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sillygolem 09-17-10 08:04 PM

Vintage Biking in Rural Missouri
 
I'm back to cycling after an 8-year absence. I live way out in the middle of nowhere, so my rides involve at least some dirt riding.

My current ride is a '71 Columbia Sports III. I also have a mid-70's Free Spirit 10-speed waiting for parts.

Juha 09-18-10 02:49 AM

Hello and welcome to Bike Forums.

I'm sure members in our Classic and Vintage Forum would appreciate pics of your bikes. Drop by there when you have time.

--J

NCMTBIKER 09-18-10 12:50 PM

My first bike was a vintage trek,i fell in love with road cycling!!Welcome to BF!!!

zandoval 09-18-10 01:16 PM

Hey - Just checking things out - Is that a sears Free Spirit? - Just finished rebuilding one - When I was disposing of some old bike parts I found a step through that was incredibly light weight - On further exam it turned out to be a SEARS “Ted Williams” Steyr-Daimler-Puch Austria 1976 - I might even have the cottered crank for it laying around somewhere - See my post on the welded on dérailleur hangar - Welcome to the forum...

AZORCH 09-19-10 05:04 AM

[QUOTE=sillygolem;11483375]I'm back to cycling after an 8-year absence. I live way out in the middle of nowhere, so my rides involve at least some dirt riding.

What part of Missouri?

sillygolem 10-15-10 04:34 PM

ZOMBIE THREAD!

I forgot about this post then rediscovered it looking for something else. Better late than never, I guess.

@zandoval It's a Sears Free Spirit, but it has a one piece crank. The range was pretty wide with a few of their top bikes getting aluminum and a few with Campy components. My bike has center-pull brakes and a Shimano Eagle derailleur with its monster guard on the back. Overall they're somewhat better than most of the sewer pipe bikes coming out of department stores at the time.

@AZORCH The SW corner, near Joplin and Neosho.


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