State of the Steyr 3-15-12

This bike is for sale – $125. Portland to Corvallis area. No shipping. Cranks, pedals and seat from Trek Belleville. Front Wald basket, rear Blackburn Mt rack from about 1987 Aluminum CR18 590 rims, stainless spokes, 1972 AW hub from a Schwinn Breeze, front WTB grease-guard hub. The original Sachs Dreigang wheels went on the … Continue reading State of the Steyr 3-15-12

Mixte is one of many styles of women’s bike frame!

My old friend, inspiration, and mentor* Sheldon Brown, states that a “Mixte” is a ladies’ style of bike characterized by twin top tubes that extend all the way to the rear dropouts. He further states that there is a¬†variant with a single top tube¬†and the extra set of stays. He says if it don’t have … Continue reading Mixte is one of many styles of women’s bike frame!

State of the Sears bike 3-18-12

Blue 1970s Sears department store bike, made in Austria by Steyr-Daimler-Puch. Steel rims, steel cranks, matching vinyl seat. The red Steyr was like this before it got aluminum cranks, a square-taper BB, and aluminum rims. It needs: Pedals Hubs overhauled Sachs 3-speed hub cleaned and oiled (at least) Fenders bent back into shape Tires It’s … Continue reading State of the Sears bike 3-18-12