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Old 03-13-19, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by SamSpade1941 View Post
I have looked at this bike on CL , shame it's been fitted with a 2x11 and the wrong crankset for what this bike was intended for. But then again I'm not a fan of brifters either... Nice looking older Miyata 1000 frame though.
Same color that my wife's '81 was before I had to strip and paint it. It may lack some of the frame refinements of later year models, but it definitely rides (unloaded at least) more numbly than other touring models I've experienced. It is one of the rare models that would make an enjoyable randonneuring bicycle as well as a tourer. I'm not a fan of the aesthetics of that crankset, but hey, if the gearing works for you, why not?
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