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    1992 Miyata Triple Cross

    I was going to post this in the Clydesdales/Athenas Forum, but I thought there would be more interest here. I've been riding this bike a lot for the past few months & it's performing very well. I ride it mostly on the road and hard pack gravel trails. The only thing I kept from the original factory build was the seat post.

    It was built up with Phil Wood Riv hubs (custom 48 spoke in rear), Velocity Chukker Rims w 700c x 37 Continental Sport Contact tires, Chris King headset, Nitto Mustache bars with Lime Green cloth tape, Pink Jagwire cables, a Nitto Dirt Drop Stem, Sugino Triple XD2 Crankset, Zefal Ciry fenders, and a Brook B17 Special saddle. Wheels were built by Rich Lesnik at Rivendell. Bike was built by JT at J&L Bicycles in Burlington, NC.






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    WOW...love it! That must be a fantastic bike on light gravel and it looks like it would get through anything.

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    Bring on the fire roads!

    Even though I have a couple of nice road bikes, I find myself using somewhat similar bikes to yours, the very most.

    I have a Bruce Gordon Rock 'n Road and a Miyata Trail Runner.

    I wouldn't change a thing on your build except for the stem, and that would be for personal fit issues.

    Very cool bike sir.

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    I have a triplecross as well. They make great commuter/light touring bikes. You did a top notch build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeSquare View Post
    I was going to post this in the Clydesdales/Athenas Forum, but I thought there would be more interest here. I've been riding this bike a lot for the past few months & it's performing very well. I ride it mostly on the road and hard pack gravel trails. The only thing I kept from the original factory build was the seat post.

    It was built up with Phil Wood Riv hubs (custom 48 spoke in rear), Velocity Chukker Rims w 700c x 37 Continental Sport Contact tires, Chris King headset, Nitto Mustache bars with Lime Green cloth tape, Pink Jagwire cables, a Nitto Dirt Drop Stem, Sugino Triple XD2 Crankset, Zefal Ciry fenders, and a Brook B17 Special saddle. Wheels were built by Rich Lesnik at Rivendell. Bike was built by JT at J&L Bicycles in Burlington, NC.





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    Lime green and pink.. bold.

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    Very nice!!!

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    was going to say the same for the pink....but neat bike. Are those bars readily available or are they only found on old bikes? I ask as I have an old touring bike it would be fun to make into something diff and I have seen these type bars before and tehy look pretty snazzy.

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    @djb - Those are "mustache" bars, they are commonly available from a variety of manufacturers in both aluminum and steel, with Nitto probably being the most common.

    I really like this bike - a nice combination of modern and classic, subtle and daring.

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    Thanks everyone, I'm really finding it to be very versatile. The bars are readily available. I got mine here.

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    Beautiful bike. Love that rear wheel.

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    thanks for the bar referrals.
    and wow 48 spokes, thats a lot of spokes, but from my fully loaded touring days, a good well built wheel will generally go for ages without any spoke problems so if you are a heavy fellow, this must be great. Its funny how the extremes are, my wife and I just finished a 6 day biking event where the vast majority of people had high end racing road bikes, so we saw lots of very minimal spoked wheels. (my wife on a light hybrid and me on a cyclocross....so many of those bikes more pricely than my old car)
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    I have a '01 triplecross and it is a little fun machine! Fast, grips the ground like no bike I have ever rode, and throws my big butt forward like I am launched.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/umpire5...7622871236122/

    Some day I hope to find a nice Miyata and fix it up like you did. Looks fun! Nice bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by umpire54 View Post
    I have a '01 triplecross and it is a little fun machine! Fast, grips the ground like no bike I have ever rode, and throws my big butt forward like I am launched.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/umpire5...7622871236122/

    Some day I hope to find a nice Miyata and fix it up like you did. Looks fun! Nice bike!
    I was excited to see an '01, then I looked and realized you meant '91.
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    Ah, a Triplecross thread! I've since swapped out the bars and stem on mine:



    I really should post an updated picture.....

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    You know it's going to be a good day when the stem and seatpost come right out.

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    All right!!! Triplecross love fest!!! I LOVE mine. What a great bike. It is the do all, grocery getter, errand runner, do whatever I ask for it to do bike. When I bought it off of craigslist for a whopping $40 bucks it was just going to be a flipper, but I rode it. End of story. This bike is a keeper and my SUV of the fleet. It does it all.
    Mine looks nowhere cool as the OP but it does exactily what I need. Tee your 3X looks outstanding.

    Here is mine


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    Thanks Mutt, yours looks nice too.

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