Bye bye old friend. Circa 1981 brown Ross Professional steel 10 speed I've owned since new. For several car-less years it was a main source of transportation. Haven't ridden it for a few years; it had become too beat even to serve as a beater, and I figured there was no point in it continuing to take up space in the garage (where there are 7 more bikes, 3 of them mine). I was going to put it out on trash day, but while it was sitting in the driveway one of the lawn guys asked if he could take it. Sure. Very good.