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Miyata serial number database?

Old 06-16-08, 02:25 PM
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Miyata serial number database?

I recently bought a Miyata 3 speed that I believe is a 60s model. Can anyone tell me how to determine the year by the serial #? It is:

V901713

The license # on the seat tube is 72488:

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The seller confirmed that it was manufactured and sold in Japan and then taken to the US at some point.

Another question: what is the best way to remove rust? I have a product called The Must for Rust from the hardware store, which got some of it off. But the rust on the chain guard is proving tenacious.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-29-09, 05:29 PM
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Try some Oxalic Acid (Wood Bleach) on your rust. Do a search and you will see some before nad after shots from those that have used it. I picked some up (powder form) at my local Sherwin Williams paint store. Can also get it at a pharmacy, but more expensive.
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