Beacon Bicycle People: Tim D

Beacon Bicycle People: Tim D

No doubt many readers have seen this rider and/or his bicycle around town. We spotted him locking up in front of the Howland Library. Let’s get up close and personal with…

Name: Tim Delaney.

Years in Beacon: Four years.

Moved from: I was living in Chicago. I had a car when I moved here and I sold it, because I don’t need it. I can do everything I need by bike. I don’t regret it…[slight pause] When it’s ten degrees I sometimes have second thoughts.

Occupation: I’m in recovery from a career in advertizing. I’m semi-retired.

Where did you get your bike? I got it from a friend. He had it in his basement. I gave my old bike to my son.

What do you like about biking? Beacon’s perfect for biking. Everything’s within two miles. On a good day it’s terrific. It’s easy, it’s exercise. You don’t have to worry about parking. Even on a bad day it’s better than driving. Beacon is becoming a bike friendly town. Though it still has a ways to go.

Vintage mountain bikes with a few modifications make for great city  transportation vehicles.

Vintage mountain bikes with a few modifications make for great city transportation vehicles.

 

A kickstand is your friend on an urban bicycle. The U-brake mounted under the chainstays dates this bike to around 1986-87.

A kickstand is your friend on an urban bicycle. The U-brake mounted under the chainstays dates this bike to around 1986-87.

 

Diamondback was a California-based company that designed bicycles and had them made in Japan. During the 80s Japan was mass producing excellent quality frames and components.

Diamondback was a California-based company that designed bicycles and had them made in Japan. During the 80s Japan was mass producing excellent quality frames and components. Tim’s chain is in need of oil.

 

Tim is an accomplished watercolorist.

Tim is an accomplished watercolorist.

 

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One Response to Beacon Bicycle People: Tim D

  1. Bob says:

    I have seen Tim’s watercolors, he is an excellent artist.

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