my "Vivian", a 1983 Miyata 310, stripped and nickel plated. An ebay
find as frame and fork, it's odyssey begun eight months ago... (cue
the dreamy "remember-back" harp music) http://
(Take a moment and read this tale - ed.)
ready for weekend rides and short credit-card tours, Vivian's a
far cry from my Mule (#86 Revised).
She is smooth, quick, and nearly silent as she moves. Despite her
slight handicap, she takes the worst bumps L.A. streets have to
offer with equanimity. She is a lot of fun and my bestest riding
buddy. Here are a few photos and a parts list for those who are
Bars: Nitto Randonneur
Levers: Shimano DuraAce
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra Bar-Cons
Headset: Chris King [CSR] pink
Mechanism: long reach ProMax/Kogswell 537
Brake pads: Koolstop
Freewheel: 7-speed Shimano 11/28
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Alivio
Cranks: Sugino XD
Front Derailleur: Suntour XC Ltd.
Bottom bracket: Shimano UN73
Pedals: MKS CR9
Toe clips: KTT
Clip straps: Allara yellow leather.
Rims: Sun Rims M13II
Front Hub: Suntour sealed bearing
Rear Hub: Phil Wood freewheel hub
Tires: 28mm Avocet Fastgrip K Duo Carbon-12 slicks.
Worn-out-but-free Selle Itallia MTS
Seat post: nameless
Cable guide: Suntour, vintage