Join Date: Sep 2005
Bikes: Surly Big Dummy, Fuji World, 80ish Bianchi
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I have to disagree, somewhat. I wouldn't waste time trying to make it rideable 'as is', but if the frame is good, not overly heavy (components are the bulk of the weight of a bike) and it fits you well, you can replace anything or everything else you lil heart desires. You can also paint-up that lugged steel frame to look downright pretty in a way butted frames just can't do. It's not a racing bike, but if you want a nice-looking vintage bike for relaxing rides on a Sunday afternoon (kinda like cruising in a classic car), it could be a worthwhile project.
"Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey