Dangerously organic!

This Eisentraut is for sale right now on craigslist. The ad reads:

I bought this bicycle a couple months ago, intending to make it a daily commuter...but I've decided it's too lovely to leave chained up in downtown Berkeley all day. Such a regal machine deserves more respect. Recent upgrades/modifications include: new Velo Orange touring pedals (with steel cage and leather wrap); new Velo Orange leather touring saddle (less than ten rump-miles on it); new Continental Touring Plus tires with reflective sidewalls; new brake pads and cables; new chain; freshly wrapped bars; stem extender to provide a more upright posture; and a coffee cup holder, if you want it. The drivetrain, bars and wheels are all original. It's a 12-speed, with Shimano and Suntour components. The frame dates to about 1976; it's beautifully lugged, with some eye-catching details--note the white spades in the photos. The paint's original, in good condition but for some small blisters on the top tube (see photo). Hand-built by the Oakland master and originally sold at Stone's Cycle in Alameda, this bike is hella local. It should fit anyone from 5'7 to 5'9, I think. I'll take offers. $800.


The bike has so much personality! I wanted to share it here so you could see what an Eisentraut looks like if you have never seen one. 

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