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Miyata 210 frame same as 610? And what to expect.

Old 01-23-23, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by sd5782
Are those Shimano ratcheting shifters? I have several Suntour ones but have never tried the Shimano. Wasnít there also a nicely equipped Miyata 215GT in the eighties? It seems like I saw one posted, or saw in the catalogs and was impressed with it also.
They are. And yeah the 215GT is what the 210 turned into in the late eighties
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I have those shifters on my '85 610, paired with a Deore XT rear derailleur and a newer Shimano freewheel. I think it shifts great. They are L-412 shifters, or Light Action shifters, and they really do have a light action.
The seat post lug ears on you 610 look different than the 610 or 1000, which look similar to each other. On the 610 / 1000 they look like a round piece brazed to the lug with recesses for the seat post bolt & nut. On the 210 they appear to be stamped pieces. Also the seat stay end treatment at the seat post lug is different. On the 610 & 1000 they are concave.
If the paint is loose near around what looks like a crack, it might be from rust underneath, which could have been caused by the paint cracking and letting moisture in, or moisture getting in some other way causing the rust and subsequent paint cracking. Or maybe it's just a crack in the ear. I think I'd want to probe it to find out what's going on. Maybe find some touch up paint before doing anything.
That's a really nice looking 210!
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Yanno, I of course understand the pecking order of bicycle models and which features get left out the lower you go and why- but the more I think about it the more insane it is to me that there arenít two bottle cages bosses on this bike. Seems like a step too far on what is otherwise designated as a ďgrand touringĒ bike.

The lack of second bottle is too stark of a contrast up against nice tubing (frame at least), cantis and a 40 spoke rear wheel.
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Frame polished and waxed. Not the best light but you get the idea. Real nice paint!




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What's happened with the seat post clamp "crack"?
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Originally Posted by John Nolan
What's happened with the seat post clamp "crack"?
Ah yes should've mentioned. During cleaning some paint flaked off in that area, no crack!
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Good!
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That is looking great. I'll be interested in your thoughts on it in comparison to your Voyageur.
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Originally Posted by beicster
That is looking great. I'll be interested in your thoughts on it in comparison to your Voyageur.
While I'll be giving it a long shakedown ride when completed, this is going to a friend for her to join in some weekend trips. It's too small for me but I certainly will give whatever kind of report I can.

I've got a real clean set of 700c 36h wheels that I want to use, but not sure if the DC 960s are as effective for this as some of the 98x models. If not I may spring for a new set of brakes. Sticking with the 27s is still on the table though.
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Found a pair of low mileage 981s for cheap. Should be good to go.
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Some 1 1/4” Paselas would do nicely on that in 27”.
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Originally Posted by sd5782
Some 1 1/4” Paselas would do nicely on that in 27”.
And I've got a few pairs of those so that'd work, but I have some 700c Ukai's with Sansin sealed hubs (basically what came on this 210 in 27") that came off of an '88 615 and are like new, lubed up and trued. Going with those first since I've got the DC 981s on the way.
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Nearly done with the rebuild and Iím pretty surprised at how easily this thing could fit 35s with fenders. These are 32s but the amount of room left is remarkable, both front and back. My 86 Voyageur can do 35 but the fender fit has to be perfect. Iím thinking this could even go to 38s.

700c wheels btw, not 27Ē.


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I can't post links yet, otherwise I would post the 1986 catalogue. If you google, you will find it out there. Beautiful bike, nice job on the restore. There's a 210 near me for sale and I want one badly, but it is the wrong colour which for a rider is a major problem imo.
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Better photos coming but this is done minus some tweaks here and there. Still working on a front rack solution. Brake levers, cantis, pedals and of course saddle are not original, the rest is (including the cable housing, which is a little long still).


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Dang, That is a stunner! And I agree about your previous comment of how just one bottle mount feels like a crime. Maybe it’s because we’re desert rats? And I think we’ve talked about it before, but when it’s time for new hoods, you HAVE to try the SOMA Campy hoods. They fit those levers perfectly.
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Originally Posted by squarenoise
Dang, That is a stunner! And I agree about your previous comment of how just one bottle mount feels like a crime. Maybe itís because weíre desert rats? And I think weíve talked about it before, but when itís time for new hoods, you HAVE to try the SOMA Campy hoods. They fit those levers perfectly.
You may be right about the water bottle thing, and yeah I recall your mention of those hoods!

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Yes! Even better outdoors. That bar tape and cable housing play well with the decals. Looks fantastic! All that’s left is centering those tire logos with the valve stems
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Originally Posted by squarenoise
Yes! Even better outdoors. That bar tape and cable housing play well with the decals. Looks fantastic! All thatís left is centering those tire logos with the valve stems
I always try and this is about as close as I ever get once the tire is on
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