And it's my size.
So I was doing a little morning ride and I pull up into Charlie's driveway, a guy who has a permanent yard sale. We shoot the breeze about fishing and look at his latest old junk, a tiny 50's drill press and a small brass sledge hammer.
I go deeper into his garage where his vintage fishing rods and reels are, and what do I spy, a 1985 Miyata Seven Ten in crusty original condition. I say "I'll buy this" but he says "If you carry me to Bridge City to look at that old truck, I'll give it to you". OK.
The worst rust, other than the chain, is the lower headset, and some on the drive-side chain stay, but nothing much. Seat post slid right out, haven't removed the stem yet.
My plan? Grind off all the extraneous metal and ride fixed. NOT.
Build it back just as it is, with an eye to some replacement wider rims, possibly a 650b conversion.
Pics to come