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Old 01-27-21, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by AaronDi View Post
Hey ya'll brand new to this forum. My registration e-mail is still cooling off in the inbox.

I recently found a 10 speed Free Spirit while cleaning out an attic, (along with 400 records from the 60's/70's story for a different forum) and the bike is in excellent shape. Has a magneto/light combo that also appears to be in working order. Looked like it had been sitting there for about 30 years.

The reason I'm posting this is that the bike has a factory rear brake line that runs through the tube. No matter how I google it I can't find an old free spirit with an in-tube rear brake line. Just curious if this was so standard that no one mentions it or if this is an odd detail. I had a free spirit as a daily rider 10+ years ago and don't remember anything special about it aside from constant adjustment of the derailleurs.

Have tried to upload a few pictures and it's giving me problems. Won't upload at a smaller file size either. Anything ya'll know about the bike is appreciated.

Free Spirits had a number of different manufacturers over the years, including Puch in Austria. I had a Puch that had this internal brake cable routing, like you describe. I'll post a pic so you can verify it's what you mean. Once you hit ten posts, you'll be able to post your own pics -- just a spam preventative measure for the forum.


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