Monday, September 28, 2009

SOLD - 1968 Ladies Austrian Sears & Roebuck Five Speed

I procured this rare bike from a dude who also tried to sell me his above ground pool and his 1977 Ford pickup truck. He was the kind of guy who "knows a guy" for just about any situation you may find yourself in. You need a truckload of granite slag for your driveway? He knows a guy. You wanna learn how to build a perpetual motion machine? He knows a guy. You lookin' for a weird old bike from Austria that was made in the 1960's and sold at Sears? He knows a guy.

This is one unique ride with a great combination of original features: 27" wheels, a two-tone leather seat, five speeds, some wild Austrian decals, lots of chrome, and a "rat-trap" rack on the back. It was a little dirty and rough with oxidation. The chrome cleaned up very well and the original paint shined up nicely. I tuned the brakes and gears and added new tubes, hybrid gumwall tires, and hand grips.

With a leaner frame, fenders, a rack, and five speeds, this is a perfect city bike.


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