Right out of the box you can see that this is a very large frame. Bigger than I should be riding, but I ride it once in a while anyways. And besides, it was free. It has decent index shifters, Bio-pace chainrings, and Ling-su (or something) brakes. I switched out the drop bars for some old English looking mustache bars, flipped for some drop. I have dreams of making this into a fixed gear bike someday, which is really the only reason I have held onto it for 2 years. I would hate to just strip off the shifters if it the frame was more my size, but I predict that it won't be too traumatic once I get some fixed wheels in my hot little hands. That leads me to a question for any of you who might be reading this. I have a set of wheels from Alien Bikes that I am lusting after and hope to buy in the spring. They are all black, deep section, fixed only wheels and I have about 8 or 9 bikes that I think I could use them on. My hangup is that the rear wheel is only threaded on one side, and I don't know how much chainline adjustment I can get from this. Some of my bikes would have to use the big ring up front for it all to line up, which means I'll have to get a pretty good size cog out back to keep the ratio realistic. If you want to see the wheels online you can link off of fgg and check them out. ALL BLACK, the only way wheels should be made! I can see these wheels on my Il Pirata Bianchi, Miller Beer Puch, yellow Puch, Old Trek, Falcon San Remo, Rolls Racer, Mitzutani Seraph Spree, Toys-R-Us, Raleigh Record, RB-3, the possibilities may be endless. So if you have time please comment or ask questions in my comments section. Later!