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Never had one of these as a kid, and saw one semi local (same island) with a buy now of $30 so pulled the trigger not knowing anything about it, apart from one blurry pic on TM. thought if it was rubbish I'd just use the frame to build a special. Mate picked it up for me and delivered to home so I could check it out... Think it's early 80's version going by graphics and chrome carrier, (date code on brake lever says hub was made in 1980)... and was pleased to see it has the Sachs Duomatic coaster hub, had assumed it was a poverty spec single speeder so that's a win (these hubs go for decent money Stateside). It's all there, apart from grips, and seat & tyres are fucked, so looked for bits... Ali let me down for grips surprisingly, but found some retro white ones via eBay France with cheap postage so grabbed them, then looked for tyres. These came with the 20" x 1 3/8" rim in NZ (37-451) so are a little hard to find. Found some whitewall Michelins in Italy that looked ok, and for $62 delivered it was a done deal. Also grabbed a seat from @MightyJoe on here, $10 bargain... Chain was seized almost solid, it bent in about 3 places, so 15 mins on the wire wheel and it looked much better, gave it a bath in old ironhead oil afterwards...