Long story short, got back into biking this February, bought a used 1978 schwinn traveler, rode 992 miles (yes, 8 miles short of 1,000, damnit!) and the rear axle broke. I was checking out all the Goodwill's around here as they had lots of used bikes for under $10. Planned on getting a new wheel to replace my current one. On somewhat of a whim I drove out to White Bear Lake, MN to check one of the last ones I had not been to. Saw another traveller, checked out the other stuff, and on my way out, like it had fallen from the sky, was this bike:
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I picked it up, and it weighs absolutely nothing. Strapped that baby onto the back of my motorcycle and brought her home for the nice price of $9.99 (well, $10.54 with tax).
What can people tell me about this mysterious beast?
Here's the stuff I can read off:
Frame has a sticker saying "Mannesmann - bunch of german i can't read - 25 CrMo 4"
Mavic MA2 rims
Hutchinson Kevlar HP22 700 x 22 tires
Exage 500EX front and rear derail
52/42 biopace chainrings
rear cluster says hyperglide on the biggest sprocket
Rear hub says "Exage FH-HG 50"
Shimano 600 downtube shifters (which are attached straight to the frame?)
Shimano 600 brake levers
Exage motion brake calipers
Sachs "anatomic shape tech" bars