was a 1970's Motobecane Mirage I found this past Thanksgiving at
the dump in Welffleet, Mass.
initially thought it would be a track-style singlespeed, but I liked
the idea of having a more utilitarian commuter to get to and from
town here in Portland, Maine. The headlight is an old Petzl headlamp
I had (4.5V). I took the webbing off and strung the wiring under
the wood box. The battery is ziptied in and has proved to be both
waterproof and ice proof. The rear fender is kept in shape with
a wine cork (and I keep a spare cork behind the seatpost). The bike
is a soft ride, but I think I may need to alter the ratio--it's
a bit much on even the little hills.
by and take it for a spin yourself if you're ever in Portland.