While loading bikes for the Village Bike Project (great folks!), Tom came across this old frame–a vintage Robin Hood stepthrough from Nottingham, England. Lovely bike, beyond reasonable hopes for restoration. So he took it home and hid it on the side east side of the house until he was brave enough to tell me that he wanted to use it for a pea trellis. He knows I am not fond of “gimmicky” structures in the garden. What’s next? Old boots planted with strawberries? But since he thinks I’m too controlling about the garden (me?!), I had to prove him wrong by pretending to be excited about the bicycle trellis. And I have to admit, it’s kind of cute.
This was a sweet little bike in its day, with its 3 speed Sturmey-Archer thumb shifter , and its traditional stretched leather saddle, now a skeleton.