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Rare Miyata California FM-5 info???

Old 05-31-15, 07:16 PM
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Rare Miyata California FM-5 info???

Hi guys, found this Miyata California in Argentina, any info about it? It has Shimano/Miyata FM-5 BB gears. Maybe they only sell this in Asia? QA31991 serial in the front tube, under the seat C79488 in a decal.
Found a lot of Thailand pages with images, but very few in English.
Sorry about quality of the images, they are from a online sales web. The last one is what the bike looks like new.
Thanks for your help!

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Based on the info from the Vintage Miyata Bicycles website, with a Q at the beginning of the serial number, your bike is from 1998.



I figured out all the serial numbers for Miyata Bicycles Made in Japan Since 1972, according with the first letter on the serial number.
A 1972 B 1973 C 1974 D 1975 E 1076 F 1977 G 1978 H 1979 I 1980 J 1981 K 1982 L 1983
M 1984 N 1985 O 1986 P 1987 Q 1998 R 1989 S 1990 T 1991 U 1992 V 1993 W 1994 X 1995
Y 1996 Z 1997
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