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Old 01-02-18, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
excellent 1000. love the front rack! those are getting difficult to find.
Thanks!

You just have to keep watching eBay and either have the price be in your comfort zone or not... I got lucky with the Vetta racks. SOMA had a front rack with this style of attachment.
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So many beautiful bicycles in here.

My Sport Cross:
One of these moments where I am actually truly jealous because of not owning a bike like this. Just awesome.
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‘84 310 sold last year


‘85 710 60cm but same top length tube as the 57cm size. Little less pelvic clearance, but can get the bars high and comfy! Rode it to work this morning!


‘86 710 57cm Chromo fork, zippy!



The fiancé’s got her own ‘86 710 and I think an ‘85 210 for her commuting and zipping around. I’ve got an ‘84 610 down to the frame that I’m cleaning up. Oh yeah! And an ‘89 CT3000, it’s a carbon wrapped aluminum APA bonded frame, with middling Groupo hung off it. I actually had it sold but it came back to me! For the sale I was asked to put a flat bar on it, and I ended up digging the ride. In motorcycle terms it’d be a “hoodlum bike” a race bike with flatbars and higher center of gravity wants to wheelie all day. This is like that!!

...And with the help of a generous facilitator I’ve got something very special coming in the post in the next week or two...

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Old 08-28-18, 12:48 PM
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Diana workin in her 210


912, to big and sold
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Old 10-16-19, 11:01 AM
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almost never see these in Kansas City--finally got one
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Old 10-16-19, 12:51 PM
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two team one friction and eroica ready the other modern gear

85 team with 105 5800 group



84 team with mixed year Dura ace

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Miyata 718a

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Old 12-14-19, 09:56 PM
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1986 Pro Miyata and 1987 Koga Miyata Fullpro


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Old 12-14-19, 10:42 PM
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Recently acquired 112 to use as my winter trainer bike Love the details on this entry level bike


As found

SIS shifters

pantographed fork crown

Set up on the trainer
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Old 12-15-19, 03:01 AM
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My Miyata 1000 from the 1980's ...

Still work in progress (I've spent a lot of money so far and am 90% done)
I received the bike in original condition .... I had been searching for 4 years to find one in my size (50cm) and found this one from a seller in Germany ... I normally ride a 52cm, but the Miyata top tube is longer so this was the important criteria for sizing ... the 50cm Miyata top tune is the same length as my 52cm Trek Emonda SL6 ....

His late dad bought it brand new in 1984 ... rode it a few times and hated drop bars and was nervous to ride it through the traffic, so he never rode it and it was stored inside his home ....It's in mint condition and I paid £560 (which included the £80 for shipping via courier)It cxame with the original 36/40 spoked wheels and had the original Miyata 32 mm wide Radial tyres

so far I've changed the saddle to my trusted and comfortable Brooks Cambium C17 carved ..... I've had a new wheelset built (HED Belgium Plus rims, SON28 front dynamo hub .... Royce rear hub

I've added dynamo lights (Supernova E3 triple front and rear), I removed the original Miyata mudguards and replaced them with wider Honjo hammered mudguards which now allows me to use tyres up to 36mm wide using mudguards

I've added 3 Nitto bottlecages and a Brass Japaneze Crane suzu bell

I changed the original pedals to Shimano SPD

I've added a K-Edge garmin/GoPro combo mount

I have most of the Miss Grape Bike Packing bags

I have the Garmin Varia Radar unit and a Cygolite Pro 200 rear backup light ... I also have a Garmin Virb Ultra 30 front camera, a Cycliq Fly 6 rear camera

still to do:
buy front and rear Tubus Racks (The bike came with original bespoke built Miyata front and rear racks but I need the Tubus which is a much bigger diameter tube and much stronger), I need to get 4 Ortlieb pannier bags, Sinewave revolution to charge powerbanks whilst riding, and I need a USB helmet light as a backup and a new Garmin 830 satnav (I will use my existing Edge 1000 and have the 830 as a backup ...

then I think I'm done (then I need to start getting camping and fishing gear)

I use this bike as my daily commuter, and will be touring and riding long Audax rides on it .... My first tour is next year .... wild camping/fishing around a part of the Wild Atlantic way in Ireland which will include fishing with a drone (I used to live on the beach and fished most days .... so I'm really looking forward to this trip ... I'm also planning touring Wales and Scotland around the coast

I know that many will say I should have kept it original, but I wanted a really good steel touring bike to ride daily and many have said that the 1980's Miyata 1000 was one of the best, even in today's standards .... I currently ride close to 300Km a week and will increase that soon ...

the bike rides amazing (I currently have Continental GP5000 tubeless tyres in 32mm wide) .... The bike is very comfortable and the new wheels have made a huge difference .... I also paid £200 to have a proper bike fit that was done using a computer (STT 3DMA system .... that was amazing and they set up the bike spot on, including my cleats ..... I will have my other bike setup aswell)






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Old 12-17-19, 09:57 PM
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Two 610 i have them now:




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Old 12-17-19, 11:14 PM
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I got this Miyata Seven ten for $30.00 Canadian. It came with a Campgnolo rear derailleur and Shimano 105 hubs and Campagnolo brake levers with Dia Compe 500 brake calipers. This is it after it was first rebuilt.











Here's how it looked when I brought it home.











It's a double butted frame and someone here told me it's a 1984 model.

I've since change some components on it and will post images of it as it looks now when I take the images.

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Old 12-18-19, 06:00 AM
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That's amazing, a bike like that for 30 bucks. Should be good for another 40 years.
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Old 12-18-19, 10:23 AM
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Here's my Koga-Miyata on its way to becoming a speedy 5-speed commuter with drum brakes and a dynohub:
Hardtlite chrome molybdeum FM-1 tubing with a Hi-Manga fork. Tubing designed by Koga but made by Miyata. Some models even have the splined, triplebutted version of it but I can't tell on this model.


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Originally Posted by lubloi View Post
That's amazing, a bike like that for 30 bucks. Should be good for another 40 years.
On top of thatthe tires were brand new never mounted and still had the card for hanging them wrapped around them. They were Serfas Seca tires and were worth more than t he $30.00 I paid for the bike.

It's too bad that the gear-like part on the rear derailleur that replaces a normal B-screw broke. That's why I changed out that Campagnolo rear derailleur. The bike had Campagnolo brake levers on it but I don't know which ones they are. The crankset has the same bolt center diameter as my Campagnolo Triomphe one has.

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1986 Pro Miyata


Derailleurs and shifters upgraded to Superbe Pro. Pedals are Dura Ace 7400, selle San Marco concor light saddle, Suntour GPX brake levers, Michelin Pro 4 endurance tires. Rest of the bike is stock Suntour Sprint.
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Originally Posted by Miele Man View Post
I got this Miyata Seven ten for $30.00 Canadian.

Here's how it looked when I brought it home.


It's a double butted frame and someone here told me it's a 1984 model.
Yeah, looks like a 1984 based on the graphics. That would also mean it has (well, should have) splined triple-butted (STB) tubing, made directly by Miyata. Smokin' deal!

BTW, is that a purpose-built tow rig you have on the towing vehicle? Looks like you've pulled things home this way before.
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
Yeah, looks like a 1984 based on the graphics. That would also mean it has (well, should have) splined triple-butted (STB) tubing, made directly by Miyata. Smokin' deal!

BTW, is that a purpose-built tow rig you have on the towing vehicle? Looks like you've pulled things home this way before.
No, it;s not a purpose built towing rig. Yes, I have brought many bicycles home that way. What I do now if I need to tow another bicycle somewhere is lke I did there = I put the front forks on the inside of my rear bicycle rack. However now, I protect the front fork by slipping a length of cutoff bicycle inner tube over each fork lag before putting it into the rack. I also use a couple of 48" Arno straps to secure the towed bicycle to the rack and a couple of toe-straps to secure the front fork legs to the side legs of the rear rack. that makes the towed bicycle very steady and you wouldn't even know it was being towed as you ride the towing bicycle.

I used to get a lot of bicycles fro a fellow just outside of town but unfortunately he has passed away.

If I were going to tow a bicycle on a regular basis now I'd get one of these and mount it on my rear rack. I'd still use the two Arno straps as safety straps though.




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^^^^^ Neat idea; I have some old Saris roof rack mount points that just might be adaptable to the purpose.
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
Yeah, looks like a 1984 based on the graphics. That would also mean it has (well, should have) splined triple-butted (STB) tubing, made directly by Miyata. Smokin' deal!

BTW, is that a purpose-built tow rig you have on the towing vehicle? Looks like you've pulled things home this way before.
STB (splined-triple-butted) tubing didn't reach the 710 level until 1987. my '86 is triple-butted, but NOT splined.
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Oops, I stand corrected! I could swear I saw "splined" in the '84 catalog, but looking again, it just says triple-butted. Still, I was impressed to learn that they made their own tubing BITD.
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Currently working on restoring a 1984 Miyata 1000. Such a great bike! I'll share some photos as soon as I hit 10 posts.
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Currently working on restoring a 1984 Miyata 1000. Such a great bike! I'll share some photos as soon as I hit 10 posts.
When you get to the 10 posts, post the pics in the dedicated Miyata 1000 thread please

Show Your Miyata 1000!
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When you get to the 10 posts, post the pics in the dedicated Miyata 1000 thread please
Thanks for the heads up! I hadn't seen that thread yet. Still waiting on a couple missing pieces, but will hopefully share the complete bike soon.
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