I was at work today, and the head of security there had a bike that'd been abandoned there for a few weeks that he was looking to get rid of. It's a 3-speed Columbia "Gold Crest" from the mid to late '70s, I believe. I figured at the very least, I'd be able to cannibalize it for some parts I'd been wanting to replace on my '71 Sports III 3-speed, but I'm playing with the idea of maybe having it around as a second bike, if it's safe to ride.
It needs a bit of other work as well, but here are some pics of the bend. Also, can anyone suggest a way to possibly straighten it out again?