Every morning when I wake up, I hope that in some small way, the OTSG will help someone to realize they should let their old crappy 10-speed live as God intended. For sometime now this has been a exercise in futility with derailers, stem shifters and spoke mounted reflectors being cast from their once proud stations atop a mid-70s lightweight every second. Â But all is not lost, every now and then someone will say, “Hey, I like being able to coast, and I like being able to shift into a more comfortable gear. I don’t mind the extra weight and besides, I like the little extra bling a nicely polished shifter or derailer brings to the equation. I’m going to leave this bike the way it is!” This is what this site is all about–au naturale.Â Here is one such example of someone who has seen the light:
This is my Centurion, its an early 80’s model. It saw some action as a fixed gear this winter, but old ten speeds are where its at, thus I put all the original parts back on to restore its former glory.