I answered a CL ad on this bike and at $50 I thought I should be getting a deal but after getting it I wonder. The ad had one crappy pic and my wife picked it up for me. She was not impressed!
I'm guessing it's a '77 model but am not sure. and the SLDB page does not match the bike perfectly for any year noted.
The bike obviously sat outside and was neglected for some time
I am liking the original Shimano 600 stuff and hope the parts are serviceable
This has me bummed! What to do?
After a good look over I find the bike has a lot of issues. The front wheel is not the original. I can't tell if the fork is bent. The broken brake cable hanger has me perplexed.
The frame is in bad condition paint wise... a lot of deep scratches and chips
The guy said it had a leather saddle so I was hoping... but alas it is only a cheap replacement from a long time ago.. fake padded leather.
The bike is too big for me, I knew that ahead but was hoping it would be a nice restoration bike to sell later but know don't know what I am going to do with it.