Art Thou Bike
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Art Thou Bike
Looks great! You did a terrific job restoring the frame and building up the bike.
Mine was made about 80 frames after that one, but has a different seat tube decal color (pewter) and pewter-colored head tube. Odd.
1981 Trek 710s are great bikes. I'm a big fan.
That appears to be quite a unique find. Nicely done!
I have a '85 Miyata 1000. It is a terrific bike. I am modernizing it as well with brifters, new 130mm wide wheels, 9-speed.
I think it's worth it.
Working on your creativity may help. After nearly 600 posts, I would expect more.
Wright Brothers Cycle Works and JRA Bike Shop are excellent. They are both north of the ship canal.
The aforementioned Recycled Cycles often has a wait for service, but are very good as well. ...
I have not been the area you discuss, but had a great experience riding in the Limburg region two years ago. It was flat, rural, intimate and thoroughly enjoyable. Good luck!
I have a set of modern Ultegra hubs laced to Open Pros. They have been trouble free. I have 28mm tires on them and it serves on a commuter bike. Great value in my opinion.
Brooks B-17 (2)
SMP Glider (the best of the bunch in my opinion, but not vintage looking)
I have an Atlantis and several vintage bikes. I have a Miyata 1000 that I would say has some very nice qualities. It may actually be the most comfortable bike I own. It does not accept as wide a...
Museum quality, no doubt!
He thinks he's protecting your paint.
Hi Dirk-Jan and welcome! I hope you get the information you need.
I once tried to ride from Eindhoven to Nijmegen, but got a little lost and it was getting late, so abandoned the attempt.
Miyata 1000s are great bikes. I have one (1984) and the frame fits me very well. The stock components are excellent.
I don't require a phone number. I always insist on a public location.
But if it doesn't feel right, I ignore them.
Usually they provide a phone number after the second or third round of...
My first road bike was a Motobecane Super Mirage, the exact model year you have and one size larger. I bought it in 1983 and have fond memories of it.
Ride and enjoy it!
That should be a great bike that lasts you a long time.
I really like my Miyata. Congrats on your find.
I believe this is the common outcome of these types of experiments.
Excellent example you have there. Nicely done!
I believe you need a special tool. When I had this problem, I went to Wright Bros. in Seattle, WA - only place I could find.
Perhaps an old shop near you has one.
If the B-17 works for you, why change?
I have two B-17 that I like. I also use a Brooks Swallow, a SMP Glider and a SMP TRK (on a Miyata 1000). I'm happy with all of them.
Like others, I would say Schwinn. It exemplifies America's manufacturing history of the past decades.
Then Trek. It exemplifies America's present.