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Old 08-28-11, 12:20 PM
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Is this a Miyata?

Hello everyone,

I'm new to the road bicycle scene and I recently bought a road bicycle, for commuting to/from school, from this guy who restores old bikes and throws in a custom paint job for $400.

Originally, I had picked out a Reynolds 531 Ted Williams Free Spirit, but I noticed two days later that the bike I picked up was not the Ted Williams I originally decided on. Not knowing whether to complain and get my money back or keep it (is it better/worse than the Ted Williams?), I did some researching. From what I've found, I think it's a Miyata, but what year/model, I'm not entirely sure. Hopefully, you guys may assist me in my research. The beginning four digits of the serial number is "DS61." Some of the components, like the front brakes are Raleigh, but for the most part, its has Suntour components.

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Old 08-28-11, 03:08 PM
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I don't think Miyata used that sort of semi-sloping fork crown.


That's some scheme he has going there, rattle canning god knows what and selling it for $400.
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Sorry, $150 bike with a sloppy rattle can paint job. Guy did not treat you right.

That style cable stop on the down tube is typical of a low end bike, I've seen them on several brands.

Stem shifters are backwards. Should work fine in that position.

Get your money back.

And Don't buy another bike from this guy!

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I doubt that it is a Miyata. Forks have a crown that was used on several brands of bikes. I've seen it on Schwinns and Giant-made bikes in the '80s.
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Originally Posted by Bonafide View Post
. . .I think it's a Miyata, but what year/model, I'm not entirely sure. Hopefully, you guys may assist me in my research. The beginning four digits of the serial number is "DS61."
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I know this is an old post.

Try 1987 Miyata Triton. From the serial number, frame made by Dodsun of Taiwan.
In 1987 Miyata had some models with frames made by Dodsun.
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