Hey all, new to the forum and to the world of dedicated cycling. A friend of mine recently donated me an old beater bicycle that had been given to him. It's quite an elegant bike, and I'm looking forward to doing some restoration on it. I found what I think might be the maker's name, but it is torn. The only letters not effaced on the label are "APAN", which made me wonder if that was just Japan, as in it's place of manufacture. A few inches above that label "JC Penney" is painted in gold. I have included the best pictures I could take of the above mentioned information. Anyone have any idea who made this thing?
Thanks a lot!