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Old 09-20-13, 04:06 PM   #1
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Montgomery Ward's Open Road Bike

Hello everyone! I'm new on the forums and wanted to ask if anyone knows more about the bike I recently acquired (for $50). It is an Open Road hybrid men's bike that was distributed by Montgomery Ward and made in Korea, 18 speeds, Shimano gears, and the rack is original and came with the bike. The side says A.T. 600, and I am assuming that is the model. However, I could not find anything about this specific model. Any info would be greatly appreciated!





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Can't tell you much specifically. You paid about right for it according to this link. It should last you a while. Have fun with it. You might want to level the saddle up a bit though.

I had one Korean bike. It was branded as a Le Prix. I never heard of the brand either. But it was noticeably lighter than my Japanese bike. Better build or skimping on the frame materials I'll never know. It was fun to ride and worked well, but I had to leave it behind when I moved across country.
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Ride it. Be careful in wet conditions the steel rims and caliper style brakes leave a bit to be desired when it comes to stopping. You can upgrade the brake pads to the KoolStop which will help some.

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Thank you! I test rode it in rainy weather and the brakes were a bit slippery, but I don't plan on riding on rainy days. Since I'm using it to commute only 1 mile, I don't think it needs upgrades right now unless I decide to do some serious riding around town. So far it's been a smooth ride and I really like it! $50 for an adult size, ready to ride bike that isn't a 35lb clunker from Walmart is pretty much the best price I can get in my area.
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The trick with riding steel rims in the rain is to apply the brakes 5 seconds too early. They have to wipe the rim clean before they grip.

When you wear out your rims, then look around for some aluminum rims.
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