This is my first “good bike,” a 1986 Cannondale (or was it ’85?) that I bought while I lived in Brooklyn. It’s got 12 speeds on a Shimano 105 component set from when index shifting was still new. I adjusted the brakes today, the first time in years; the Shimano gear is so good it just stays where you put it.
What made me think of it was, I also had to get a new chain. I went over to the shop in Millburn and picked up a Uniglide chain. I had the funny feeling that the girl working the register wasn’t as old as the bike I was working on.