Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Barn find...

If you read car magazines, there is the occasional story about the guy who hears about a certain classic, old car for sale that has been stored in a barn for the past 20+ years and has a couple thousand miles on it and after charging the battery, it fires right up and he drives it home.

Recently, the bicycle version of the barn find rolled through the shop. This very early Ritchey Mountain Bike was brought in by the original owner for a couple of new tubes. The bike was in absolutely incredible condition considering it's on the order of 27 years old.






(What's playing: John Doe The Golden State)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Watch out, those P Clamps holding the rack on may contain traces of lead. Whatever you do don't gnaw on them.
Rob M.

Tom Horne, Novato said...

That Cycle Fitments saddlebag is at least as old as the bike, as well.

Ben said...

Now that's a pretty bike.

Anonymous said...

Darnit',I missed the chance for the p'clip comment.