1982, Mystery Custom Road, blue, pics, 55cm, $775 (craigslist / Portland)
- 1982, Mystery Custom Road, blue, pics, 55cm, $775 (craigslist / Portland)
Not mine ... (pics on site)
1982 Custom Road Bike (55 cm) - $775 (Inner NE)
Date: 2010-01-03, 3:08PM PST
Reply to: sale-6n4nh-1535785281@...
Just in time for wonderful winter riding!
I bought this bike as a project a year ago (I thought I would ride it also but it is a bit too small). Too bad because it is a great bike. The steel frame, fork, and stem were custom built in Corvallis in the early 80's, the date proven by a bike registration tag for 1982. It is a lightweight bike for its time, and strong enough to handle light touring. The furthest I took it was to Helvetia and back, and it performed better than expected.
I received the bike with all original components, and revamped as many as possible. There were some parts that I did replace, including: Nashbar leather grip tape, front and rear Kenda gum wall tires, new tubes, custom bamboo fenders (salvaged and restored from wonderful Citybikes), new brake hoods and a new bottom bracket assembly (loose bearing).
Frame: Custom Steel 55cm
Fork: Custom Steel
Handlebar: Nitto International Aluminum
Headset: Levin Tenge alloy
Front Derailleur: Suntour
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Crane
Pedals: Sakae Ringo
Wheels: Rigida Aluminum 27"
Seat: Brooks B-15 Champion
Thanks for checking this bike out. It was buckets of fun fixing and it needs to be ridden! If you are interested, call Tim at 971 237 4218.
Location: Inner NE