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1988 Miyata seven twelve

Old 11-18-18, 03:01 PM
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1988 Miyata seven twelve

I would appreciate it if anybody can give me any info on a 1988 Miyata Seven Twelve. I see one locally in C'list. It looks to be in pretty good shape. It is all Shimano 105 components, downtube shifters, index or gravity. It looks like 6 speeds but I cannot tell for sure. The wheels look like Mavic MA2, maybe Arraya. It all looks similar to my 1991 Ochsner road bike. It is listed at $180, now 3 weeks. I am thinking $150 at the most.

Frame looks to be in fine shape.



6 speed?
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I just googled Miyata 712 and now have more info on it. I also looked at quite a few pics. Nice bikes ! Tomorrow I am going to look at the one I am considering buying. I had a 1978 Miyata that I had for quite a few years. When I purchased the 91 Ochsner I gave the Miyata to a person in need. They soon sold it for $50, AAAARRGH! I still regret that.
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It's a steal if it fits, and it you like the color scheme. My 710 was a surprisingly fast bike.

'88 & '89 Miyatas & '91 Alumicross are my favs. "12" means twelve speeds, natch. 105 drivetrain and Exage brakes...delightful.
I changed the inner chainring on my 312 to get a few more climbing options, but otherwise it's just fine OEM, and still a regular rider.

Good find.
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It's a steal if it fits, and it you like the color scheme. My 710 was a surprisingly fast bike.

'88 & '89 Miyatas & '91 Alumicross are my favs. "12" means twelve speeds, natch. 105 drivetrain and Exage brakes...delightful.
I changed the inner chainring on my 312 to get a few more climbing options, but otherwise it's just fine OEM, and still a regular rider.

Good find.
Thanks for the response. I am looking forward to seeing the bike tomorrow.
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Yes, very nice bike for a great price. About the only downside is limited tire clearance. I would think 28 will be max if not 25. But if thats not a problem, Id say go for it.
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Probably 25mm max

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Yes, very nice bike for a great price. About the only downside is limited tire clearance. I would think 28 will be max if not 25. But if thats not a problem, Id say go for it.
Not a problem for me. I have a 1991 Ochsner that is very similar. I can mount 28s on it and ride them in cool to cold weather. If it is warm at all the tires will not clear the brake calipers once they heat up and expand. I am going to see the Miyata tomorrow. It may be a case of exchanging components from one bike to the other, depending on the comparable condition.
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Just be sure to check top tube for the cable entry/exit points. They are prone to cracks.
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Just be sure to check top tube for the cable entry/exit points. They are prone to cracks.
I was about to say this. Its why I like the 85 and 86 years. No holes to worry about. But if theyre ok at this point Id imagine theyd stay ok.
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I've found several in the last few years with serious frame cracks. YMMV.
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https://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%20PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%2088.pdf
1988
Miyata catalog.
Wheels, if original, are Wolber.
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