying around from an earlier project to bolt the rack to the handlebar mounts. Sometime soon I hope to replace the jagged metal with cleaner metal bars.
With the rack installed I thought the bike might deserve a new moniker.
It’s a Flying Pigeon, which is a bird known for hanging around urban areas. Now that it has a rack on the front it’s more of a “work horse” than it was before.
So I have a flying work horse that likes to hang around urban areas.
Does that mean the Flying Pigeon with a front rack is actually an Urban Pegasus?