Since my Columbia Newport project is at a standstill until I get a paint issue resolved, I figured I would show off one of the other bikes to have risen from my garage this summer like a phoenix. This is a 1987 Huffy Capri 10 with 26 inch wheels and a full Sachs-Huret drivetrain. I acquired this pink dandy from my inlaws barn, and while the total project cost me less than $20—for new tires, new chain, brake pads and fresh cables—it cost me about 10 hours of cleaning and scrubbing. As you can see from the before shot, most people would have given up on the ol’ girl, but I saw through the dust and the grime to a young and beautiful soul just waiting to resurface. This bike is one of two, the second is also a Huffy Capri 10 but of the 24 inch variety with a Shimano drive. I will feature it in an upcoming installment.
I call this series Splendor In The Grass.:)