Took my 23 year old Atlast Concorde Pro not driven for last 22 years for an overhaul. Got Shimano Tourney derailleur installed. Few other tit-bits that include new tube, foam on the handle bar, break cable replacement etc., total bill 1400.
It used to be a ten geared version, when i bought it. After the purchase, just in couple of months, I bought a brand new bullet. so this bike was given to a friend, who totally sc****ed it. When he returned it to me all gears were gone. It was a junk that kept on lying in my garage for 21 years or so.
Recently my friends and myself started planning a Manali-Leh trip. Initially we wanted to hire bullets from Manali and go. But while hunting for a bike, I came across a great community of adventurous guys like me who had great experiences while pedaling on the same route. So, straight away I joined Cyclists.in and since then have been planning my ride. I wish to do it in 1st week of September 2011.
Today I clocked 20 odd k.ms. and boy it was tough for me. I hope I will be fit again like I was loooooong time back :-) to undertake these strenuous rides.