68 Sears 3 Speed Bicycle Austria Space Age Logo Orig.

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 03, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House
This is a very nice original Sears Roebuck 3 Speed Bicycle made in Austria. The Sears 3 speed hub is dated 1968. Sears Hub Model - 503.21 Made in Austria. The hub shifts very nicely. Nice original Sears shifter. The head badge says Sears Roebuck and Company Made in Austria. T is a 60s Space Age logo - SR on the badge that looks like an atom. Very cool badge. 26 x 1 3/8 original Semperit Premium Tires made in Austria. I have not seen tires from the 60s this nice. They have lots of tread and are not cracked. They are holding air fine. I think the tubes are original too. The paint is very nice on this bicycle. T are some scratches but not bad at all. The gold pin-striping is strong. The graphics are strong. Everything on this bicycycle is original and in nice condition, from the sears shifter to the rear reflector, and the white hand grips. I cleaned this bicycle, greased the bearings and tuned the shifter and brakes. I put on some NOS black weinmann brake pads that are in keeping with the era of the bicycle. I took it for a ride and it rides almost like new. Most of the chrome is good. T is some pitting on the rims and the bars. It does look bad though. I could see a college professor riding this bike around campus. You can take it out of the box and ride it. I enjoyed riding it. If you are familiar with the late Sheldon Brown's website, you can read about him having one of these Sears Austrian bicycles when he was young. He was a bicycle mechanic who passed on invaluable bicycle information to readers on his website.