A Wet One

Allegro Terranaut
Allegro Terranaut

This bike has been chained to the bike rack at my office for at least 18 months. It is an Allegro Terranaut. I don’t know if it was ever worth anything, as there was only one result in my Google search that referenced a bike. It is now pretty rusty everywhere except maybe the frame. (Sorry for the lousy picture. I didn’t notice the shadows in the shot until I got home.)

The other bike that had been there with the Allegro disappeared last week. I don’t know if the owner came for it, if Physical Facilities cut it off (and couldn’t cut through the major league chain on the Allegro), or if someone took it. I can’t imagine it was worth very much – a dept. store bike with more rust than metal left. The Allegro was knocked over but otherwise untouched.

Anyway, I had a good ride in today. It was in the 40s; about 10 degrees warmer than the past two mornings. Unfortunately, the sunny weather from lunchtime changed to rain by 5:00. My kids told me over the phone that it was just misting, so I turned down my wife’s offer of a ride. By the time I got out on the road, the misting had turned to sprinkling, and that soon became a shower. I was both cold and soaked by the time I got home. Still, I got to ride, so I had a good time, and there’s a neat story to tell at work tomorrow.

Miles Ridden: 6.9

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One Response to A Wet One

  1. Anonymous says:

    Terranaut Allegro was the "House Brand" sold by The Touring Cyclist chain of bike shops in St. Louis. Rumor has it, they were made by Fuji & a very good bike. I'm guessing bike is from the mid to late '80s.

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