First off I'd like to say hello as this is my first post, hope to have many more to come .
My threads about a 1981 miyata 1000 I found and purchased at a trift store in my area, I was in the market for a 1st touring bike so I was shopping around and when I least expected it I found this gem in a trift store for 20 bucks. I have never heard of the brand but what intrigued me was that it had look Keo clipless pedals on it and the overall look/condition of the bike which I found in overall good shape.
After bringing it home and doing some research I found that this is a pretty sought after bike for vintage enthusiast, here's what's on the bike:
Original dia compe front and rear cantilever brakes, levers & hoods
Shimano 600 down stem shifters
Sakae Randnner drop downs
Suntour front derailleur and Shimano Deore Xt 730 rear derailleur "mt.. bike derailleur? "
Avocet touring-w1 seat
Shimano 600 rear hub
I know the rear dereailluer is not original, would using a mt. bike derailleur hurt anything? what DR originally came on the bike for that year? I'm still learning about it and plan on Keeping it and refurbing it, I'm big about DIY but I'm taking it to a shop to make sure the bike is sound and nothing is bent but it looks and rides fine to me.. I already took the look pedals off and put on my Shimano 600 quill pedals just out of preference.
any info or links you can give me about this sweet bike would be awesome, thanks