So I recently brought this bike home. The problem is that I can't find out much about it. It says it's a KHS "Turbo" "John Howard." The only thing I am pretty sure is that it was probably made in 1984. There isn't a whole lot of information out there on it and was wondering if anyone knew anything about these bikes or could point me in the right direction.
I have ridden it quite a bit since I have had it and like it a great deal. It's fast and light and is a real joy to ride. I guess the only thing a little odd about it is that the forks, head tube, and seat tube are pink. It was the first thing my wife started teasing me about when she saw it. I thought it was a little weird at first but it's starting to grow on me. I might still paint it but I would like to know more about it before I make any changes. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Ok, so I was able to answer my own question. I contacted John Howard by way of his web sight and well believe it or not he answered me. Through his email and some digging I found out that Dave Moultin made frames for John Howard in 83 and 84 but that his contract ran out that year. SOoooooo John Howard moved his operation overseas and the bike was "handmade" in Taiwan in 1985. So whats it all mean?
I don't know...I have this pink bike. Do I paint it or would it be considered classic and thereby be left as is. The pink doesn't bother though it has gotten a few looks. I am way too old to be woring about things like that, I just think it would be nicer looking if it was say hunter green...any thoughts?