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I'm simple, I see a Miyata with cantis, I buy it.

Old 07-25-20, 10:01 PM
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I'm simple, I see a Miyata with cantis, I buy it.

Got on the road early to be the first at the yard sale to buy this bike:

Mystery Miyata with Cantis.
Turns out it was an '85 610, and a garage kept time capsule at that!

Pardon the messy workshop, it's been a busy week

Yup, six ten

Nice Paint!

Is this a type of chainstay protector?

Original tires!

85 catalog.
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Old 07-25-20, 10:10 PM
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Beautiful bike, yes that is a chainstay protector, it just prevents any kind of chain slap from messing up the paint on the stay during shifting.
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Old 07-25-20, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by CMC SanDiego View Post
.. yes that is a chainstay protector, ..

Figured it was either that or an attachment point for lazer beams.

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Nice pick up!
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Seems like a solid plan.
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Lazer beam attachment or not, that's a super clean find. The Miyatas from that era do not disappoint.
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Old 07-26-20, 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by billytwosheds View Post
...Miyatas from that era do not disappoint.
I agree, I just wish I could find one in my size! Here's my 91ish Triple Cross, before and after, also too big.

Before

After
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Could you show us a photo taken from the front or back showing the cantis in detail? That might pinpoint the year of my Miyata 610 I acquired in 1990 when my previous fix gear died. I rode it about a day and liked the those Shimano cantis so much I took the Mafacs of my Mooney and put those on, 30 years later, they are still there.

The Miyata never got the glory. My year-round workhorse. Several hard crashes. 18 years and 27,000 miles under me. It as too big and too short so I had an enormous stem made that was a revelation and started me lengthening the stems on all my bikes. Died in an ignominious wreck I walked away from unhurt. It was never much to look at in my hands, but what a well made frame! Zero issues. It's going to hang on to second place in the mileage totals for another few years.

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That would be a great accessory! Too bad it is just to protect the paint. Great find, especially nowadays!
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Explain the canti advantage please. I have an 83 Miyata 610 that I am trying to work all the noises out of. Do Cantis facilitate an easier wheel size change? I absolutely love my 610. If I can get every tick, ping, and rattle worked out it will move to the front of the line.
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Explain the canti advantage please. I have an 83 Miyata 610 that I am trying to work all the noises out of. Do Cantis facilitate an easier wheel size change? I absolutely love my 610. If I can get every tick, ping, and rattle worked out it will move to the front of the line.
The main advantage to cantilevers on a touring bike is the extra clearance around the wheel for fenders and/or larger tires. They can also be adjusted for more power than you would get from a typical side-pull brake. Their disadvantage is they usually don't have a lot of adjustment up and down to accommodate a different wheel size, like from 27" to 700.
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"I'm simple, I see a Miyata with cantis, I buy it."



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Old 07-26-20, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
Could you show us

Hope this helps
...the cantis in detail?
Hope this helps
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Sweet, you found my bike’s twin. 😁 I just bought that exact bike in that exact color, not very long ago. 😎 You got the Sansin Gyro-Master hubs, didn’t you? These are easily the nicest hubs I’ve ever used. 👍
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79pmooney Did you know about the Miyata catalogs on ragandbone? https://www.ragandbone.ca/Miyata/miyata_selector.html - Might help you ID your old friend.
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Originally Posted by guy1138 View Post
Hope this helps
Thanks! Those are the brakes. So my 610 was probably an '85 and that was the time Shimano was making those wonderful calipers (that are near perfect copies of the old Mafacs, geometry-wise but so much nicer to work on). I wish Shimano made far more of those. Mine are still in use and have (very roughly) 30,000 miles with me

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Easy to tell the manufacture year of Miyata bikes of this vintage my the serial number. See T-mar's post of Asian serial numbers in the sticky threads at the top of this fub-forum!!
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My lady friend was kind enough to grab this for me earlier this month, as it was close to her home. The thick layer of dust kept the paint in immaculate shape.

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When “simple” works, it works well!

Love the paint colour!
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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post
Easy to tell the manufacture year of Miyata bikes of this vintage my the serial number. See T-mar's post of Asian serial numbers in the sticky threads at the top of this fub-forum!!
But tough to read the serial on a frame I recycled 12 years ago.
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@oddjob2, what are you going to do with that bike?
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Originally Posted by guy1138 View Post
I agree, I just wish I could find one in my size! Here's my 91ish Triple Cross, before and after, also too big.
Too big, you say? Mine’s actually too small, but I can “make” it fit pretty good, lol. Meaning a higher stem & seat post. 🙂

What part of the country are you in?
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What part of the country are you in?
Central Texas. Yeehaw!
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Central Texas. Yeehaw!
That’d be a pretty good ride, I’m in Sacramento now. 😁
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
My lady friend was kind enough to grab this for me earlier this month, as it was close to her home. The thick layer of dust kept the paint in immaculate shape.
That looks more my size, let me know if you want to trade!
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