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    First post and my resprayed/restored Miayta 610

    Hello all,

    I'm a long time lurker to bike forums and its helped me along the way with my rebuild! My 82 Miyata 610! I have pretty much spent the Christmas holidays stripping the frame, repainting and refurbishing and rebuilding components as necessary.

    Anyway after a month of this and its 95% complete. I still need to pick up a new 5/6 speed freewheel somewhere and mount some pannier racks.

    Here is some pics




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    Very nice! As I just spent the day stripping the paint from a frame today, you give me hope the end result will be worth all this work. Did you paint the frame yourself?

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    Very nice job, and welcome to BF C&V!
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    Welcome to BF. Nice job I like the color.
    Great bike. Now go get some miles in on it and post some pictures of it in interesting places in the picture thread.
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    Hi Spurious and I am glad to welcome you to C&V.

    I did not see the "before" but I like your after photo, and I can say from experience that the 610 from this pre-cantilever period is one really fast sport tourer. You will love it!
    - The double front-single rear eyelets makes me wonder if they couldn't make up their minds. ( Sport? Tourer? )

    Anyway, you have a marvelous place to ride and I see you have already compensated for having but a single bottle cage mount.
    - Auchen

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    Nice result and a great looking ride! I love the shape of the hubs of all things... Timeless.
    What steps did you take after the strip?

    -Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by blilrat View Post
    Very nice! As I just spent the day stripping the paint from a frame today, you give me hope the end result will be worth all this work. Did you paint the frame yourself?

    Yep it was an at home rattle can job. The colour is Rover British racing green. I used chemical paint stripper (Nitromoors if your in the UK/Ireland). As with painting anything preparation is the key. After the chemical paint stripper did its job I used 600 grit sandpaper to prep the frame and remove any remaining paint. A good wipe down with white spirits to neutralise the paint stripper before I started painting.

    There was then 3 coats of primer sanded down with 1500 grit in between each coat.

    Between each coat it was wiped down with alcohol to remove grease/dust on the frame.

    Then there was 2 coats of colour with the same treatment of 1500 grit paper and alcohol.

    Finally there was 2 coats of laquer to give the gloss finish. I'm quite happy with the finish. Total time of painting? About a week. I left plenty of time to dry between the coats.

    The reason i painted it in the first place? The previous owner had a "quick and dirty" black respray which was chipping in places due to the lack of lacquer. It just didn't look professional. It didn't look too bad in photos, up close you could see the flaws.

    Quote Originally Posted by loose spoke View Post
    Nice result and a great looking ride! I love the shape of the hubs of all things... Timeless.
    What steps did you take after the strip?

    -Tom

    After the strip was a lot of polishing of shiney things. Brasso and lots of elbow grease were used here. Dia compe sidepulls, cranks, Phillipe Dropbar, front chainring, shifters, front and rear derailleurs and wheels got this treatment.

    Components replaced?

    Brake cables (inner and outer)
    Wheels (old no name 27" replaced for panaracer paselas TG)
    New SRAM chain replaced for the old one which was splitting links
    I'm waiting on a new 6 speed Shimano Freewheel in the post

    After that it was a general lube and replacement of bearings in the bottom bracket, headset and hubs.

    I think thats it. I've probably forgotten something

    Quote Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
    Hi Spurious and I am glad to welcome you to C&V.

    I did not see the "before" but I like your after photo, and I can say from experience that the 610 from this pre-cantilever period is one really fast sport tourer. You will love it!
    - The double front-single rear eyelets makes me wonder if they couldn't make up their minds. ( Sport? Tourer? )

    Anyway, you have a marvelous place to ride and I see you have already compensated for having but a single bottle cage mount.

    Yep thats correct, pre early 83 models of the 610 were fitted with sidepulls. I'm intrigued by the double eyelet on the front fork, one for a pannier and the bottom for mudguards/fenders? I'm not too sure.

    Well yep as soon as the postman comes with my new freewheel and spoke tool. I've lost the spoke tool in the midsts of the shed and the freewheel keeps slipping under load. I should have ordered it along with the chain. The rear wheel is out of true aswell and I cant the the break alignment right without the wheel being true so thats on the "to do" list
    Last edited by spurious; 01-08-12 at 07:15 PM.

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    Looks great! I just fixed up my old Miyata 610 and had it powder coated. The powder coating came out really nice and the pictures don't do it justice...it is a black with a green metallic flake that looks great when the sun catches it. Here are some pics:

    Before:
    Hipstamatic 076.jpg

    After:
    Hipstamatic 087.jpg


    As built currently:
    Optimized-IMG_0151.jpg

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    VERY nice looking for a "rattle can" job. Love the color. Just redid my old Schwinn LeTour that way (but not as well as yours) I have not yet figured out a place to put a water bottle back on without clamping to the DT. I may get a seatpost clamp and hang one back there, but it will interfere with my light...it is always something.

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