Free dump weekend means lots of bikes at the dump shop. Every bike deserves a second chance, but the cheap mass produced models are barely worth the effort. Every now and then something comes along that catches the eye. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess. I couldn't leave her there.
Chrome legs and curvy bars.
Made in Japan, not China or Taiwan. Konnichiwa!
Lugged steel with all the bells and whistles.
Sliding drops, looks like fixie material to me.
Numbered and unique.
She's a bit rough around the edges, been around the block a few times. Nothing like a little bit of experience.
She came apart nicely and is 100% structurally sound. We'll see how she turns out.