Since I'm on the Retrobike forum, I thought it might be useful to have a retro bike
to go out on forum jaunts instead of this modern contraption
, which replaced my 98 Marin that got nicked. In the interim I was riding my Dad's Claude Butler, which although made of solid lead, was an honest steed and I did take it on rides out to the seaside.
Since getting the On-One, the poor thing has gone back into Dad's garage and waits patiently for him to make good on his promise of taking it out for a spin now and then. That probably won't happen, but I aim to save it!
How it is now:
Apart from the wheels, it's all original!
Grip Shift! Quill stem! And yes, 100% Pure Cro-Mo! Probably no dirt jumping then.
Acera-X all up in this bitch.
Nice saddle whittled from a block of rubber foam.
So what to do with it? It's going to get a new lick of paint, though I'll be hard pressed to get replica decals. I'd like some new wheels, as these are bashed and rusty. Definitely a new seat! I'm not going to spend a lot, but I will get it tidied up and running true. I'll post updates as they happen. And hopefully get better pics.
Oh, there was this thread from ages ago with the same bike, different front end.