I had this old Kuwahara since 1983. It was still solid as a rock. I gave it to my son a couple of months ago as a city commuter bike. He kept it in the bike storage at his apartment and rode it to U of M daily. Wierd how premonitions are. For some reason I had the certain feeling that it would get stolen when I gave it to him. This is the thing that sucks so much about cycling. The odds of getting a bike stolen must be about 50%. This is the third one that I’ve had stolen since living in Steinbach (although this was stolen in Winnipeg). What’s your story? How many MIT members have had a bike stolen? Why do you think there are so many people who seem to feel that it’s no big deal to steal a bike? As the popularity of cycling grows and people value quality bikes, I think this is going to become a big deal. Even replacing this old Kuwahara would cost about $500 to get something of comparable quality. Ah well, tis the season to be jolly…better to give than to keep, or something like that.