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1989 Miyata 618 GT

Old 07-05-15, 07:01 PM
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1989 Miyata 618 GT



I just picked this up today.
It needs a wheel set and a few other parts.
I'm not in a hurry to get it done. I can take my time and look
for good deals on the parts I need.
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Old 07-05-15, 07:27 PM
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But hey, you already got the racks ! Good score.
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Great bikes. Nice score. Sold a 57cm and have a 60 waiting to be restored...

Miyata Bicycle Catalogs: Miyata Catalog 1989


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Thanks for the link curbtender.

When I said I wasn't in a hurry to build it, what I meant was that on my
past builds I just used whatever parts were on hand. Three of my five bikes have mismatched wheels.
I want some appropriate and nice parts for this bike.
I hope I can get it done this summer.
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I had one of those for a while. I seem to remember a looong top tube.
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Great score, the later 61X series Miyata's had the same frame geometry has the much vaulted 1000's. So you have yourself quite the tourer! Enjoy.
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I had one of those for a while. I seem to remember a looong top tube.
That's interesting.

According to the chart- the 54 size (which is the only size I ever pay close attention to) the top tube is 54.5. For the bikes I feel the most comfortable on, the top tube is 55 for a 54 seat tube- so 1 cm longer. I have a Voyageur SP- that is 54 x 54. That can feel cramped compared to my Treks.

As I recall as I was evaluating a Miyata 1000- it was something like a 51x51. I don't think I could have done that.
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That's interesting.

According to the chart- the 54 size (which is the only size I ever pay close attention to) the top tube is 54.5. For the bikes I feel the most comfortable on, the top tube is 55 for a 54 seat tube- so 1 cm longer. I have a Voyageur SP- that is 54 x 54. That can feel cramped compared to my Treks.

As I recall as I was evaluating a Miyata 1000- it was something like a 51x51. I don't think I could have done that.
You know, I had that bike after a couple years of riding a too-small track bike . It probably just felt long by comparison
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You know, I had that bike after a couple years of riding a too-small track bike . It probably just felt long by comparison
And because my bikes are what I know- anything smaller feels short by comparison.
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I just picked this up today.
It needs a wheel set and a few other parts.
I'm not in a hurry to get it done. I can take my time and look
for good deals on the parts I need.
I'd be temped with something like that as well if it was a tad bigger...


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But hey, you already got the racks ! Good score.
Nice save. To say 'Nice rack' would probably get you banned for life...
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Nice save. To say 'Nice rack' would probably get you banned for life... [/QUOTE]

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Back to the bike...

I would be pulling parts off other bikes If I was that close to getting a great bike like that back on the road, will power you have !
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Back to the bike...

I would be pulling parts off other bikes If I was that close to getting a great bike like that back on the road, will power you have !

I'm working long hours but I have my vacation a week from now.
I'm really going to make an effort to get it done.
I have a few parts around but I'll have to buy wheels and bars.

I'll post pics when it's done.
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I will be dualy jealous when I see the pics of you and the bike out on wonderful rides. But happy for you !
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Nice save. To say 'Nice rack' would probably get you banned for life...

Hubba hubba hubba!

Some nice Sanshin sealed bearing hubs would really work on that bike!
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