My First Bike: John McConnellMonday, April 2, 2007 | 7:16 AM
My first bike was also our first bike. Just like my daughter Jessica McConnell Coombs shared her first bike with her sister Melanie (see the “My First Bike” by Jessica Coombs), I shared my first bike with my wife, Valerie. It was a 1972 Suzuki TS185, and my wife insinuated the purchase. The head- and tail-lights got ripped off right way, a set of Metzler knobs were put on, and the steel fenders were replaced with Preston Pettys.
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