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    It really is a good rider, I'm a very much novice...

    It really is a good rider, I'm a very much novice to bicycles the last few years, haven't been on one since I was a kid, and have a strict budget I adhere to (by force of will alone), but I'm...
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    http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/833/cd...

    http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/833/cd80.jpg


    Not the most aesthetically pleasing thing, but it's interesting.
    May well be welded in some fashion.
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    I'm not convinced that someone didn't repaint the...

    I'm not convinced that someone didn't repaint the thing, it's really honestly a decidedly un-good paintjob, with a few runs and a few obviously thin places, even before I went at it with rubbing and...
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    A Hobart Handler 125 welder. :) Now Wife will...

    A Hobart Handler 125 welder. :)
    Now Wife will make art out of all my spare bike parts if I don't hide them.
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    Thanks, it's about that bright in person after...

    Thanks, it's about that bright in person after lots of rubbing and polishing compound. Wish the paint had been thicker and/or better quality, but what can one ask of a 30+ year old econobike. :)
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    70's Concord New Yorker

    $25 swap meet rotted-tire crudster..

    359827

    An Asian, I'm assuming, cheap-o, YSB brakes, Shimano 333 hub(which works perfectly after lube).

    Tires, tubes, total teardown and clean/lube and 30...
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    One of the retailers I linked above, the review...

    One of the retailers I linked above, the review translations were a riot.
    Something like "no witchcraft was required in assembly" :thumb:
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    Purpose: Leisure time Do I get more of it if I...

    Purpose: Leisure time
    Do I get more of it if I buy this one somehow? :)
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    Pretty funny, I guess maybe the names are exotic...

    Pretty funny, I guess maybe the names are exotic over there? Marketing, a rose by any other name....


    I've got to make myself go visit some LBS's this weekend before I decide anything.
    Zee...
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    I think it's an interesting demonstration of the...

    I think it's an interesting demonstration of the difference in cycling use in Europe versus the US. Utility use is so common there that it's a no-brainer to have an airpump and a dyno with lights on...
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    I agree about the fork as well, but with so...

    I agree about the fork as well, but with so little travel, how bad can it be?
    I can't imagine one couldn't make it rigid with a little fiddling.

    Anything else jump out as not good to anyone?

    ...
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    I agree on the fenders, they aren't much shorter...

    I agree on the fenders, they aren't much shorter if any than the rest of them I see around though.
    Worth mentioning I live on the central coast, they are more for dust than rain.
    But I agree.
    ...
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    Vermont brand?

    I've managed to find some German reviews that as near as google translate can tell me, are positive, and the specs look good.
    Anyone noticed these?

    http://amzn.com/B00A39OGDU

    $500 for decent...
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    I just rebuilt an old Trek 6K with Alivio DRs...

    I just rebuilt an old Trek 6K with Alivio DRs front and rear and an Alivio crankset with an SRAM 8spd cassette (it was on sale).
    Running SRAM twist shifters, I couldn't ask for it to work better...
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    New UO-18 mixte owner with questions

    Hi, we got my Wife a pretty green Peugeot that near as I can tell is an early 70's UO-18.
    She is completely in love with it, paid $50 for it in semi-rideable condition, and I'm learning pretty...
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