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Miyata One Hundred

Bike tags: Commuter | 66cm | Berthoud | fenders | Freewheel | more tags >>
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Miyata tripple butted, internal splines.

Sakae Randnner Randonneur bars, SR stem

Weinmannn rim, Shimano hub

Weinmann rim, Shimano freewheel hub

Stronglight 49D, cup and cone BB

Brooks B17 and Kalloy seatpost

Wellgo magnesium BMX pedals

Rivendell Silver bar-end shifters, Suntour front derailer and Shimano Deore in the back.

Mafac centerpull in the front, Shimano STX cantilevers in the back, Dia Compe BRS 300 brake levers.

48/28 - 13-24 freewheel

I wanted a large frame to get a classic look, and get the handlebars up level with the saddle with a standard stem. I can stand over the top tube without problem. Tires are Schwalbe Marathon Racer 35 mm, the widest the frame clearances and the Berthoud 50 mm fenders allow. The Pletscher kickstand comes from my very first bike that I saved up to by (partly) myself when I was nine or ten, a Puch Elite ten-speed. Bar tape is coming on soon, but it works this way too...

The head angle is 72 degrees, which is quite shallow for such a large frame. All older Miyatas seem to have had the same seat and head angle through different frame sizes. Which is the right way to do it if you ask me. Still, what they totally missed out on was increasing the top tube length as the frame sizes went up... So this frame has the same top tube length as a 52 cm frame, which is rather strange.

The bike is still being worked on, I will soon add racks in front and back, and make some old french style bags for touring. I found some nice pictures by Daniel Rebour of such bags at this flickr set. If someone have more info about how these bags were made, especielly stiffening of back side and fastening of them, I'd be glad to hear about it.

I will add more photos and update the specification as I change things.

People who friended this bike van, eaglerock, axe_somebody, ariz0ner, Sigback, mastronaut, per.k, Phorrest, vqstaphbeard, socal3rensho

Why no front cantilever?

Why no front cantilever?

Hmm, don't remember now... I

Hmm, don't remember now... I think it was just for trying out that old Mafac-brake, see how it worked. And I can report that it works very well in terms of braking, but the little bugger swings upwards as the pads wear, and can eventually start touching the tire. And tires are not as strong as rims if you start braking on them. :(

I love Mafac's too, albeit

I love Mafac's too, albeit not when there's open canti bosses;) The Mafac's should be decent, they used to be the brake.

sex: male

very handsome masculin bike
i have a similar city cruiser, will be posted soon - plain colour frame plus shiny smooth fenders - lovely and stylish



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