> I found a Viscount lacking a seat on Craig's list for $40. Only thing
> other than the seat and some cleaning and lubing that I had to do was true
> one wheel. This was dicey as the spokes are not stainless steel and one
> spoke adjuster was pretty rusty. At 56cm the bike is a little small for
> me, but my son loves it, so I am happy. I later found a chromoly Schwinn
> frame that's about 64cm (from Schwinn's Taiwan period in the '80s) and
> built that up with 700c Campy wheels, nice Shimano 105 crankset and
> derailleurs. That might be my ride for this year's Great Bike Ride Across
Boy, that sounds like an awfully nice bike. Photo(S)?
> Bargains are getting harder to find though. People are wising up to the
> fact that because a bike is not a mountain bike, it is not spoiled goods.
I passed up on a Bridgestone last year that was lacking wheels. Wish
now that I had grabbed it as that brand is a somewhat significant piece of
US bicycling history.
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/