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    invisible friend seenoweevil's Avatar
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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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    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
    1985 Kuwahara SS
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    And I've built up & given away eight bikes to date.

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    invisible friend seenoweevil's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbonamici View Post
    Would that be this one?
    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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    You know it's going to be a good day when the stem and seatpost come right out.

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    invisible friend seenoweevil's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by seenoweevil View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    +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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