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Old 02-10-09, 11:40 PM   #1
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My new old bike! Miyata 710

Just won a Miyata 710 on ebay! Yay! Been trying to pick up a decent steel frame bike for months, and finally got one! Yes, I know ...pictures will be forthcoming!
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Old 02-10-09, 11:58 PM   #2
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Just post the ebay link for now. I wanna seeeeeee
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Would that be this one?
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Creamy lookin' miyata. You should love it. Congrats
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Yup, that's the one. I'm smilin' big time! Weather's been in the 70's and should hold in the 60's for the next week. Come on UPS!
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Looks like the one I'm working on. I'm sure you'll love it.
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OK, here's the question. Should I put different components on it to ride and wear out, or just ride what I have and look for replacement parts as I go along? I bought it to ride after all, not to just sit there and look pretty(it will do that while moving!).
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OK, here's the question. Should I put different components on it to ride and wear out, or just ride what I have and look for replacement parts as I go along? I bought it to ride after all, not to just sit there and look pretty(it will do that while moving!).
That bike has very good well-functioning parts, but nothing that you shouldn't use. Properly maintained, you'll have to do an awful lot of riding to wear them out. The bike looks practically unused so I imagine the parts are like new. I'd just change the gearing if necessary for your terrain, maybe put a set of Tektro levers on, clean and grease all the bearings, and ride it.
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+1 Ride it like you bought it, maybe look at a gearing change if you have a lot of hills, and enjoy. Vintage road bikes often have gearing that requires a great motor, or flat terrain. Since I have neither, I decided to change gearing instead.
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+1 Ride it like you bought it, maybe look at a gearing change if you have a lot of hills, and enjoy. Vintage road bikes often have gearing that requires a great motor, or flat terrain. Since I have neither, I decided to change gearing instead.
Good news there - not much in the way of real hills around here - unless I get out in the country and the cars are pretty dangerous there with no shoulders. So it looks like the win/win for me - new bar tape and levers and ride!
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