NY Times article on Old Rides are new again.
Break out the beaters.
Photo by: Natasha Calzatti for The New York Times
Article by:By STEPHEN KRCMAR
Published: August 6, 2008
BICYCLE lovers, thrifty as well as trend conscious, are pulling neglected 10-speeds from storage and readying them for the road again. (Let the environmentally aware bragging rights begin.)
These bicycles, made in the 1970s and 80s, used 27-inch wheels, which have been replaced with the smaller 700c wheels by road bike manufacturers. But a recent surge in sales of 27-inch tires suggests that the lowly steeds of yore are gaining new life as commuter bikes and weekend cruisers.
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