Obviously not the crap they output now with the Royce Union brand upon it, but I'm interested in knowing more about the history of the brand, so far what I think I know is that the Royce Union name came into existance in 1906? Some sources indicate they have a Dutch-built Royce Union, some say Austrian-built Royce Union, but the majority indicate Japanese. The only other thing I've been able to discover about early Royce Unions - around the time of immediate-post-WW2 - they were making knock-offs of English bikes - roadsters and eventually some folders and 10spds - further that the steel and size was more designed (on the 10spds at least) for smaller people (Japanese) rather than bigger people (American). So, what of its history, its quality pre-department store, pre-huffy days? Would a 60's/70's frame be of decent quality for a bit of a beater (with the addition of non-steel rims and better brakes)?