Tuesday’s contributer, Kiki, also provided today’s inspiring 10-speed-of-my-dreams. I love the utilitarianism and general disregard for popular opinion that 10-speeds seem to inspire out of their owners. No image to maintain, no concern for social acceptance, just use what you have and do what you want. Thank God for Ten-speeds.
Here’s my second submission — an old Schwinn Varsity that’s almost all original. I hope you don’t find the handlebars too appalling. They’re kid-bike ape-hangers, and actually make for a really comfortable riding position.
I repacked the bearings and changed the brake cables & levers to fit the new bars, but apart from that haven’t done any more. Maybe one day I’ll get around to polishing up the chrome.
For something that weighs half a ton it can go pretty good.