Every year one of the organizations in our town delivers a bunch of Christmas presents. This includes a bunch of donated bikes. Tonight was the night we worked on fixing them.
Maybe half are x-mart bikes. Probably a third are BMX or other youth type bikes.
But hidden here and there are some neat old things. Nothing really special this year, one really nice Suburban (needed tires), and a Continental. A couple of lugged frame Free Spirits, a Nishiki with a cottered crank, a couple of late 80's Trek MTB's.
One bike I found particularly interesting. An 87 Schwinn Collegiate. I believe it was one made by Giant with the Sturmey AWC, and it had a funky plastic shifter. Use the lever to shift up, push the button to shift down. Oddly large and square.
Anyway, a fun evening. Hopefully some of the recipients will enjoy them.