Lets start over with the story. A few months ago having a pleasant five-o-five cold one (or two or three!) with my yard guys, the talk came around to bikes. Strange, as the guys are on the four-wheeler, dirt bike and Harley programs when it comes to off work vehicles and choice of beer conversation. Anyway my yard forman told about when he bought his house some fifteen years ago there was a bike left in the crawl space that was still there. This perks up my interest and I ask if I could take a look at it. The next morning he shows up with the bike plus about six wal-mart style bikes that he had bought for his kids that had been wrecked/abandoned over the years as they grew up. He told me to deal with it all as he was happy to have them cleaned out of his garage.
The cream of the batch of course was the crawl space bike. A late 70's, early 80's vintage Puch ten speed. Lugged steel frame, typical components of that era of bike, suntour front and rear, dia-compe center pulls. It was a small frame so no real use for me or anybody in my family, (we're all tall'ies!). One of my young yard guys lives only about a mile from work but ends up having to walk many times because his car is a beater and does not start all the time. He is a short guy so I'm thinking, perfect, a match!
Here is the starting point.
Kind-of a cool head badge on this!
After the final clean up and some car wax, here is the final look!
He of course really enjoys having a ride even with catching a little big of the play on the name from the guys!
Keep riding everybody, spring, and commuting weather is almost here!!