Today’s old ten speed is an OTSG First. A Vista Carrera 7 sent in by Edward S.
Ed, a well done transformation! I have a soft spot for mixtes as it is, and this beauty just calls to me.
This mixte Vista Carrera 7 (SN K1015139, but the 9 might be a 0) cost $15.50 at Goodwill. It was rough, but all the original parts were on it. I disassembled it farther than any other bike I’ve
restored and shined it with Turtle Wax car and chrome polish and Brasso. I put new whitewalls and the cheapest grip tape I could find on it along with some new cables from Walmart. The frame is butted and brazed with gold paint at the joints. It was made in Taiwan and has a heart brazed on the bottom of the downtube. It has neat Shimano aluminum wingnuts on the front wheel. The Internet, surprisingly, has very little info on Vista.
Thanks again Edward