Here’s more proof that your “old” bike is never too old to enjoy. Trees breathed new life into her aging Myata 210 with some rattle-can rims and some seriously yellow tires. I’m not sure I could stomach that those tires long enough to even mount them on the rims, but at least you never miss your bike on an overfilled bike rack.
Also, don’t forget to vote for your favorite OTS for September 2011.
1983 Miyata 210 Touring Bike
My first major purchase out of college, this bike has always been a great ride. Most everything on it is original except for the seat, tires, water cage, black rubber brake lever covers, gold handlebar wrap, and other obvious accessories. I always found the green color too subdued for me. After 30 years, I caved into my instincts to gild the lily. Couldn’t find 27″ wheels or spokes in anodized red, so I painted them myself. Yeah, it’s an atrocious job, but the DIY work gives it a very Punk look. Never trust an aging hippy. One girl’s UMOTS is another’s FOOTS. I just know, I love riding my bikey more than ever now.