Tuesday, 3 April 2012
Restoration update - 1994 Miyata super carbon
One thing that was missing from the bike that I was in need of was some retro clear cable tubes these were very common on bikes from that period but nowadays most bikes have either internal cable routing or just use rubber donuts to protect the cable against rubbing on the frame. But when I stripped the Miyata there were remains of some clear cable tube but it was beyond use and fell apart. But just recently I had to strip and re cable another old bicycle and the owner didn't want the cable tubes so after some careful measurements I figured out that i had just enough tubing to complete the Miyata. All the exposed cables are now covered in period correct clear cable tubing and in doing that I was finally able to set up the unique rear cross over cables that must be covered in tubing to allow them to work. I have also fitted a Viva center stand at the customers requested and looks nice next to the polished alloy chain stays. I'm still waiting on a couple of back ordered items before it can be finished but it's 95% finished which is great.