Terry Prism – Vintage Women’s Road Bike Restore/Update

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My friend wanted a small size women’s road bike. I hunted around and found this vintage Terry Prism road bicycle for her. It had been converted to hybrid type bars as well as other changes. I stripped it to the bare frame, cleaned/overhauled everything, and put it back together converting it back to drop bars, and updating it to brifters (integrated brake/shift levers). The restoration took nearly a week, but would have gone much faster if I hadn’t been shooting video. Also I was mostly working in the evenings. This style of bike with a smaller front wheel is called a “proportional bike”. Terry Bicycles is a company started by Georgena Terry to design and build bikes for women.

If you wondering why the smaller front wheel, watch this video (and part 2):

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