One evening over drinks, my friend Taylor told me about a modern road bike he bought to ride with his wife while she trained for her triathlons. He also was planning some long bike trips this coming summer, but the bike he has was not suitable for the gravel roads he wanted to ride. Hearing this, a light bulb went on - "I could build you a vintage road bike and equip it with fatter tires to roll comfortably over gravel" -and that's how this build got started.        

The Michi was build from the ground up. Paint was striped and resprayed in cream.  Smaller 650b wheels were used to fit fat tires and long reach dia-compe center pulls for brakes. I added hammered fenders, leather saddle, and made custom leather brake lever hoods. The drivetrain consists of an eight speed cassette, Suntour Blue Line deraileurs and a sugino GT crank.    ---