I’ve attached some photos of my recently acquired Specialized Sequoia. I believe it to be a 1996 model made with Specialized Double-butted tubing. Specs are not too spectacular, just good quality older stuff. I added the B-17 for obvious reasons as well as the Nitto Technomic quill and a set of Vintage Nitto bars I found. Literally found in a recycling yard. The 1/2 step gearing is kind of weird and something that I will definitely change. The bike is border line too small for me, but with the help of the tall Nitto, I’m making it work for now. Drive train is Shimano 600, and the brakes are Dia-comp Royal Gran Compe 500.
This bike is one in my rotation of cycles that I use to commute to work and back, which is 26 miles each way. Usually I ride there, drive home, and visa versa. This bike is most noted for its incredibly smooth ride. This is by far the smoothest riding bike I’ve ever been on. I think the next step for this bike is some nicer, classic racks and some classier panniers or a nice seat bag. —Jeremy
[Visit Jeremy’s blog at http://www.jeromes-bikes.blogspot.com —ed.]