I bought this bike at a yard sale two years ago. I've gotten my ten bucks out of it but that's about it. I want to know how good of a frame it is. I would like to refurbish it to sell but I don't want to over do it. If it's a Pinto I don't want to fit it with Cadillac parts and vice versa. All of the decals were gone when I got it, I bought it because it was so cheap. By the time I got around to changing the tires I couldn't read the gum sidewalls. I put some 27" xmart tires on it but they are too large and won't stay on it. How can I tell what size a wheel is with no side wall to read.
This bike is missing the front derailer, the frame has no marks from having one. The rear shifter is mounted to the stem and there is no sign that there was a front shifter. The bottom bracket has a guide for a front cable, but the downtube doesn't. The rear derailer is a Shimano RS. The rear hub says 'Sunstar'. The front hub says 'Mallard' 'Made In France'. The BB has a 'J' stamped on it. The brakes are Weinmann and the cranks say 'Custom'. Can anyone tell what it is?