Friday, October 31, 2008

And so you don't think it's all roses and Ritcheys...

Okay, so some folks think that all I work on are classic mountain bikes like that '82 Ritchey from a couple days ago. Well, I'm here to tell ya it's not all roses and Ritcheys. This bike came in today to get "rideable."
Yeah, that's are a tangled mass of weeds. I think they must have been growing directly out of the freewheel because that was caked full of dirt/grime. When it came in, I couldn't take my eyes off the weeds and the baby seat. The name on the down tube was Jamis and at first glance, I presumed it to be a lower end blue-collar bike with a Suntour suspension fork. As I weeded the bike, I noticed that it was an older Dakar model that was fillet-brazed (tig welded bb area) and that the fork wasn't a cheap Suntour model, but a first generation RockShox RS-1. Hmm, pretty nice. Not necessarily a rose, but not a weed.

(What's playing: Jefferson Airplane 3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds)

1 comment:

Guitar Ted said...

Okay, you crack me up. You found this rig and try to tell us it's not all roses there! Ha ha! Post up a "mart-bike" when ya get the chance. Then we'll have a wee bit-o sympathy for you.