Here’s a nice dump(ster) rescue sent in by Ross M. in Virginia. A 1980 Miyata 110.
This has been a great bike for me over the years. I found it in a dump in the Jefferson National Forest in 2000, carried it out and took it back home and brought it back to life. I replaced the tires, tubes, chain, saddle, bar tape, cables, and housing. I am sure it has had quite a career. Who knows what it got into before I rescued it, but it took me to class many times in college. It brought me 9th place in the 2002 Tour de Lynchburg and has been up and down Thunder Ridge (a Blue Ridge Parkway climb) a couple of times. The derailluer and brakes are Suntour and Shimano. The chain is a SRAM. The tires are Bontrager Sport 27″ x 1.25″. The saddle is a Fuji. The frame is high tensile steel alloy 1024. Despite it’s assets, it does have several flaws. There is no front derailluer. There is quite a bit of brake vibration. The headset has slop. The tires need to be pumped up every couple of weeks. The paint is a bit tarnished and there is rust here and there.
Ross M. Lynchburg, VA