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So I had a bit of money burning a hole in my pocket; not enough for anything good, mind you, just enough to do something stupid.
And here it is-- a mid-sixties Iverson. I'd become intrigued with the jet/space-age bicycles proffered by Murray, Western Flyer, etal, and thought it'd be fun to find a step-through version for my wife to ride, especially since I can't find a suitable Schwinn for her. This one had been languishing on OfferUp for about a month, and since the Sears Flightliner I REALLY wanted was just too damn far away, I decided to pull the trigger, because why not? It's only money after all...
This is my first non-Schwinn 'vintage' bike, and the first thing that stands out is the decidedly lesser all-around quality of the bicycle. The hardware isn't as robust, the chrome is thin, and steel is lighter gauge. But it's not as bad as I anticipated, and once I get it cleaned up and give it a good greasing, it should be a decent rider. It's certainly lighter and more nimble, which I think will be good for my wife. Boy, I sure hope so.
One question I had for you all, the bike came with newer Duro 2.125 tires, which seem a very tight fit; should this bike not have 1.75 skins instead?