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    A Carbon Fiber Miyata - Trail Runner Carbon

    Picked this up a month or two ago but haven't had a chance to ride it much. I haven't really been able to find any info on this model, I'm guessing it was a European model. The serial number starts with a U which should make the frame a 1992, but by then all of the USA mountain bikes had moved to the Elevation naming. It has all Deore LX components (aside from the DX shifters) and they're from different months in 1991.

    Edit: Also, it looks like the 100 logo on the chainstay has what is apparently Dutch writing:

    Miyata, 100 drs inbyggt cykellkunnande!

    It seems very similar to the Miyata "Century" MTB from the 1990 catalog (it even has the 100 decal on the chainstay) but without the gold lugs and the fork has mid-fork low-rider rack mounts. Kind of a mix between the Century and the Trail Runner of that year, but with different decals. If anyone has any non-US miyata catalog scans or has seen one of these before, I'd love to have some more information.

    I took it out for a ride today on some dirt trails in Balboa Park. I was considering selling it but it felt great and was a lot of fun so I may hang on to it for a while. Here are some pictures when I first got it out this morning, kind of dusty from sitting for a month or two.











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    THAT is very cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclotoine View Post
    THAT is very cool!
    +1 I've seen photos of that bike before. Great find.

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    Thanks guys! Here are some pictures from earlier today of it "in the wild":










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    Keep it, very cool bike.

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    Cool bike, nice photos. Thanks for posting. Thinking I should move to Cali... the grass is always greener.

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    miyata2.jpg



    I recently picked up a carbon road miyata. If yours rides anything like mine keep it
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyblair22 View Post
    I recently picked up a carbon road miyata. If yours rides anything like mine keep it
    Nice! Those headtube and downtube decals look identical to mine. What model is that? Do you know the year (or the first letter of the serial)?

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    Amazing.

    I find it interesting that there was a brief period where hybrids were so profligate you could find them with carbon fiber and dura-ace. Weird times.
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    Absolutely superb! It is a bike for the Scandanavian market.

    Your bike looks the like 1990 Century, but it is later and it is an evolution of the 1990 frames. For example your stays are tapered and the drop outs slimmer. There is weight saving done on the bottom bracket lug including chain suck teeth. Moreover the shell is 73m wide. The headtube is 1-1/8" instead of 1". The routing for the mechs run over the toptube with your frame. Here some 1990 Century vs 1991 Miyata Team close ups to show the differences:



    Beefy drop outs vs svelte drop outs (aluminum tail in this case):



    Only brake cable over toptube vs all cables over toptube:



    Also notice that with the 1991 Team frame the frameparts sit attached with bolts and rivits to the rear triangle. With the Century it is welded. With your steel tail it is brazed.
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    I really like the looks of that bike. Keep it and enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oregon Southpaw View Post
    Amazing.

    I find it interesting that there was a brief period where hybrids were so profligate you could find them with carbon fiber and dura-ace. Weird times.
    It's not a hybrid. It's a pure MTB. The weird times are now where we've come to start calling these rigid MTB from the 80's and 90's 'hybrids'.

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    Oh woww... these are pretty...

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquefied View Post
    It's not a hybrid. It's a pure MTB. The weird times are now where we've come to start calling these rigid MTB from the 80's and 90's 'hybrids'.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainstreetexile View Post
    Nice! Those headtube and downtube decals look identical to mine. What model is that? Do you know the year (or the first letter of the serial)?
    I think its a 1990 3000
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    Elev12k, good eye, I knew you would have some great info to add! Thanks for posting the other detailed photos, it's nice to see how they evolved over a few years and to see where mine fits in.

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    I realize this is an old thread, and I don't have any pictures at this moment, but I've stumbled upon a carbon fiber Miyata MTB at a thrift shop. The price is $260 and while this is not much to go on, I'm curious to know if this is a good price and should I bite?

    The main triangle has round CF tubing in a CF weave finish.
    The tubes appear to be bonded to aluminum lugs which are a bit "chunky" and not unlike the gold ones pictured by @Elev12k above, but in a natural alluminum finish.
    The RD is Deore LX.

    My wife says "go for it.!" What's C&V's advice?
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    Sounds like an early Elevation 10,000. No idea what they are worth in the US, but it is a pretty rare frame and you could make a Greg Herbold replica with it.

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    I sold the miyata in the original post because our apartment was full of bikes and I hadn't been riding it much, and I really regret it

    You don't mention what model that one is, and I would try to talk them down (just because), but I would happily pay $260 to get this one back. The large size, steel fork with low rider mounts, such a cool bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elev12k View Post
    Sounds like an early Elevation 10,000. No idea what they are worth in the US, but it is a pretty rare frame and you could make a Greg Herbold replica with it.

    H-Ball & his Elevation 10,000 | Articles | Retrobike
    It does look very similar. Thanks for this link. I'm guessing in Euros the $260US would be something close to E 280-300. I will probably just have to do this!

    Quote Originally Posted by mainstreetexile View Post
    I sold the miyata in the original post because our apartment was full of bikes and I hadn't been riding it much, and I really regret it

    You don't mention what model that one is, and I would try to talk them down (just because), but I would happily pay $260 to get this one back. The large size, steel fork with low rider mounts, such a cool bike.
    I believe it is a large size. It was stuck behind a bunch of junk in a dark room. So not easy to look at or to see what it kind of components were on it. IIRC, it had GripShift shifters and cantilever brake calipers. I'm going back today and will try to get the price down some.
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    What can I say? I'm a sucker for something unusual so I bought it. Turns out to be a Valley Runner. Can't find any examples on ebay, past or present. I paid $240 after trading in a couple of kids bikes I found for free on the street.

    I'm on vacation with limited tools and supplies, so it had to suffice with a wash and wipe down with WD40. I brought a spare 7 speed chain and it needed one. The cassette is rusty but works. The tires are dry rotted, but after patching one tube, they are holding air. The serial number is UB000141.

    Any additional information is appreciated. Thanks to @mainstreetexile and Elev12k for your earlier responses.

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    Nice bike.
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    Very nice. Looks like a model for the Scandanavian market. It has toptube routing and a couple other details that puts it later than the 1990 Century. Probably 1991, as in 1992 there arrived a completely new design.
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    Very clean I would say it's a keeper.
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