Sierra 10 Women's Road Bike - Silver

sierra 10 women's road bike - silver
Watch that fourth step, it's a doozy

It's funny how things work. I've never been a big fan of the so-called "New Wave of British Heavy Metal", and I couldn't graphic-design my way out of a wet paper bag. But by the time I finish posting the photos of this Sierra 10 Women's Road Bike, I will have have listened to most of Saxon's Strong Arm of the Law album. And now I know that Aaron Draplin got two cordless drills for Christmas.

Blame it on that fruity little Dane Lars Oilrig, if you want.

Music and art notwithstanding, this Sierra 10 road bike is. That's it. It just "is".

I'm not saying that I don't like it. I do. The color, the level of wear, the fact that it doesn't have ugly drop handlebars. Someone could be riding this thing around Manhattan right now and nobody would complain. But it doesn't have anything that sets it apart from a zillion other cheap Taiwanese road bikes from the 1980s.

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sierra 10 women's road bike - silver
Obligatory grass-and-bricks shot
sierra 10 women's road bike - silver
Profile view (and a handsome profile at that)
sierra 10 women's road bike - silver
Wide steel upright handlebars
sierra 10 women's road bike - silver
Shimano Tourney front brake
sierra 10 women's road bike - silver
Low-budget steel front hub
sierra 10 women's road bike - silver
Sierra head tube decal and painted lugwork
sierra 10 women's road bike - silver
Sparkly grip, curvy steel brake lever
sierra 10 women's road bike - silver
Alloy stem shifters
sierra 10 women's road bike - silver
Cables and levers and grips, oh my
sierra 10 women's road bike - silver
Right-side grip and brake lever
sierra 10 women's road bike - silver
Aaron Draplin would probably like this decal
sierra 10 women's road bike - silver
Cheap vinyl saddle, loosely following the rule of thirds
sierra 10 women's road bike - silver
I am obsessed with seat-tube lugs and cable guides
sierra 10 women's road bike - silver
Falcon front derailleur
sierra 10 women's road bike - silver
Squashed rat-trap pedal
sierra 10 women's road bike - silver
Lars Ulrich's favorite rear derailleur
sierra 10 women's road bike - silver
Shimano Tourney rear brake
sierra 10 women's road bike - silver
Another shot of the right grip, for some reason
sierra 10 women's road bike - silver
Steel: crank, sprockets, trim ring, pedal
sierra 10 women's road bike - silver
Saxon rear derailleur and not-quite-seamless chainstay