Vintage Steel Lugged Frames for Touring and Commuting Bike Projects
What a cool old ride with the exterior primer grey, moon roof and electric rear window for my dogs to conveniently jump in and out of. I got to reminiscing about that old car when I found another cool old ride in the form of a '70's Vista Summit steel lugged 4130 cromoly frame. Found an old promotional ad and the quote of "Pull Over There's a Vista Cruiser Coming By" has me a bit nostalgic of that old car and my dogs, good times, lots of travels and as I lay here kicking it with my current dog, Rooch it's amazing how much my life has changed since those days.
Speaking of making changes for the better in one's life, this old bike I found while cruising around with and old childhood chum is in keeping with my sentimental feelings.
We found this retro cruiser style road bike with beach cruiser handlebars, levers and shifters zip tied to the sides of the bike, wobbly hubs, headset and bottom bracket. Poor old thing was definitely not worthy of riding but I could see the beautiful potential waiting to manifest with a bit of TLC and spare parts I had in my shop.
Bike originally had 27 x 1 1/4 wheels and tires. Even though I was able to salvage the wheels by overhauling the hubs and truing them up, I nevertheless decided to replace them with 700c wheels and put on some fat 700 x 40c commuting tires adding versatility and performance on varying terrain.