I've owned this bicycle for some time now and it has been primarily a display bike. An older restoration by the previous owner rendered the bike in decent shape cosmetically but the mechanics of the machine were always quite sloppy. Excessive backlash, poorly functioning brakes, wobbley rims and unglued display tires really made it impossible to take cross country tours any further that about 120 feet. Here is how it was displayed behind the counter of theVelocipedist Co. bicycle shop. I'll be correcting these issues and servicing the gear mechanism over the next few posts.