I'm Kyle, and I have a vintage, I believe to be a 1971, Sears Roebuck & Company 3-Speed bicycle(made in Austria) I picked up at a garage sale, and "restored" it. I tore it down to only the pedals on the frame, and cleaned & polished everything, got brand new gum wall tires and inner tubes, and she was ready to go! The paint was nice, so I left it alone. Just washed it down and used the same wax I use for my cars on all the pieces. It has the old style generator head & taillight, and they work perfectly! She also has chrome fenders, rear spring rack, and a basket. But when I re did it, I did not put the basket back on. Also mounted on the front wheel/fork, was a mileage counter. I couldn't get it aligned right after the "restoration", and it was noisy, so I took it off(but kept it!). Just about everyday in the summer, I take her for a ride. It's a great cruising bike, and the gears sift as smooth as butter. It's winter here in Michigan, so I have her in my back shed, for "winter storage" covered up with a doubled over flannel bed sheet ()
When I got the bike, it had the original tires on it, and all of the writing was in Austrian. I kept them, along with the original inner tubes. As you go through the during pictures, I kept the original seat, but put a gel cover over it.
Does anyone here know anything about these bikes? When I got it, I looked for information, but couldn't find a whole lot. I have the serial number written down, if that would decode any information about it. If anyone knows information/history of these bike, please let me know!
Thanks, and I hope you enjoyed my post and pictures!