Friday, August 2, 2013

Miyata Ridge Runner strip down

The Ridge Runner, clean and awaiting a coat of wax
I don't have much time for a real post, so this will have to suffice. In short, my '84 Miyata Ridge Runner is in the midst of a rebirth of sorts. I took a little time to strip it down and am rebuilding it from the bearings outward. When it's finished, it will be at least as good as new, with a few appropriate updates along the way.

The good news is that there is zero rust inside, and most of the bike's original parts are in nice condition and are shining up well. The bad news is the bottom bracket is toast, and a couple of other parts are iffy. Such is the case with a largely disused mechanical object after 29 years. More details in a meaty post steeped in bike geekery in the fairly near future. Until then, get out and ride.

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