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Old 06-08-21, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by illenvillain View Post
what would you compare the ride to?
Itís a very nicely built frame. The paint is durable, fully chromed underneath and the frame is STIFF. The frame isnít designed to be a lightweight frame, my tiny 50cm frameset built up is about 21lbs.

I also have a Miyata 1000 (1990 champagne/gold) and the Team stiffness reminds me of the 1000 unloaded but much, much more agile.

If the Team Miyata is in your size and within your budget, Iíd say buy it! Or if the Team size ~50cm Iíll buy it from you

I (we) look forward to your ďnew bike dayĒ post!
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Old 06-08-21, 06:10 PM
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Looks like an '83 judging by the paint. Seems to be missing the downtube decal. Thanks for posting the pics. Does it have Shimano Dura Ace EX components? Do you know the seller? I'd be interested in the bike potentially if they're willing to ship. Thanks again!
If the frame is a 1983 model, then the group have been changed. It has the second version (8 gear) of Shimano 600/Ultegra (Usually called Tricolor).
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Old 06-18-21, 08:27 PM
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By the sellers measurements I cant figure out if the frame is 50cm or 52cm, although he tells me the top tube is 55cm
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Old 06-19-21, 08:18 PM
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does anyone have a link to a catalogue with the frame measurements?
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Old 06-19-21, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by illenvillain View Post
does anyone have a link to a catalogue with the frame measurements?
https://www.ragandbone.ca/Miyata/miyata_selector.html

You can identify the year of the model by the first letter of the serial number: https://classicjapanesebicycles.com/miyata-sn/

Edit - I think the early 80s have the size stamped on the BB as well. My Ď81 has 52DD (dynamdrive) so you can see if it match the size in the catalogue.

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Old 06-23-21, 07:17 PM
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Can someone please tell me if the 55cm toptube would correspond with a 52cm frame? The seller is having a hard time measuring the frame.
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Old 06-23-21, 11:40 PM
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if it is an 83 55 cm top tube is either 56 or 58

also note the 83 has the dyna drive pedals, which means different frame size if you change the crank or use adapters if it still has the AX crank

as to whether to buy it.....I have 2 and 84 and and 85 so I am prejudiced 84 is the best bike I have ridden, 85 is next , third place was a de rosa...but it was slightly too big for me so I probably did not get the full de rosa experience, so Iwould say buy it

my two

84 with durace ex/7400 mix




85 with 105 5800
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Originally Posted by illenvillain View Post
Damn, was hoping 28s would fit on it. This might be a deal breaker, as the roads here are terrible and Iíve gotten used to the plush ride the 1 1/4 panaracer paselas provide.
I would not worry 28 should not be a problem

I am running gravel king 28 in my 84 Team miyata

I am running GP5000 28 (clincher) and Vittoria corsa controls 30mm (tubular) on my 85 team miyata
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Old 06-28-21, 12:33 PM
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A 62cm Team Miyata has been for sale near me for a couple of months. Latest price is $400. Not sure of the year, but appears to be in nice condition.
Hey OutNBack -- totally forgot about this but is that Team Miyata in your neck of the woods still for sale do you know?
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Old 07-03-21, 08:59 PM
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Hey OutNBack -- totally forgot about this but is that Team Miyata in your neck of the woods still for sale do you know?
Not sure-I'm in Alaska & won't be home for a few more days. I'll check when I get back.
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I have a 1989 Team Miyata. Ride is responsive, good handling. I'm comfortable on it (for me, comfort depends a lot on the saddle). It isn't relaxed geometry or longer wheelbase like a touring bike as others have said.

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Old 07-04-21, 06:34 PM
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Late to the party on this thread, however I have direct experience with both the splined Team and non-splined 1000. Raced the 1986 Team for 10 years. Made for a great crit bike, yet was happy to glide along 90 or 100 miles. Never found it a punishing ride using 25mm tires, however on 20mm tires it was a rough ride.

Currently I commute and tour on an 85 1000. As I am quite a bit older now and find the 1000 perfectly suited to my riding style and needs. Certainly rides smooth and likes a straight line as well as any touring rig, however it does react nicely to lively input, albeit not as quick feeling as the Team. Of all the race frames I had, the Team stands out as the one I liked the most.

To have both in the stable is a great position to be in. Wish I had kept the Team, but alas it had to go many years ago.
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