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Old 07-20-20, 07:17 AM
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i just bought the bike today.
It is a future project.
Is anything that i should know about the bike, like "the bad"?



stunner!!!
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Old 07-20-20, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by marius.suiram View Post
I just bought the bike today.
It is a future project.
Is anything that I should know about the bike, like "the bad"?



STUNNER!!! You may also want to check your headset grease, too. I have a Fuji Touring Series V in great visual shape (as your 1000), but headset was showing signs of "Brinelling"... Fortunately it was nothing more than the grease hardening... whew! Don't let the Biopace jokes sway you... RIDE THEM, they actually WORK!!! Hope you get out for a nice long (multi-day) tour... THAT is one special bike.

Adding a plug for the Touring Series (among the nicer 80s tourers)... lucky to own both the IV and a V... the V is pretty special.
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Old 07-20-20, 02:12 PM
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I thought I saw a scratch on the frame.
Turns out it was a smudge on my monitor.

Honestly, if it weren't for the clarity of the photo, I woulda thought it was right off the showroom floor in the mid-80's.
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Old 07-21-20, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by montclairbobbyb View Post

Adding a plug for the Touring Series (among the nicer 80s tourers)... lucky to own both the IV and a V... the V is pretty special.

The TSV is one of the most very beautiful bikes- that green/teal color is irresistible to me! Plus those spoke holders- I've never gotten to ride one- but they certainly exude class like few other bikes.
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Old 08-01-20, 07:03 PM
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Bought the 610 model today


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The 610 looks to be smaller maybe a 54 or 56? Both are nice scores I would suggest getting them safe (stops and shifts) greasing the stem and seat posts and then riding them, see what you like make sure at least one of them fits. The 1000 is a stunner and very desirable as you can tell from all the drooling comments. I am fortunate to own both a 87 Trek 520 and 87 Nishiki Cresta GT from the golden age of touring bikes but have never had the pleasure of riding a Miyata 1000 or equivalent. Enjoy!
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Definitely a 54 or less.

How does this man score a minty 1000 and 610 so close to each other for good deals. Mid/late 80s versions, even better.
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Old 08-02-20, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by ryansu View Post
The 610 looks to be smaller maybe a 54 or 56? Both are nice scores I would suggest getting them safe (stops and shifts) greasing the stem and seat posts and then riding them, see what you like make sure at least one of them fits. The 1000 is a stunner and very desirable as you can tell from all the drooling comments. I am fortunate to own both a 87 Trek 520 and 87 Nishiki Cresta GT from the golden age of touring bikes but have never had the pleasure of riding a Miyata 1000 or equivalent. Enjoy!
The 610’s were sized by the inch, that’s a 21”

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The 610’s were sized by the inch, that’s a 21”
I still don’t understand how and why both are used in the same catalog, both for upper level bikes.
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I still don’t understand how and why both are used in the same catalog, both for upper level bikes.
Me neither!!

And the 23” is definitely not the same as the 57cm. It’s not like they were just using inches for the 2nd tier bikes.

I’ve had a 23” ‘84 310, and a 57cm ‘85 710 And they are not the same size.

I still have an ‘84 610 frame, 23” and a ‘91 1KLT bike, 57cm, and the 23 is taller in all instances.
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It's not obvious now, but there was a big price difference between a 610 and a 1000. Metric sizing was something that was really only used by higher end bikes at the time.
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