Today’s OTS, a 1980ish Sanwa sent in by Ash, is another in a recent rush of newly recommissioned commuter mounts. I am happy people are dusting off perfectly serviceable OTS rather than purchasing some over priced, crappy, new bike. To me it’s like buying a purebred dog (or cat) when there are so many perfectly good mutts at the pound. And just like a mutt, there is nothing more faithful or lovable than an old ten speed.
1980-ish Sanwa. was sitting for about 20 years. New tires/tubes and a new seat and handle bar tape, And we are good to go. I added the rack and lock (so it stays mine) ,and so I can take my lunch with me to work. The picture of the handle bars is much newer , I have just installed new brake lever hoods. The Sanwa has been doing very well with its 8 mile daily round trip to work and much more on the weekends. Thanks