But for all its charm this is an abused bike, residing like many others throughout winter on campus. It sat hub-high in a snow bank. I find it laying on its side occasionally until someone strong-arms it (sorry, I had to use that term) back upright. And for all it's glory, I wonder how much it gets ridden. The chain is rusted. It never changes position in the rack. Possibly, it's abandoned for the remainder of the school year.
|Fun speedometer, simple 3-speed shifting.|
|Art Deco decal.|
|Nice seat, interesting integrated rack with spring, nice lugged steel frame. Alloy wheels|
are worthy updates. New gumwall tires blend in with the old school bike.
Noticing the yellow Old Spokes Home label on the down-tube is a reminder that this bike was at one time reconditioned and worthy—this shop does not fix up anything that's junk—and possibly could be a sparkling ride again. 3-speed ride anyone?