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Brand new Miyata splined triple butted frames in Japan?

Old 09-11-15, 05:10 PM
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Brand new Miyata splined triple butted frames in Japan?

Howdy everyone,

I recently gained an interest in C&V bicycles following a Miyata 1000 purchase. While cleaning it up and upgrading its parts for daily commuting, I became curious about the company and the proprietary Miyata STB tubing. Apparently, Miyata is still producing lugged STB frames for the Japanese market: (PDF catalog) https://www.miyatabike.com/project/sp...rt_2015_en.pdf
In particular, this 18kt gold lugged model is stunning, and will only cost you a little over $9,000 ! Aside from the modern drivetrain, everything else looks like a throwback to the 80's Miyata models.

The MIYATA ******************************?? Campagnolo Super Record Ver. ********** | ********** the MIYATA,Campagnolo SUPER RECORD Ver. | | MIYATA SPORT

Even the bare framesets come out at over $2,300 for the non-gold-version! I don't see any importers for Miyata bikes nowadays - is there no way to get one of these beauties outside of a vacation to Japan?
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Old 09-11-15, 05:26 PM
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I'm a huge fan of miyatas but if I were looking for a racing bike, I'd find a team miyata. They're out there and it will save you a few thousands dollars . . .
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Old 09-11-15, 05:49 PM
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Someone posted the Miyata website in a thread about their resurrected bicycle brand about a year or two ago. Smaller frames only and fewer models. Now they have English promotional materials, more models and some frames up to 60cm. Maybe they're getting ready to start moving into the American market again.
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Very classic looking. Looks like they worked from the original drawings to build it.

Not sure what the market for something like this is though, as there are a boat load of older Miyata's on the market at any one time, and for far less money to...

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I'll be the first one to say it; that new Miyata is pretty ugly. Black and blue and carbon and bleh.

And I know there are a lot silly-priced bikes out there; but that's definitely one of them.
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
I'll be the first one to say it; that new Miyata is pretty ugly. Black and blue and carbon and bleh.
Wow, really?

Looks like the original to me. Chrome fork crown and lugs along with the chrome fork and seat stays gives it that classy 80's look. Colors look good to. Put an older Shimano 600 group on there and I would never think it was brand new. Different strokes I guess...


Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
And I know there are a lot silly-priced bikes out there; but that's definitely one of them.
I do agree with the above though.
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
I'll be the first one to say it; that new Miyata is pretty ugly. Black and blue and carbon and bleh.
Did you view the first PDF?

I thought there was a boatload of aesthetically pleasing bikes.
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Few of us here buy anything new, anyway, but it's very nice that Miyata is doing this. One wonders what would Surly do if the 1000 was back in the game at a competitive price....
As for racing, the Team Miyata and the 912's, boy, they are nice. I don't think Miyata made a clunker. I had a Two Ten that was well made, well finished, and well appointed.
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Nice bike.....but personally, I kinda draw the line at things like 18kt gold plating on a bike, as it is just useless boutique type bling......
Like how some people will have gold crowns put on their front teeth like jewelry they show off when they smile....... yeccchh!
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
One wonders what would Surly do if the 1000 was back in the game at a competitive price....
Nothing.

Different pricepoint, different expectations.

I think most people are OK with a TIG welded bike of decent construction. People have come to expect TIG welding. A lugged touring bike is an extravagance.
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I'll take an MS in blue please and thank you.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Few of us here buy anything new, anyway, but it's very nice that Miyata is doing this. One wonders what would Surly do if the 1000 was back in the game at a competitive price....
As for racing, the Team Miyata and the 912's, boy, they are nice. I don't think Miyata made a clunker. I had a Two Ten that was well made, well finished, and well appointed.

Gratuitous shot of my 912 with full Shimano 600 Tri-Color group, man I love this bike

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