1982 Miyata 1000.
first bought my Miyata (blue) as an eighth grader to replace a Schwinn
Varsity (red, incredibly heavy ten-speed). It cost every cent I
had. I rode it 40 miles a day back then and in a few triathlons.
Winter, I decided to start riding again seriously. I got the bike
tuned up started to commute to work (16 miles each way in San Francisco
decided early on that I wanted to do 700cm wheels, so I had a frame
guy move the canti bosses, then had the frame stripped and wet painted
at Cyclart. It was so beautiful!
then I have steadily upgraded as I learned more about how the bike
rode. Silver shifters (barcons) from Rivendell, Tektro Aero levers,
Mavic Kyserium wheelset (much lighter and very strong, I am 230
lbs). Suntour Cyclone Derailleurs are original and rebuilt, as are
the cantis, which I love. New Campy bottom bracket and Comp triple
up front and Shimano cassette in the back. Pedals change almost
every week. And topped with a Brooks b17 and a Nitto rear rack.
bike drives like a dream, and it has brought me back to riding all