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    Miyata 1000 overhaul

    First post; hello C&V! I've lurked here a long time and thought I should come out of the shadows.

    Last weekend I snagged a Miyata 1000 from what I'm fairly certain is 1986. Despite all that is written about Miyata 1000s, there doesn't seem to be a lot of info out there about this year, nor pictures for me to draw inspiration from

    (I actually was able to find quite a lot more on my 1985 Miyata 210)

    I wasn't planning to take it apart and overhaul until the off-season, but, well... I had a wrench in my hand and thought, "what the hey?" There are some spots of rust, especially in the head tube and stays, as well as some "flaking" where I think the clear coat is coming up (pictured at the fork).

    I don't have a lot of bike experience generally nor experience dealing with finish specifically, but I do have an assortment of products I've picked up after reading threads about it (#0000 steel wool, various grades of sandpaper, evaporust, cleaning wax, scratch remover, etc. etc. etc.). What do you all recommend? Thanks in advance!













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    The photos aren't showing for me. Don't know why. Hard to say much without those. I've had an '84 210 and presently ride an' 85 610 and 90 Team. The paint on Miyata is top notch. Sounds like yours has been a bit abused, maybe subjected to some harsh chemicals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by revcp View Post
    The photos aren't showing for me.
    Fixed now; in the IT world they'd call that a PICNIC (problem in chair not in computer).

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    You didn't waste any time stripping that down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by top506 View Post
    You didn't waste any time stripping that down.
    It was... a compulsion perhaps?

    I mean, if the thing can be broken down with two allen wrenches, it's practically asking for it.

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    Nice Miyata - I'm a fan.

    If it were me, I'd just wipe off the minor rust spots and ride it until the problem seemed to grow.

    But, if you're worried about the rust getting worse...this is thread has advice I'd follow:

    how to touch up paint chips to prevent rust?

    GL with the build!

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    Get some bronze/brass wool. If you can't find it, get those copper mesh scrubber pads you can get in the cleaner department of your hardware store. Use some oil, and lightly scrub with the pad. It works great for removing rust without screwing up the paint or metal/chrome. I use a thin coat of grease over the problem spots to keep them from getting worse.

    Beautiful bike by the way.

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    It's not bad. I would do as reshp1 suggests re the wool or pads, but I would use Boeshield T9 as a follow up protectant instead of grease.
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