I have only sold this one in the last month, but had it from new.
At the time of sale, it had 3x9 Alivio gearing (48-38-28 to 12-36) and a Shimano crankset in place of the original Suntour. A nice ride, and still in stock form, it got from London to Brighton in 2016, no bother. Sad to see it...
Howdy, I'm Den, currently living in Tavistock, West Devon.
Two bikes One a modified pure roadie, and the other a vintage steel mixte.
I'm 68, don't walk very well due to spinal issues, but can still ride as well as I ever did! Which is actually distinctly average, but getting better.
Greetings again, 2nd post.
Here's the nearest thing I have to a retro bike. It was almost certainly sold originally as a ladie's drop bar roadie.
When I first got it, it had 27x1 1/4 wheels, full mudguards, riser bars, and downtube shifters.
Now it has narrow flat bars, 700c Shimano R500...
Greetings, my first post here. Here's my not-quite-retro road bike , a freebie included as part of a bike mechanics course in 2017.
As it is now, almost: flat bars, wider-range 9-speed gearing.
The only major departure from this is a later R550 wheelset, replacing the R500 set...