Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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The dent doesn't bother me much, and handlebars could certainly be straightened, but the rear wheel seems to be off center in the stays. That usually means an offset rear triangle, usually from a collision. If so the bike will never ride well, though it might pass for a city/beater if it isn't too bad.
I'd pump the tires, straighten the bars and see how it rides. If it's acceptable, I'd be willing to replace dry rotted tires if necessary, and replace cables and brake shoes as needed, but wouldn't put more than that into it. There are many more modern, better used bikes out there at great prices, so keep a tight lid on what you put into this relic (if anything).
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