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Old 03-17-10, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Chicago Al View Post
1. Miyata is not a marketing company that had bikes made to order for the US market, but an actual Japanese bike company (the first, founded in 1892) which produced the bikes, exported them to the US, and sold them under their own name. And they were doing so in the 70s (at least), way before 'Japanese' had any connotation of quality.
Miyata #1:



EDIT: Early ad:



-James

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