Here it is the weekend once again. Another opportunity to bring home a gem from the (thriftstore, garage sale, curb, dumpster, (neighbor’s, friend’s, grandma’s (basement, garage, backyard, shed, unworthy hands))), but don’t spend too much time searching for perfection. Instead, why not dig out one of the (insert embarrassing number here) that you’ve already collected and go for a ride!
May your Cheng Shins be gummy, your center-pulls sure, may the wind be at your back and may the sun shine brightly from your pie plate. Happy Riding.
Benjamin in Santa Cruz
I picked up this beautiful old French Mercier with lots of patina and an intriguing Cambridge University license sticker. Original front wheel, shifters, brakes, and cranks! Built the rear wheel, both rims Wolber Super Champs. Added Weinmann levers, stem, sprung saddle. “Upgraded” with Japanese shifters. Unique handlebars from an infamous Viscount 10 speed. Gotta love those chromed Simplex dropouts!