Micky Dee, His Bike, Don Quixote, and Points of Light
Points Of Light
“Even though you’ve painted it I can tell that ride.”
I heard from a cyclist as he pulled alongside.
“You’re still riding that same old frame.
That’s the frame you built that has no name.”
I said, “That’s not true, oh quite contraire,
This is a great frame that is quite rare.
It wears no name as we all can see.
But this great frame was made by me.
I chose the investment cast bottom bracket, lugs, dropouts,
I chose all the right choices so there would be no doubts.
It’s all Columbus SL tubing, the best in its day.
Each tube from the seat lug is a double tapered stay.
I mitered each tube and brazed every joint.
I filed all the lugs and tapered each point.
I cut my initial into the bottom bracket with pride.
I constructed every part to insure a great ride.
Before I even started I made very sure,
That this bicycle would start out very pure.
I showed no haste in making it right.
I carved into each lug a point of light.
Two stars in the top lugs can be seen very clearly.
In the bottom lug I carved a cross I hold dearly.
These tubes are all double butted and seamless.
And though I seem to ride alone I am not team-less.
The paint on this frame doesn’t give it much flash,
Someday I may crash, this bike and body may trash.
Yes, this frame is very old, just like me.
Perhaps I’m just another Don Quixote.
But this steed and I will always rise to fight,
The very good fight for points of light."
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