Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Rescuing an old bike

circa 1978 ish
(not sure)

It is not easy finding a good used bike for a fellow 7' tall. My son lives in NYC and wanted a bike. My other son got on the Net and looked and looked and looked. Finally an old Miyata steel frame 69 cm was found. Above and below are before and after pictures of a phenomenal restoration done by a local bike enthusiast. Parts were found after scouring ebay and the Net and finally it all came together.

restored to its original glory with updated parts
new derailleur, new handlebars, seatpost, cables, tubing, tires, tubes, brake pads
headset, stem, shifters and a good clean job, hubs repacked
and the list goes on and on

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