Let me start by saying, this IS still the Old Ten Speed Gallery, and that IS what we will continue to be. That said, I have elected to post this next bike despite its somewhat ‘off-topic’ appearance. Let me explain why this bike will get in but others will not.
- The magnificent Pie Plate!
- All the Chrome!
- The SunTour derailers.
- The fender-mounted headlamp (FMH??).
- It IS old and a 10-Speed.
- Those ridiculous handle bars/stem.
- The backward front skewer.
- The mattress saddle.
- The Lizard Skin chain-stay protector (If a 3-4″ chain ring is useless, then a chain-stay protector on a bike without one is double useless. If said bike is also chrome from top to bottom, it’s triple useless.)
Hello to all the good people at OTS/Cameron! I don’t know if this will make the cut, ” but hey, it has TOUR in it’s model name!” Mountain bikes don’t tour…do they? Originally this bike came with 15 speeds, but I run only ten with the smaller chain ring up front removed. ( Is it just me, but I’ve always thought that silly 3-4 inch chain ring was useless for most applications!?! ) An older gentleman had this bike leaning up against the wall in his garage, with six other bikes leaning up against it. We dug it out–and to my amazement it had only a small insignificant dent on the top tube, nearly unnoticeable. Thirty dollars later, I had a new resto’ project….and this is the fruit of my labor. Sakae cranks Araya rims/Vittoria commuters Dia compe cantilever brakes Suntour everything: shifters, front/rear derailleurs Original suspension seat post Chromed frame/forks/fenders/bars/head lamp (D batteries of course)/massive pie plate/water bottle holder “This bike has more chrome showing than a convention of bald men.” **to note: lizard skins chain stay protector not chrome…block pedals strictly intentional by design
( formerly DEARSIRCOLON, Stevie James…BeaterRezQ works for me )