It's the seventies: the bike you want may not be available, due to shortages. Ths fact has to be mentioned twice. And since it's the middle of the seventies - Bicentennial time! - the bike's all-American red, white, and blue. And because it's the seventies, the trailing edge of the sixties, the point where the vocabulary of the counterculture had been fully co-opted by the marketing execs, the bike is a Free Spirit.