1966 Dawes Double Blue, 1976 Raleigh Gran Sport, 1975 Raleigh Sprite 27, 1980 Univega Viva Sport, 1971 Gitane Tour de France, 1984 Lotus Classique, 1976 Motobecane Grand Record
Miyata nine twelve to trade?
Thinking of introducing some new blood to the herd as an alternative to thinning it. Too many Japanese bikes here--anyone interested in trading something Italian, American, or British for a 63 cm Miyata Nine Twelve? Nice frame, excellent paint, dark blue-green with pink head tube. I bought it as a bare frame and built it up with approximately period-correct parts, mostly Suntour Cyclone, in place of the Shimano 600 that would have been on it originally (The wheelset and many of the parts were transplanted from a Nishiki Prestige of the same vintage, but that's another story.) It's been a great rider.
The trade idea is sort of a idle thought at this point but if the right bike comes along it might be fun.
Post a pic of it if you can as that might help generate a better response for you.
Also you might post this in the Trade thread where many of the swappers watch the daily postings. ISO and For Trade thread parts 2 and 3.