As some of you may know, I enjoy spending $25 a week to torture myself for 30 minutes on Sunday afternoon. (In fact, by visiting this site and clicking on the ads, you help finance this bizarre self-torment. Thank you for the support.) As much as I love the torment, I could not love it as much as the owner of the bike below. This is Andy P’s 1979 Schwinn Varsity CX, and I spotted it (very easily) yesterday while warming up before my race. This baby is equipped with late(r) model 10-Speed Shimano 105 Derailers and matching brifters, FSA crank, Mavic Cosmic Elite wheels, and Fizik Arione saddle. All these upgrades, and I’m sure this beast is still tickling 35 pounds. Andy’s post race assessment was as you might expect it. (I’m paraphrasing here.) It sucked over the barriers, but it was fine in the straights.