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Old 06-18-07, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by avenan
In the 70's, Miyata was one of the licensees of the Merckx name.

http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~uc6y-ssk/special_08.html

and

http://comics.sakura.ne.jp/cycle/miya05.htm

The above is one of them -- vertical dropouts and all. Neat bike.
Well look at that there, I learn something new everyday from this forum. Thanks for the educamation.
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Old 06-27-07, 04:27 PM
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Wow, those UW-Madison kids throw away the nicest things!

I'm glad it fell into the hands of someone who will appreciate it.
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Old 06-28-07, 05:52 AM
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Actually, I live in Japan now

This would explain my accumulation of Japanese bikes.
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So this was dumpster-dived in Japan? That may explain why it's such a rarity, this may have been a "Merckx" made only for the Japanese market, though sold as the "Full Pro" elsewhere (like in Benelux as a Koga-Miyata).
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Old 11-26-07, 02:36 AM
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My Miyata 610 has a 26.7mm post. Irritating, really. But Miyata really did it.
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My Miyata 610 has a 26.7mm post. Irritating, really. But Miyata really did it.

Is that what its stamped or is that what it measures?
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Old 11-26-07, 08:55 AM
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My goodness, that's a really nice bike! Interesting to see vertical dropouts way back in 1973, and the very early Dura-Ace is very cool - nice find! So glad to see it not end up in the trash.
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Old 11-26-07, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by avenan View Post
In the 70's, Miyata was one of the licensees of the Merckx name.

http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~uc6y-ssk/special_08.html

and

http://comics.sakura.ne.jp/cycle/miya05.htm

The above is one of them -- vertical dropouts and all. Neat bike.

In the first link, what is the strange bike at the end of the catalog? I think it says it's for "cycle ball". One of the pictures (in green and white) shows them being used.

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Originally Posted by redbarnlane View Post
In the first link, what is the strange bike at the end of the catalog? I think it says it's for "cycle ball". One of the pictures (in green and white) shows them being used.

Mike

Google is your friend. Here's a link to a cycle ball bike site:

http://www.cycle-info.bpaj.or.jp/english/ride/fs.html

Mike
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Wow, that's awesome! Who the hell would throw that away?

Throw some new cables, tubulars, brake pads, a chain, and repack some (or all) your bearings, and you've got an awesome road bike that'll last forever.
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Is that what its stamped or is that what it measures?
Both... Stamped and measured.
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Old 11-26-07, 07:48 PM
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This should go into the saved from the dump thread - it's got to be the best find yet...
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Yes it's a merckx bike made by Miyata

This thread is ancient but several factories made merckx branded bikes including miyata in 1973 Extremely high quality bike probably made for the Asian market. Would love to find and buy a 58cm version.
I'm continually surprised by people asking legitimate specific questions and receiving dozens of speculative uninformed answers.
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This thread is ancient but several factories made merckx branded bikes including miyata in 1973 Extremely high quality bike probably made for the Asian market. Would love to find and buy a 58cm version.
I'm continually surprised by people asking legitimate specific questions and receiving dozens of speculative uninformed answers.
I just read the posts in this thread. There are some observations, hardly speculative but only two uninformed posts, one of which is yours.
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Originally Posted by branko_76 View Post
I just read the posts in this thread. There are some observations, hardly speculative but only two uninformed posts, one of which is yours.
Oh good, an expert showed up. If you google "1973 Merckx miyata" you can be less ignorant. If you look at the Wikipedia page for Eddy Merckx Bicycles, you can be less ignorant. I get it, it's easier to criticize than be informed.
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Let’s stop with the bickering.
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Originally Posted by Poppaweely View Post
Oh good, an expert showed up. If you google "1973 Merckx miyata" you can be less ignorant. If you look at the Wikipedia page for Eddy Merckx Bicycles, you can be less ignorant. I get it, it's easier to criticize than be informed.
I wan't referring the the Merckx/Miyata question, I was referring to your statement regarding the other posters. Get it?
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Third post, compare and kid yourself....
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I was gonna ask for my five minutes back, but the bike porn in posts 17-18 made it worth it.
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Third post, compare and kid yourself....
I just like thwapping it on people and their stuff. People really appreciate it. They admire my girth.
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Gosh I hope you meant mirth.....
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My exact thought but I refrained, atypically.
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