O.K. I got this one off CL here in Albuquerque for $20.00. I went to look at it 'cause the guy couldn't describe it to me on the phone and I was hoping to get a nice lugged frame for cheap.
When I first saw it I thought no way. The rear wheel had several spokes That I thought were broken. It turns out the were only unthreaded from the nipples. How does this happen? Huh. It had been outside for many years and wouldn't even roll. Not being the obviously sweet score I was hoping for , I almost walked away from it. But of course in the end I took it home. You understand of course .
After a set of $5.00 used 27" x 1 1/4" tires and a couple hours of truing, adjusting, lubing, and so on, THIS THING FREAKIN' FLIES. I love riding this bike. It is by far the fastest bike I own. Granted the two really nice bikes I have are full suspension Mtn Bikes.
So anyway. Since I love it so much, I know I'll want to spiff it up a bit so I might as well document it here.
These pics aren't as found. This is after the initial clean up and tune.
sweet blackburn rack.
anyone know about BCA?