A short time ago I mentioned that my oldest son had left home for the Air Force, well, about fourteen days into basic training he came down with a serious case of the flu. To make a long story short, it was explained to him that the Air Force needed to trim off six thousand new recruits for budgetary reasons. He was given a medical discharge and told to try again in six months. The problem is that while he was gone I sold his bike. To correct matters I sold my Trek 420 since it was too small for him. I had been watching a Lotus Eclair for sale on Craigslist for the past two weeks but I couldn't buy it until payday (today). Day after day I watched the price drop but luckily nobody bought it. It now has a new home.
Early eighties Lotus Eclair with a full Shimano 600 group. The one thing that I didn't notice till I got home was that there are no water bottle mounts. Next payday, if I can swing it, I'll be dropping by Trinity Bicycles to pick up that black Brooks B-17 Special that I've been eyeing. It should go nicely on this bike.