I really love that OTSG has been so well received overseas.Â Who would have thought that Old Crappy 10-Speed’s were a universal language, but it appears they are. Â One of our old friend’s from the the international scene, Jan in Sweden, is keeping it real and steel once again.Â This installment is a Monark 318.Â I can tell by seeing three of Jan’s bikes now, that he really has it dialed in, and he knows just exactly what he likes in and on his bikes.Â Seat bag—check. Seat-mounted bottle cage—check. Blinky light—check. Fullsize frame pump—check.Â Modern saddle for comfort—check. Mysterious black piece of mounting hardware at the base of stem—check! She is all checked out and approved for departure.
Hello again! IÂ´ll continue to endorse my old Swedish ten-speeds. This one is a Monark 318. The frame is identical with Crescent 319 from the same era (all through the 70`s). But this one has gone through some major improvements (?). I hope you don`t count me out because of that… Instead of the original french this and that components I`ve used Shimano 600 where needed and added with (a not so old) Shimano Ultegra as rear derailleur. New break levers and stylish Bontrager handlebar tape/cork. New rims from Chrina/Rigida. So this beauty from c:a 1975 will roll on and on as my favorite exercise device. ItÂ´s still in steel and still ten-speed. Roll on!
Jan, Ã–rebro SWEDEN.
Thanks again Jan