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Old 02-20-11, 12:18 PM   #1
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your significant others bike AKA check out my wifes miyata triplecross

i dont know if this has been done in here - if it has, my apologies - but anyways, i'll start.


i scooped this miyata for my wife last fall of CL and just finally got around to cleaning it up/changing a few things. its all original, the exage 300LX drivetrain has barely any wear. i question if the bike was ever really used.

i rooted through the parts bins and switched out the horrible saddle for a soma okami, the plastic exage cantis for some alivios, grubby looking grips for some ourys and i bought some 35c michelin pilot citys.

dont mind the pedals, i knew she would want some flats and i had a set of rootbeer colored ones that i thought would look ok but my 4 year old son insisted we put purple ones on because 'mommy likes purple'....



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Great bikes.

I like yours and have one up at the cabin.

Very tough to beat for an all-around bike.
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Looks nice, though I'd probably turn the tire tread the other way if I were setting it up. The frame does look to be in really excellent condition.
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Last summer I found and refurbished this 87 Raleigh Granada for my wife.

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My wife's bike is actually a new bike. I'm just glad she's riding.



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Old 02-20-11, 01:50 PM   #6
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Looks nice, though I'd probably turn the tire tread the other way if I were setting it up. The frame does look to be in really excellent condition.
my understanding of tread sipes and water displacement has me confused by your statement.

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Old 02-20-11, 02:25 PM   #7
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My wife's fave:

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My wife's Univega Mixte:
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Great looking bike!

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Thanx Bill... $35, not including the Brooks, panniers, and fresh chain + tape!

Decent for a mixte...Shimano Light Action indexed drivetrain, SR stem/cranks/bars/post, Araya alloy wheelset, MKS pedals, Miyata triple butted tubing, etc.

She likes it...I think.

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She likes it...I think.
Well, if she doesn't like it...
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My wife has a few C&V bikes, all picked up used:

First bike I restored, since then we repurchased her original, identical, Collegiate from the farmer she sold it to 20+ years ago, sadly no pics of it at this time.


She has a Merckx Professional that was purchased from an estate, where it had been displayed on a wall, never ridden before her:


A Tomas w/Campy Athena 8 is her weapon of choice in MI, when not on the Merckx.:


I couldn't have a handful of De Rosa's, if she didn't have at least one:
A very lucky lady.

Wow!
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Old 02-20-11, 07:03 PM   #13
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A very lucky lady.

Wow!
+1. man you must get special treatment if you know what i mean*








*i mean sexual favors without the standard im tired/have a headache/dont love you anymore
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Mrs. PB's Sporty, a '68 Schwinn Super Sport significantly redone.

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I met my wife Elizabeth in a cool bike shop.

She's always had a stable of 3 or 4 vintage roadsters.

Early 60's Raleigh Canadian Sports (gifted to friend)



'57 Raleigh Canadian Roadster



She had to give up road bikes so I got this one. '97 Lemond




circa 40's (Eaton's?) Commander (Sachs Duomatic hub)



Pristine '48 CCM



Waiting in the wings, 55 Humber Sports.
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'93 Trek 700 Multi-Track (hers & his pair)

She also has a mountain bike that I just got her for non-paved trail riding, which is something she likes to do. She knows a few other women who are avid cyclists, which is great. She really likes cycling...thank goodness!!!
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She rides this DB Interval. Got it to replace her cruiser and is also how we met.
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Wow, great stuff in here.

Here's my wifes 1975 Motobecane Nomade, I bought it for her last summer from the original owner and this is what we ended up with after a thorough cleaning, grease and a set of tires.

I have since wrapped the bars with new black Cinelli bar wrap also, I love the way this bike looks.







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my wife's DX3000 Panasonic in 43cm
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Old 02-21-11, 07:11 PM   #21
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Great stuff here. I'm amazed to realize I haven't shot pictures of My Lovely Wife™'s bike. I'll do it soon.

You guys are really good to your wives.
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I found a matching pair of these at a garage sale last year. I cleaned this up for my wife...



But She's more content just hopping on this and make grocery runs.

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My wife was putting quite a few miles in on this:



Until I found and bought her this:



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Just put this together for her. Hopefully she will take advantage of it.

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Very nice, autonoz. But tilt the brake levers down a bit so she doesn't have to lift her fingers so high to get around them. I like them pointing down and forward at a 45 angle.
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