he walked out and just said it was worth what i paid for it lol. and preceded to tell me **** i already knew. like i cant fully extend my legs to get full power. DUH. and that its really small, like squished and looks awkward with the 27-inchers. i know, thats why i bought it. and its been repainted at one point, really? i thought they came from the factory with a red base coat then another of drippy cracking lime green. i was fuming. not because he told me stuff that i already knew, but because he had this aura of arrogance. like he knew everything and anything about old vintage road bikes. he very well might have, but when he tells me hes never seen one before, and he has no way to place a value on it other that how it looks cosmetically, that doesnt really convey wisdom/knowledge to me. sorry for venting. lol
the tires are gonna get replaced for sure. im just making sure i dont slide against curbs, because itll rip right through the sidewall. it holds air great tho. and thanks for the ID WRK. that should help me find out more about it. i think i might just tear it down and replace what needs to be fixed, fix the tension on the shifter linkages, because my chain rubbs a bit on it in certain gears. seat is hella unfomfortable, but looks killer. and almost brand new. im gonna get rid of the reflectors also. any other ideas?