Friday, September 21, 2012
1983 Columbia Blue Angel
Dedicated to the Ladies. Another "twilight of the banana seat" great. This step-thru frame features the more aggressive looking straight down tube, an acknowledgment of the emerging BMX bicycle craze of that era, possibly even a slight nod towards Olivia Newton-John.
I took a few leaps at the local track riding a banana seat bike, way back when, though not the one pictured here. I seem to recall a health advantage of the wide handle bars being that they allowed one to be better able to jump clear of the contraption when crashing back to the earth after some magnificent acrobatic feat.
The after-market white wall tires really 'makes' this particular bike.