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How to determine age of Miyata 210

Old 06-16-08, 01:22 PM
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How to determine age of Miyata 210

I have a Miyata 210 that I'm at least the third owner of. It's far from being a great bike, bike it's fun and comfortable to ride. I have no issue taking this bike for 40 mile rides.
Serial number seems to be T954825, first number may be a 1 instead of T.
Is there a site to determine the year this bike was built?
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There's a thread here somewhere that has lots of Miyata catalogs you can look at. That's how I determined my 210 is a 1985 model. I can't remember the title of the thread now, but maybe someone else will. Do you have a picture? Maybe it's the same as mine!
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Old 06-17-08, 05:25 PM
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Based on the serial numberl, it should be a 1991 or 1992 model.
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I think this link might be of interest.
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Thanks for the link Jaeger. I think it's an 81 or earlier. My bike had braze ons under the top tube, brake levers with the extra handles and the center pull brake, plus the color matches the 1981 catalog. Seems after 81 they located the the cable braze ons above the top tube.
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