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Old 10-08-08, 07:23 PM   #1
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Newbie with two new bikes and questions Miyata 110 310

Hi, new to the forums and just picked up two used Miyatas at two different thrift stores.

A turquiose/white 310 with shimano golden arrow components, ukai 700x25c wheels, conti tires, sakae sinature crank and bars, and broken plastic pedals.

A silver/red 110 with shimano sis deraileurs/shifters, dia-compe brakes, sakae sx crank, champion bars, araya 27x1 1/4 wheels, generic tires.

The 110 feels alot heavier than the 310, but seems to fit me a bit better as it has a 35" standover height leaving me about an inch of clearance vs. the 32.5" standover height and 3 or so inches of clearance.

What's the scoop on these things, should I swap the components from the 310 to the 110? How should the frame fit me? Thanks for your patience with my ignorance about these.








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If the 110 seems to fit you better than the 310, then it's what you want. Bike fit is very subjective, and if it seems good to you, then you're probably doing well.

The 110 is heavier due to lower-end components, (probably) thicker frame tubing, and the larger size of the frame. Swapping the components from the 310 would definitely help. All Miyata frames are really well made, so even a lower-end one like the 110 is still a very nice bike.

You're lucky to have found both of those Miyata! I've only come across two for sale around here in the past 4 years. Since the one I had was stolen several months ago, I've been trying really hard to find another one to buy, but no luck T_T;
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Old 10-09-08, 12:55 AM   #3
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I too have a 310, and they're great bikes. I ride it almost everyday. Nice finds!
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It looks like the three ten will be for sale soon. Should I expect any problems switching the components?
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Want to trade the 310 frame for a black and silver 110 frame that's the same size as your 110 (I think)?
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Thanks for the offer, but I don't know what I'd do with two of them, unless that is the tubing is somehow better than that of the 110 I've got. Do you know anything about what year mine is and the quality of the tubing, and what years/quality yours is etc.?
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I'm not sure what year yours is but the tubing is probably the same. If you want two bikes it would work for both of us but if you just want one you might as well sell the 310 although then you'd have to put the 110 parts back on it.
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How big is the 310 frame? I need a frame for a fixie project, so if it's my size, I might take it off your hands.
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