I spend all spring and Summer building these bikes .
I take the Vintage 10 and 12 speed bikes and turn them into 16 to 24 speed
touring bikes .
I gave $20 for this bike in rusty condition
then sold it to my friend Eric for $80, he wanted the crank , rims , bars and levers .
he then gave it back to me for $10
funny kinda deal ,,, no?
yeah , I know , but we do that all the time , he likes to seel the parts on ebay .
then he sells them back to me for $10 , I go glean the parts from free boxes , and rebuild
the bikes by updating the parts to new stuff .
Hi Octo ,,
these need the gears because people who buy them , usually use them for long distance
Touring up and down the West Coast of the U.S. ( lots of up and down on the Coast
The frame on this is one of the high quality frames built in the late 1980's to mid 1990's
these frames are sought after for their light but strong durability .