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Old 12-20-08, 09:35 PM   #151
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I can't stand just looking at all the beautiful Miyata's you got there. I have to post mine too but since I am a newbie maybe later on after I figure it out how to post images.
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Old 12-20-08, 10:58 PM   #152
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Old 12-21-08, 09:15 AM   #153
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This is my 81 210 mixte. I think this on is mostly original, I think the fork may have been replaced though.
(this was the first test ride and the front brake was too tight, thats why the brake QR is up)











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Old 12-21-08, 12:08 PM   #154
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Here's another one..[IMG][/IMG]
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Old 02-18-09, 08:42 PM   #155
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Picked it up last fall and I've always struggled with whether I would keep it. At 50cm it's one size too small for me. The toptube is 52 and I really fit 53 nicely. It does show a lot of seatpost for a traditional geometry frame, I'm okay with the amount of handlebar drop.





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Old 02-18-09, 09:23 PM   #156
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My '85 310. I picked it up last summer and have since replaced the saddle. The rest of the bike is original.

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Old 05-12-09, 04:44 PM   #157
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Well, I just picked up a Miyata 215ST, touring bike. I believe it is a 1987 model based on catalogs and component codes. Bike has a few upgrades/changes, with aero-levers and bar-cons. Otherwise, it looks very original.

I bought it on ebay, and avoided shipping charge to hold down cost. Got a decent deal, not a great deal. But the bike is extremely clean, I bet it doesn't have over 200 miles on it (it has the original tires).

Serial number is OW 6109 (I may need to double check it).

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Old 05-12-09, 04:53 PM   #158
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^^ Very nice. I even like the color.

For you? Or to flip?
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Old 05-12-09, 05:25 PM   #159
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^^ Very nice. I even like the color.

For you? Or to flip?
Right now, its for me. I flipped the Univega Gran Turismo that I had (it was a tad small). This bike is so clean, I think I'll keep it for a while anyway and see how it rides.

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Old 05-12-09, 05:44 PM   #160
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How does Miyata measure frame size? I have often heard people say that, for example, a 60cm Miyata will fit more like a 58cm. Did Miyata do seat tube length to the top of the top tube or even the top of the seat tube?

I have been looking for a 1987 912 for forever and want to make sure if I should look for a 60cm or a 63cm (the two largest sizes as spec'd by the catalogs).
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Ihave been looking for a 1987 912 for forever and want to make sure if I should look for a 60cm or a 63cm (the two largest sizes as spec'd by the catalogs).
Like this?

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Old 05-12-09, 10:56 PM   #162
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1981 Miyata 1000
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Old 05-12-09, 10:59 PM   #163
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Sexy!
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timely cause I just happened to put this Ridgerunner up for sale and uploaded the pics to this photobucket album:
http://s55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...yataRidgeRunr/
I'd keep it if I could, it's a really nice mtn. bike to make a commuter/tourist of...too many bikes and limited space
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Old 05-13-09, 07:44 AM   #165
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to ga_mueller:

YES! Exactly like that! Except in like a 60cm size. I am really looking for just a frame as I have an almost full NOS Shimano 600 group to go on it. But I would totally buy a complete bike. I just love this particular year of the 912 for some reason. Love the paint scheme...
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How does Miyata measure frame size? I have often heard people say that, for example, a 60cm Miyata will fit more like a 58cm. Did Miyata do seat tube length to the top of the top tube or even the top of the seat tube?

I have been looking for a 1987 912 for forever and want to make sure if I should look for a 60cm or a 63cm (the two largest sizes as spec'd by the catalogs).
Seat tube on my 215ST is 22 inches center to center, even though it is a 23 inch frame size. Top tube is also 22 inches center to center. That is good news for me as I am between a 21 inch and 23 inch frame size. I already had a 22.5 inch Trek 520, which I think is taller than this 23 inch Miyata.

Note: geometry of one of their touring bikes is likely different than a racing model.
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Old 05-15-09, 05:19 AM   #167
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My Miyata and I get along very well...



1987 Miyata 512, officially 57cm (Miyata measures ctt I think) and 55cm top tube.
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Old 06-22-10, 11:08 PM   #168
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Can anyone tell me anything about this one? Model? Year?
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This is my 1982 Miyata 610 (Six Ten)... It was touted as a touring bike back then, with Randonneur bars, a Sakae Custom Triple, Suntour V-GT-luxe rear and Blueline front DR's.
It is very light and fast, despite proudly displaying a High-Tensile label on the front forks.







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Nice! thats a big one!

Did yours come with the radial tires?
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Nice! thats a big one!

Did yours come with the radial tires?
Hi Zaphod -
The tires came with the bike. They're "Specialized Touring II" , 27x 1.00" (clinchers). I don't know that they are "radial" per-se (I would not know how to recognize a radial tire) - but they are quite round, and roll well.

I don't think they are made anymore, but thankfully they're in excellent condition, so I won't be replacing them soon.
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No they likely aren't radial.

I only ask because the 610 was one of the Miyata models, along with the 1000 and possibly one other, that came originally with radial ply tires. They're a bit of an oddball thing that I find interesting.
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I've since sold the 310 a few posts back and picked up a '88 712 and a '86 615gt.



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Old 06-24-10, 06:26 PM   #175
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Sweet bike. It looks almost exactly like my 1985 Miyata 710 except the saddle and handlebar tape. How do you like it?
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