Here’s my latest classic 27″ wheeled acquisition, for your enjoyment :
I love hard rubbish season – it’s full of surprises …… this is a typical converted “fisherman’s bike” of the ten speed era, before the ubiquitous MTB took over, lovingly equipped with zip tied and taped drain pipe rod holders, and with the drop bars up-ended no less, in that dawn of time style invented by the men who bought (or were sold) sports bikes when they should have had uprights.
Single speed, three speed, ten speed sporties — Hey, come to think of it, aren’t there lots of guys still doing that sporty image thing, buying today in carbon fibre 22-speed ? (lol)
I don’t think many carbon frames will outlast this salt water special, at least not with the same amount of abuse and neglect…
I’ve concluded that any road bike brand that sounds like a macho truck name and is fitted with ‘suicide’ brake levers is most likely a heavyweight clunker, e.g. Road Chief, Road King, Road Master, etc. – but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun riding (or messing around ) with it !
Probably use this one for parts, it’s so far gone, and of low quality components, but who knows ?
The bottom bracket is shot, but the old style pedals will be just about perfect for my classic ladies Speedwell once they have been de-rusted and overhauled – as they still have most of their yummy diamond tread intact.
Happy Cycling !