Finally back on the air! Feast your eyes on Art F’s green machine, a “charactered” Sears Free Spirit.
Here’s another of my ” coming out of the closet” bikes. completely original equipment. It’s a Free Spirit but I jumped on this one at the thrift store because
1. It was shiny . Looked like one of those detailed cars on a used car lot. I got it home and found out you could still feel the ridge in the center of the tire tread.
2. Wasn’t the run of the mill Free Spirit. It had Chinese characters on the seat tube like it was made for the Chinese market not for exporting to America
since it had a cottered crank I’d date it around 1970 manufacture .
I gave it a tune up , put it on craigslist DC and sold it in about a week for $100 . The young man who bought it picked it over a real nice Gitane because he liked the suicide levers. I gave him my standard “do not use suicide levers in the rain” speech .
Now if I can just get someone to translate what it says on the seat tube.