Due to unfortunate circumstances, the kick on my 74 Varsity snapped off, leaving the empty barrel, still welded (if slightly ajar).
Question: if I hacksawed or Dremmeled it off, would the integrity of the chain stays be compromised or should I just leave it on? I kinda want it gone, but still...
Came across this posting on FB and wondered if anyone has ever heard of this company out of FLA? It looks like a standard Japanese lightweight to me for the era.
I've found an importer in the area but nothing specific as to fabrication.
Thanks for the input. There's truly no model in mind: it's just always been in the back of my head re: American bikes that aren't Schwinn. Just haven't had a whole lot of exposure and always wondered.
Oddly enough, over the past few weeks ive found a couple online that look pretty sweet: newer...
This is truly a question from complete and utter ignorance: I don't have a steed in mind. It's a bald-faced plea for information: I just know nothing about other American bicycles, Ross first and foremost.
Full disclosure: I grew up in the Midwest and in a Schwinn family. Ive never owned, ridden or even briefly looked at a Ross bike.
So, as a strictly casual lightweight vintage bike, what say you? Worth restoring? Cheap? Paperweight? Spill it already. :-)
My guess is the third one in from the right hand side is the lightest of the Schwinns, and will probably do the trick. The odd thing about this tape (both Schwinn and Hunt Wilde) the lime and campus look exactly the same with light behind. Only when it's on the bars do they appear different...