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Old 03-25-19, 06:23 AM
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Miyata 710 - Small Frame

Well, I finally grabbed this Miyata 710. I'll have to decide whether I'm keeping it or flipping it. It has a small frame - 49CM - but that fits me well. All I would need to do is get a longer stem. The bike doesn't seem to have a scratch, a dent, or a speck of rust anywhere on the frame, wheels or chrome. It badly needs cleaning and lubrication, along with typical items like tires and bar wraps. Everything (except pedals) appears to be original, including the brown suede saddle and the tires. I think I did well at $95. Not the deal of the century but good enough. Yes?










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Since it fits, I would consider keeping this one. One of the higher end models, from a very respected Japanese manufacturer. Yes, you got a good deal.
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Old 03-25-19, 11:50 PM
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You did just fine. Congrats!
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Old 03-26-19, 04:05 AM
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Thanks guys.
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Needs new tubes & tires and bearings need overhauling. But, that's a fine bicycle that could last a lifetime.
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Old 03-26-19, 09:56 AM
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Needs new tubes & tires and bearings need overhauling. But, that's a fine bicycle that could last a lifetime.
Bearings were fine, just needed some new grease. Tires are on order. I'm stepping it up to 28s which are a lot more useful for the riding I do.
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Nice find,very nice.
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Finally got this back on the road. It's a keeper! Not wild about the Promax stem, but it was the right length and will do for a while. Eventually the spoke reflectors will come off and I'll look at something like a Nitto stem. For now, sweet ride!

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Very nice find! I’d cut off the turkey levers though. :-)
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Very nice find! I’d cut off the turkey levers though. :-)
That's just me. I added them! I kept the original bar/stem/lever combo intact (without safety levers) so I can always switch back. Frankly, I wouldn't own a bike without them. Or a kick stand! lol
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That's just me. I added them! I kept the original bar/stem/lever combo intact (without safety levers) so I can always switch back. Frankly, I wouldn't own a bike without them. Or a kick stand! lol
I hear you about personal choice! I also like kick stands on at least some of my bikes. Makes parking them a lot easier! But for turkey wings, i have them only on my Motobécane Mirage, which I am committed to keeping original. If nothing else, removing the wings allows you to put hoods on the levers.
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For a time, back in the early 80's, the Shimano Adamas AX group had padded turkey levers.

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Originally Posted by Aubergine View Post

I hear you about personal choice! I also like kick stands on at least some of my bikes. Makes parking them a lot easier! But for turkey wings, i have them only on my Motobécane Mirage, which I am committed to keeping original. If nothing else, removing the wings allows you to put hoods on the levers.
I've seen Shimano hoods with pop-outs for attaching safety levers.
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