So I found this Crescent bicycle up on Craigslist today for $25, without any description, simply saying "runs well". The orange paintjob with nutty little colorful checkerboard decals caught me eye, and a quick google search revealed Crescent to be a 60s-70s vintage Swedish racing bike manufacturer. The bike that this guy's selling is actually a 1970s Pepita Special, Crescent's funkily-named flagship racing bike.
Went to Sheldon's site, apparently the Pepita won a handful of races back in its day. Whoo! I was drooling by then, and quickly fired off an email. Then hurriedly sent another email a few minutes later offering $40, proclaiming my love for the bicycle. Just in case.
Anyway, I'm excited.
The actual bicycle
A shinier example belonging to Johan Ericson