Well, I like the bike a lot and I ride it to work every day. Before doing any restoration of the Miyata One Hundred I was riding it.
Therefore is also easy to notice all the problems it has. The main big problem is that is didn’t come with proper brake levels, but some shitty levels for a straight handle-bar. I will fix this,for now I have a front brake and try to take care when I ride it.
but in the meantime I noticed the shifter is not working properly and the dérailleur keeps pushing the chain to the smallest cog, while the front dérailleur is pushing it out of the smallest chain-ring. While I had to put the chain back several times I noticed how charged and dirty the chain is.
So tonight I decided to take it down and wash it.
I poured diesel into a can of beer, put the chain in, waited about two hours, while I was cutting the chain off my other Japanese bike, a Centurion Super Le Mans. After I cleaned it with water and a little bit of citric-smelling degreaser, it looked like this: