Well, maybe we're just sticking our toe in the water...
We found a Trek R200 at a "local" bike shop (Flagstaff is about 60 miles away). After quickly researching the beastie and learning that it is an orphan etc. we decided to buy it. It has the original tires and tubes, so we're taking it easy until we can get replacements. The rest of the bike seems to be in good shape.
We've put about 15 minutes apiece on it this morning (real bennie having the same in- and x- seams). We're going to take a short ride later (retirement isn't so bad) with one of us on a road bike. The 20" rear wheel obviously robs the R200 of any high top speed, but I want to see what 100 rpm will give me on a flat. (I know that I could figure it out on paper, but it just isn't the same as rolling along the asphalt.)_
Thanks to all who have replied to my previous posts regarding "why ride a bent" and "switching between DFs and bents."