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Old 03-12-19, 10:30 AM
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The Miyata 1000 is a nice bike, sure, but you could always find another one.

Here are a few bikes that have done extensive touring. First, my Peter Weigleized Raleigh Competition. The wet paint job cost me more than a used Miyata 1000 on the open market. It's been on three separate week long credit card tours.

Next, Bob Freeman's Jack Taylor, a show quality bike, on the three day Last Winter Tour of the Willamette Valley.

Finally, there's @northbend's Woodrup, also on the trip mentioned above, and ready to go cross-country on a fully loaded trip later this year. This picture shows it in credit card touring mode:

Bikes get sad when you don't ride them. Giddyup!
If someone tells you that you have enough bicycles and you don't need any more, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
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