Originally Posted by Tanker42
I was off to school, so I had to leave my Roy Rodgers hat and pistols at home. I did, however, have on my new blue jeans.
I've had some people that are into road bikes purchase a few of my older high quality steel bikes. They actually are pretty light being steel. Evidently they hold up better than some of the new aluminum frames.
I love to look at the brazed gusset craftmanship of the older bikes. The robotic welds on the aluminum frames just don't appeal to me, but I own one :-)
Tune up a quality 10 speed from the 70's-80's, new bars, seat, brake pads, cables and bearings and you have a great ride.
I can usually pick up something decent for $10-$20, put about $80 into it and have a much better ride than a new on from the box stores.
My Miyata racing bike from 1980 is my favorite. Kids love the home made recumbent lol