Hello to all the good peeps at OTS! I haven’t been around much lately, hope all is well with Cameron and co.
I came across this strange little bike over the summer. Restored it from top to bottom, and now I am just really curious
whether or not bikers would consider this to be safe with the machined drilling throughout the top tube, down
tube and seat tube. The stress points are still solid, good ol’ Japanese steel…of 70’s vintage. Light, maybe to
to the standards of 70’s era bikes, but not even close to newer crmo/alum/carbon, etc. (feather-weight compared to a 70’s Schwinn)
What say you…..Safe or not? (Doc, your expertise would be greatly appreciated)
70’s Japanese American Flyer “Jewel” outfitted with Sun Tour, Dia-compe, Arraya, etc.
Oh, almost forgot…the BeaterRezQ signature touring bar/mattress saddle conversion.:-P