today i stumbled across the miyata bikes website. miyata is a japanese bike company, who happened to manufacture a late 80's/early 90's bike i own. it was a very nice bike, and then i sort of ruined it by taking all the gears off.
in any case, i don't ride the bike.
i've been wanting a simple singlespeed bike - which is what i turned the miyata into - for a while now. something a little more comfortable. something a little more relaxed.
so when i saw this today..
i decided to go ahead and buy some parts for the miyata.
first off, mountain bike style handlebars. then some new brake levers. then grips for the handlebars. then some old-style platform pedals.
$50 later it's on it's way to my house.
we'll see what happens next.