the Miyata 110 that I found out for the trash one day.
I found it, there were no wheels, bent handlebars and the fork legs
were bent. I started tearing it down and piecing it back together
slowly, but one night I started and couldn't stop, just completing
this with whatever I had in the spare parts bin. By 3 am I had a
pretty decent bike! Since then I've swapped handlebars to what you
see here and I *really* like this bike. If surley can have a "Karate
Monkey" I can have this one be a "Bad Monkey." I believe it was
originally designed for 27" wheels, but my 700c's fit great.
set up sort-of cyclocrossish but I ride it everywhere, more like
a Rivendell Atlantis.
as I can tell it's about a '87, with lugged triple-butted Miyata
steel tubing. Rest of the parts are:
-Dimension Handlebars, w/anatomic bend (Got them for the the 25.4
clamp diameter and cheap price, but they're better than my 3TTT's)
-DiaCompe Aero Levers that I've had for years
-Cheap stem from some Huffy or Murray MTB, but it is the right extension
-Shimano headset that was original on the bike - repacked, buffed
-Clamp on donwtube shifters; I replaced the levers with Dark Grey
105 7/Friction levers I've had for a few years.
-Terry Fly Saddle
-American Classic MTB length seatpost (from a fellow iBOB) (I really
like thier 2-bolt setup)
-Shimano 600 single pivot sidepulls with new Ultegra pads. May swap
out later for centerpulls, but they got clearance for big tires
-Shimano cup-and-cone bottom bracket.
-MKS Track pedals, Ale clips and straps
-Sakae Signature crank (stock) with 52/36 rings
-Shimano 600 (I think) fron derailler
-Sram 3.0 rear derailler (yes, it's a 1:1 ratio but it works fine
in friction. A little more room to fine tune your shift!)
-Mavic MA40 rims on Campy Record hubs, 6 speed 14-28 freewheel
-Vredestein Campo tires (I'm not a cyclocross racer but these are
just good tires)
it's a real mongrel mix of parts.
getting it eventually dialed in, this is my new favorite bike.