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Old 06-20-10, 11:51 AM   #1
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Pictures of my Miyata 110 after detailing

As mentioned in a previous post I bought a Myata 110 for my wife and a Miyata 710 for myself back in 84. My wife rode the 110 a couple of times and the bike has been hanging from the garage ceiling at 3 houses for the past 26 years.

The bike was the favorite pooping spot for flies and other insects for a quarter of a century. Over this time the aluminum had oxidized badly. My original goal was to just wash the bike, air up the tires , and lube the chain, I wanted something for my 24 year old son to ride when he came over to visit as the frame fits him well.

One thing led to another and here are the results. Everything on the bike is totally original except for the Eleganza bar tape I just put on. Thank you makers of Simple Green, Citrus degreaser, Dremel, Zaino, and Mothers Aluminum Polish.




















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Old 06-20-10, 11:58 AM   #2
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Old 06-20-10, 02:58 PM   #3
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woooooooooaah! fantastic!

you made their low end (still nice) look like their top end.
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very nice looking. great job on the cleanup
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Old 06-20-10, 03:18 PM   #5
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Gtray job, how long did it take?
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I didn't keep track of the time , but I know I spent more time than I should of. About the only thing I removed was the chain. I was thinking of taking apart the whole bike before my better judgement kicked in. If it was an old top end bike I would have gotten more anal with the polishing of the alluminum. It does look real good in person.

Here's my 710

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From the guy who's name has become a verb synonymous with polishing...daaaAAAAYYYYAAAaaaaUM! That's one hell of a job on both bikes, WOW!

But something about pic 1 didn't seem right then I figgered it...typically for non-aero levers don't the cables go in front of the bars? And the rear brake cable on the opposite side of the headtube from the front cable? I think that's convention but I'll let someone else comment as all my classic bikes have had aero levers

I like your style:

"My original goal was to just wash the bike, air up the tires , and lube the chain, I wanted something for my 24 year old son to ride when he came over to visit as the frame fits him well. One thing led to another and here are the results."

Started off with modest goals, OCD kicked in and POOF, look whatcha have now . Welcome to the asylum...you're in good company.

Seriously...that's an impressive job.
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...typically for non-aero levers don't the cables go in front of the bars?
OEM is behind the bars.


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But something about pic 1 didn't seem right then I figgered it...typically for non-aero levers don't the cables go in front of the bars? And the rear brake cable on the opposite side of the headtube from the front cable? I think that's convention but I'll let someone else comment as all my classic bikes have had aero levers
It is pretty much a preference thing. I have seen all three combinations on catalog pictures: both in front, both behind, one in front and the other behind:

here are 2 of these combinations in the same catalog page:

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From the guy who's name has become a verb synonymous with polishing...daaaAAAAYYYYAAAaaaaUM! That's one hell of a job on both bikes, WOW!

But something about pic 1 didn't seem right then I figgered it...typically for non-aero levers don't the cables go in front of the bars? And the rear brake cable on the opposite side of the headtube from the front cable? I think that's convention but I'll let someone else comment as all my classic bikes have had aero levers

I like your style:

"My original goal was to just wash the bike, air up the tires , and lube the chain, I wanted something for my 24 year old son to ride when he came over to visit as the frame fits him well. One thing led to another and here are the results."

Started off with modest goals, OCD kicked in and POOF, look whatcha have now . Welcome to the asylum...you're in good company.

Seriously...that's an impressive job.
Yeah the cables go in front of the bars, otherwise there is a risk of the cables getting tangled up with the hands.
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OEM is behind the bars.

But on opposite sides of the stem...

Learn something new every day...huh.

EjustE: wow, strange...
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My son was surprised when he came over tonight to go for a ride. He couldn't believe it was the same bike. I told him he could take it home with him if he wanted it. He decided to keep it at my house so when he came over we could ride together. After I'm long gone I hope he remembers all the things we did together as father and son.
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Nice bike. Nice job detailing it... but those tires? They look like trouble.
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Yeah the cables go in front of the bars, otherwise there is a risk of the cables getting tangled up with the hands.
Depends. Best practice is to route the front cable according to where the caliper adjuster lies naturally. Sometimes it's in front, sometimes in back. Then you match the rear to the front for symmetry.

In the case of the OP's bike, it has been done correctly.
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