This evening I spend some hours stripping the Pinnacle. Actually it was the first moment I could have a really good look on the bike. What I suspected is now confirmed, even though the color is fantastic, the frame needs a new paint. Too many paint bubbles near areas such as bottle cage holes, cable entries, dropouts and bracket.
With Spring and Summer in mind, I will most probably now convert it into a single speed and enjoy this bike as my town and beach cruiser this season
. the new paint job is something for next year.
Amazing though the state this bike was in... The headset lockring was completely cracked, the front derailleur adjustment screw is broken off and most amazingly, the right crank is 175mm while the left arm is 170mm! Can you imagine riding with uneven cranks? I don't even want to think what that does to your knees and muscles...
This Pinnacle just needs some TLC