So this was a pretty good find. I was running an errand with my grandmother and a block up the street there was a garage sale where I found one Huffy 626 and this Raleigh Technium 12 speed both for $20. I dont expect everyone to know the value of bicycles but its clear that these machines are EXTREMELY undervalued in the suburbs. That is an entirely different conversation that I am sure I will get into down the road on this blog.
Anyway, the tires were flat, there was some miniaml surface rust on the crankset, and it need some general TLC.
We gave it a shiny new pair of alloy drop bars wrapped in white vinyl bar tape with non-aero brakes mounted for front & rear and new white cable housing. We mounted a vintage men’s racing saddle and gave the bike new tires, tubes, and pads.
It turned out great but it was always a beautiful bike.