So, this happened yesterday.
The bike had been recently tuned up (like within a year), but then not ridden. Owner just uses a cruiser bike now and decided it was time to sell.
While I don’t think the bike is perfect, I think it’s in pretty good shape. And it’s retro– and a bit hipster. Which is definitely in. And this brand and style is fairly unique for the area.
Plus, I get to rescue something older that still had good use in it (kind of like what I do with older musical instruments).
I took it for a test drive and it’s really a pretty decent ride. Suntour shifters and dérailleur work well. Rides quiet. Wheels are true.
Of course now that I’m doing drum corps, it may be a couple weekends before I’m able to take it for a long ride. I’ll keep you posted.