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Old 05-06-08, 12:48 PM   #1
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Info request: Miyata Elevation 200

So my current winter bike is an old Miyata Elevation 200. It has pretty cheap components but I bought it a few years ago, used for $125 and it has served me very well. Currently I use it in the winter because the road salt will kill components in a dreadful way.

I'm thinking about converting it into an xtracycle and was wondering if anyone had any information on it. Opinions on frame quality are really what I'm looking for as I'll probably be replacing the wheels and maybe upgrade the BB and cranks.

Is it worth sinking a bit of money into or should I just leave it as my winter bike and find a better frame to tinker with?
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I have an older Miayta 210 road bike that was converted to fixed gear. Don't know if this is equal to the 200. I also bought it used and am currently rebuilding it with better components. I've also stripped it bare, removed all braze ons and derailler attachments. The bike currently sits primed and waiting on painter to get the job done.
I've found it to be an ok all around bike with relaxed geometry. It's been a fun fg road bike.
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Have a look here:

You'll see the elevation 200 on the main page in the 1994 catalog. Seems like a good bike with chromoly main triangle and probably a medium steel rear end... chromoly fork. I don't see any reason not to convert it. It's not the lightest MTB frame out there but Miyatas are very well made and if you are building an extracycle there is no need for a lightweight frame, I say go for it.
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