This step-through bike, originally sold by Montgomery Wards department store (Monkey Wards) as a '10-Speed' in the 1970s, was make in Taiwan. Origin8 cranks are a short 155mm in length w/42-tooth FSA chain-ring. Avocet French 27" x 1 1/4" front wheel; Alexrim flip/flop 700x23c rear with only a 17-tooth fixed cog, no freewheel. Bontrager Gel+ seat in female pattern. Twin alloy ProStar side-pull brakes pulled from a Schwinn World frame. Red reflector is from antique Schwinn as well. Alloy SR 7-shaped quil-stem is from that era. No-name seat post, pedals, brake levers and handlebar came from my parts bin. Thanks to Robert at Pedal Pros and Bob's cycle in Roseville, California who did most of the work on this conversion. Costs: Frame: $35; Wheels: $100; Origin8 crank: $35; Bontrager seat: $35; Misc.: $40 TOTAL = $245 USD (EURO 177 EUR) Bike came in light at 24.5 lbs (11.11kg) and rides well. So much for conventional wisdom. The much maligned 'department store' bike turns out to be high quality and a 'girls bike' turns out lightweight.