the story on my 8700:
I found this on a whim on e-bay for about $100. Being short, I'm
always on the lookout for small bikes (I think this is a 15" or
16" frame). This one actually came around twice. I lost it on the
first auction, but it showed up again on ebay a couple of months
later. It must have been karma.
not very pretty, but it sure is fun to toodle around on. Around
the block, around the park, around town. Very light & responsive.
I call it "my lazy-day bike", since I don't have to think about
it-I can just ride. Here's how lazy it is-I don't even know (or
care) what gearing it has or what the components are. But you can
bet I can tell you every single item on my other bikes. I guess
I'll have to check now, to add to this website.
is an older image; I've cleaned it up a bit since that image was
taken. I'm in the process of adding a suspension stem, but I need
to get new handlebars, first. When it's done, I'll send you updated
images. Wait'll you see the dish on the rear wheel. You will howl
with laughter. A real home-brewed job. I figure, ride it til it
goes. The price was right. I don't think it was originally spec'd
for v-brakes, since it's from the early 90's. And I don't know if
the levers are canti or v. Actually, it stops fine. I just can't
get that $%#@ noodle to open up to remove the wheel. Doggone new-fangled