I was thinking about how each of my C&V bikes has a little quirk to it. I don't think that's a bad thing, rather more like part of the reason why I enjoy them so much.
So do tell....what are the quirks of your C&V bikes? ..who knows we might even wind up fixing a few in the process!
Here's a few of mine:
'72 Schwinn Varsity - Due to a lack of a nubbin I was unable to keep the shifters from sliding down the downtube so I installed them on the top tube and used the brake cable guide as a nubbin. I had to flip the shifters around to make it work though and now the Left lever controls Rear Derailleur and the Right, the Front. Gotta make sure to tell folks that before they ride it!
'84 Team Miyata - When downshifting from the big chainring to the small chainring on an uphill, the Chain will sometimes fall between the chainrings and get lodged in there.
'73 Raleigh Twenty - When shifting the 3 speed trigger its impossible to go from 1st to 2nd. The way to hit second is to Shift all the way up to 3rd and then pull the trigger into second from there. Then it works fine. - No Pic unfortunately