It was early on non-denominational winter solstice celebration morning. The ground was littered with the carnage of two teenagers opening non-denominational winter solstice celebration gifts. There were but four boxes left: two for each of the Single-Speed Kids. Two were quite large, standing almost four feet tall two wide, and less than one foot deep. The other two were smaller, but a similarly long and flat shape. We were told to open the smaller ones first. The wrapping paper was torn off to reveal a red box with the name "Niner" on the side. Single Speed Dad gave me Niner socks earlier this year, and so I assumed the box would contain some such similar paraphernalia. When I lifted the lid, I saw a beautiful steel bike fork in Kermit Green. I knew somewhere, deep in my mind, that the large box must then contain a steel single-speed bicycle frame, also Kermit Green. I knew that in part because Single Speed Dad had been talking about bike frames for a few months. I also knew that a large quantity of the parts needed to make a bike work were missing. But I could not quite comprehend that I was getting a bike for non-denominational winter solstice celebration. As you can guess, the larger box did, in fact, contain a Kermit Green single-speed steel bike frame. Single-Speed Dad explained the intention of the gift: we would be choosing every missing piece for our bicycles, along with Single-Speed Dad, put them together, and blog about the process. And here is the blog: the first of many installments from Single-Speed Kid 2. This is gonna be fun.
Single Speed Kid 2