Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Hollister, CA
Bikes: Volagi, daVinci Joint Venture
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N+1 (re)build Complete!
Finished a complete rebuild of my 1984 Miyata 912 and took it for a very short spin. Really a nice handling bike, but the downtube shifters will take some getting used to. Cables, bearings, headset, chain all new. Seat and pedals off my wife's Giant. Galvanized spokes are original (32 spoke wheels) and I don't recall ever breaking a spoke. 700x23 tires are maybe a bit on the skinny side for my current 215 lbs, but I'm headed toward 190 anyway. Triple crank was built up when we first bought the bikes. Handlebar tape awaiting some more test riding. The paint is pretty scuffed up so maybe in the distant future a paint job is in order. Haven't worked on a bike in 20 years so I had a few "oops", but my LBS was very helpful.
I might call this N+1/2 since I'm going to let one of my adult sons use it. Of course I'm going to co-opt his mountain bike