Today’s entry is another first for the OTSG, a 1972 IBC 10-Speed sent in by Mark.Â We are really getting a nice selection of unimaginative company name/acronyms bikes in here.Â So far, we have GBC, BCA and now IBC.Â This is definitely my favorite lame-name-turned-acronym (LNTA) to date. It is my favorite for a number of reasons, but mostly because this lofty claim, “Guaranteed Worlds Finest Bicycle Precision Mechanism“, and of course my love of these.
This is my high school graduation present purchased approx April or May 1972 in Laramie, Wyoming. I cleaned it up a couple years back and commute to work on it. It’s a truck of a bike. I believe International Bicycle Corporation existed in Vancouver, B.C. for a couple years and sold re-branded Bridgestone and Garlotti bikes. Mine is Bridgestone – steel frame, cast-on faux aluminum lugs, seat post w/expanding bolt like handlebars, Sun Tour Spirit and GT, Dia-Compe, Sakae. It rolls real good, not too heavy, solid.