My two cents here. They aren't the easiest things to find, but IMO are well worth it if you can lay hands on one - Fuji Finest - between 1971 - 1975.
I have a white one, and one day I noticed that it looked very similar to a Peugeot PX-10. It has somewhat relaxed angles, but is a quick bicycle. I've ridden a century on mine, and have also run over a groundhog (definitely not intentional) with it. The ride is plush, the components are very nice, and they can generally be had for at least 20% less than a PX-10.
John Barry Mechanicsburg, PA, USA
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 19:30:39 -0500 From: Todd Grantham firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: [CR] Reccomendation To: <email@example.com> Message-ID:
Just wondering (in your opinion) what would be the vintage bike to buy that has the best balance of value, comfort, good looks and great all day rideability. I'm sure I will get alot of different opinions but all are valuable to me...so don't hold back! Thanks Todd Grantham Fort Wayne, Indiana USA