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    Joining the Miyata Club

    Some of you may have seen my Peugeot thread, it's a lovely bike, but simply too small for me. So after scouring the local kijiji (Canadian version of Craigslist) I found this lovely machine in the $150 range. It's a 1982 Miyata 110SP(Link to the catalogue). Everything but the saddle look like original parts, and it looks in fairly good condition. I'm pretty excited about this new addition to the stable, and look forward to cleaning it up and putting it to work!
    I know it's an "entry level" bike, I'm an "entry level" rider. Anyways, here are some quick pictures... I'll post more detailed ones later, with components and all that other stuff people like to look at.


    IMG_0233 by nelson_milum, on Flickr


    IMG_0232 by nelson_milum, on Flickr


    IMG_0231 by nelson_milum, on Flickr


    IMG_0230 by nelson_milum, on Flickr
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    It may be entry level but it looks to be in superb condition, congrats on a good find. I have a couple of Miyatas myself and like them a lot, I think they are the sleeper bike in the vintage world.
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    Nice bike. I think the early-mid 80's Japanize made bikes are the standard of quality workmanship.
    Last edited by Dave Cutter; 04-10-15 at 09:57 PM.

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    That should be a great bike that lasts you a long time.
    I really like my Miyata. Congrats on your find.
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    Very nice! Don't see too many like that around here. Good luck getting it roadworthy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
    It may be entry level but it looks to be in superb condition, congrats on a good find. I have a couple of Miyatas myself and like them a lot, I think they are the sleeper bike in the vintage world.
    I, too, love my Miyata's...unfortunately, I do not think they are sleepers any longer!!

    Great looking bike!
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    I have owned a few Miyata bicycles. Everything from the entry level one ten road bicycle to the famed 1000 touring offering. I have owned and built Miyata mountain bicycles. I have never run across a poorly made Miyata. Quality all the way, in my opinion...

    The OP's bike is in great "as found" condition. It will be fun to ride, providing, of course, that the rider fits the bicycle. In this case, the rider needs to be at least six feet tall.

    That one ten - sp was being ridden by someone who was much too small for the bicycle. Or, the OP bought it and adjusted the seat post and steering stem to fit his/her size. Either way, the bicycle needs a fairly tall rider to achieve proper fit.

    Have fun with that lovely old road bicycle and, by all means, keep the rest of us posted.
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    Nice bike! I think I have its twin in my my shed. It is a very nice rider - now I feel like I ought to be building it up again.

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    @nelsonmilum- nice bike, and the paint seems in great condition. Congratulations on your first Miyata.

    I just picked up an '83 Miyata "Ninety" Mixte. First year they had that model, and it's an entry level bike too, but I think it rides just fine. I can only wish that my paint looks as good as yours.

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    The "SP" in Schwinn-talk was for "super premium," although the Miyata catalog mentions "special."

    Those step ups in a derailleur hanger and aluminum components go a great way towards a great bike.
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    First let me compliment you on your enthusiasm and the comment about being "entry level" yourself, priceless.

    I have but one Miyata in the stable, a 1989 312 entry level racer. It is my default, go-to when I just want to do laps in the neighborhood. It is a fixed gear-only but can be changed back easily enough. Probably won't because it rides like a dream and I enjoy fixed gear riding.

    Anyways, in addition to a well made frame, the geometry is spot on. That is another thing Miyata was awfully good at.

    Give that Miyata some love and she'll perform well for you. Make sure you clean out all the old grease and repack the bb, headset and hubs before putting any miles on her.

    Agree on the paint, very pretty!

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    image.jpg

    Mine is the color scheme in the little box. Love the gray and black combo!

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    Here's just a few more pictures

    Any ideas what the "G" and "B" sticker on the bottom bracket are indicating?

    First, next to the Pug that was a few inches too small with the stem and seat tube at their minimum insertion point:

    P4110050 by nelson_milum, on Flickr

    Little better quality than the iPhone picture from earlier:

    P4110031 by nelson_milum, on Flickr


    P4110032 by nelson_milum, on Flickr

    Bike shop sticker, only a 17 hour drive from here.

    P4110039 by nelson_milum, on Flickr

    Hi-ten fork

    P4110043 by nelson_milum, on Flickr

    Cromolly frame

    P4110035 by nelson_milum, on Flickr

    Rear derailleur

    P4110050 by nelson_milum, on Flickr

    Front derailleur

    P4110051 by nelson_milum, on Flickr

    Bottom Bracket SN Stamp

    P4110032 by nelson_milum, on Flickr

    Original tires even.

    P4110039 by nelson_milum, on Flickr
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    You know, my Miyata frame/fork I bought also had stickers on the bottom like that. I thought they were the seller's initials. So removed them. They were sort of tough to get off. I can't recall the letters on them. I'm interested in what people think they are.

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    All of my googling about those stickers just led me to an old thread here on BF (A Pleasant Surprise!: Miyata Super Liberty--Check It Out!) where they're mentioned briefly and then forgotten because the bike was pretty pretty.
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    Is there a market for the Miyata 1000's? I enjoyed mine for 30 years but now it sits idle while I'm out on the Domane. Someone here in town has asked about old but good bikes for sale, any idea what an 85 would be worth? It's in good shape but could use new BB bearings and the chain rings are worn.

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