Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Washington County, Vermont, USA
Bikes: 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
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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.