As if Wednesday’s drivesidequickreleaseskewerlevergate wasn’t enough. Today’s OTS—a Firenze GL5000 sent in by Sean D in Buffalo, New York—offers us two of the OTSG’s most debated topics the drivesidequickreleaseskewerlevergate AND theforklooksbentgate. Throw in a bottomed out saddle that even Julie S would find alarming, and you’ve got plenty to think about this weekend. And when you’re done, GO RIDE YOUR BIKE!
Hey OTS! This is my first finished project bike. The Firenze GL5000.
I am not sure of the year but I do know the story of how they were given away in 1970s San Francisco with the purchase of a stove or TV. Somehow it made its way all the way here to Buffalo, NY. I picked it up from a local guy on criagslist for $120, put $170 into it. New wraps, seat, baguette bag, rear rack, and a custom paint job.
I love your site and cant wait to upload my next project once its done (1971 fuji)