How is garage sale season treating you? What did you find, or what are you looking for?
I got lucky - don't hate me, just put yourself in my shoes:
1) You notice a garage sale
2) An old bike in the driveway pulls you in like an irresistible force
3) You sidle up to the bike and sense immediately that it might be exactly what you've been looking for (in my case, a solid C&V everyday commuter)
4) Seller: "Everything over there is free. You want it, just take it." (After hard bargaining she lets you give her $5.)
So. Here are "before" shots of my new commuter: a 1984 Schwinn LeTour, all original (except RD?). It was found fully tuned up and ready to ride, with brand new tires on it.
I have ridden it to work several times and made some minor adjustments and changes. No complaints worth mentioning.