Not a new bike.
Not an old one either.
I bought it 6 years ago in Taiwan, at a time when I thought I would spend more time there. But I didn’t. And the bicycle spend half a decade in a friend’s wardrobe.
So why did I buy it in the first place? I certainly didn’t need another bike. I already had n+1 bikes. But I wanted a nice steel frame (for no reasonable reason) so I checked some shops in Taipei to see what I could find. It turned out that several of them had Supercorsas, already gathering dust for a few years and nobody wanted to buy them. The prices had been reduced several times already, but to no avail. It seemed that a whole container of these frames had arrived on the island a while ago but the market wasn’t ripe for it, because everybody wanted carbon. Unfortunately they were all too small for me.
But I liked the idea of a Supercorsa frame, because it looks classic without being retro. So I bought one after all and compensated the small size with a high seat post and a long stem. Now, finally, I have rescued it from the wardrobe and brought it to Beijing, where I now spend most of my time.
Style is important, so there’s nothing Shimano on this bike. And no computer! That would be an insult to the beautiful stem.
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