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Miyata Commute, a set on Flickr.
This is the latest setup on my Miyata commuter. I finished up the Albatross bars with cork, did a diamond wrap, and twined and shellac’d the setup. I love the thumbshifters I’m using now. I used to have bar-ends on these bars, but they were just too long to make it usable. This is a really comfortable setup for me, although it’s definitely a slower ride when compared to the Hilsen.
This was a periscopa – long replaced by Bosco bars on a 130mm technomic. See pics of the new setup here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjJDCGkS
Ah, wait a minute….that stem looks like a Nitto Periscopa not the Dirty Drops. I was thrown off by your in-text description. That stem would work.
Nice bike! I have an ’85 Terra Runner that I’m rigging up with a Surly Open bar (about the same width as the original bar but with more back sweep). I’m switching to a Nitto Dirt Drop stem to get more height as I’m getting older and prefer a slight more upright position. Can you tell me what size stem is on that conversion of yours? Is that the 80mm extension? I’m planning on using the bike for backcountry touring ie the GDMBR and was wondering which size to go with — 80 or 100mm? My bike is the 21 1/2″ frame and I stand 5’10” with a normal reach to match. The original stem was the SR MTS-100 — which I love but it’s just a tad too short now — with 90mm extension. Since it sits smack in the middle of those two choices, I reckon either would probably suffice but the 80 might be more comfortable.