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Old 11-04-20, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Miele Man View Post
If a person had a Miyata 710 bike upgraded with Campagnolo Ergo levers or STI levers would it still be a good triathlon bike?

I donít compete by I can tell you my LBS guy won a triathlon using an old steel bike, same range as the 80ís Miyata models weíre talking about. As previous posters mentioned, if you can slam the stem low enough (if the frame isnít too big) and adjust stem and fit like a modern tri bike, youíre fine.

I for myself have a Miyata 310 from 1985, with entry-lever carbon rims, a Fizik saddle, a bullhorn handlebar and still have the downtube shifters, 7 speed cassette. Itís 20lbs (I could make it 18lbs by switching seatpost and crank). The difference it makes compares to carbon frames is almost irrelevant unless maybe your bodyfat% is below 8 and youíre a pro racer (at which point youíd be sponsored anyway).

Itís fun to have a modern bike but for the money you spend I believe itís mostly just for the look and the thrill of it for most riders, maybe also the feel.
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