I was shopping for a women’s road bike for a friend of mine, and found this vintage Terry Prism on Craigslist for $65. The rear wheel is a 700c, and the front wheel is a smaller 24″ wheel. The frame is about 46cm, so I think it will fit my friend who is about 5’1″. This was made as a sports bike. But someone swapped the drop bars for riser hybrid type bars. I think the rear derailleur has been changed out too. I am pretty sure it would have had a a Shimano, probably Exage 300EX. Maybe to accommodate a larger freewheel. I plan to convert it back to drop bars, and update it with brifters, and maybe update the drivetrain. It will be a total teardown a rebuild. Fun stuff! Terry Bicycles was founded by Georgena Terry to design and build bikes made to fit women.
Here is a great video where Georgena Terry explains the design of the bike and why there is a smaller front wheel:
(watch part 2 also)
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