Wednesday, October 12, 2011
My Miyata, Part Due
The bad news:
This shiny fork (pictured above) is threaded too high up on the steer tube.
The downtube shifter clamp I need will be impossible to find.
My powder blue stem left over from another bike won't work.
The good news:
I was hooked up with a set of downtube shifters that may work instead.
City Bikes had the right fork, headset and bars.
City Bikes took my triple crankset, track bars & the old fork in trade.
The Bike Farm had a 12cm reach stem for only six bucks.
I received some very wise advice, wise for general use but specifically to figure the stem size for butter. The measurements from both the middle of the seat tube and from saddle nose to the front of the stem on all of my bikes will prove valuable for many future projects and a better understanding of my geometric needs.
Posted by Bicycle Kitty