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Frame ID Help: Is this Miyata 1000 or Specialized Expedition?

Old 11-09-08, 02:52 PM
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Frame ID Help: Is this Miyata 1000 or Specialized Expedition?

I picked up (rescued) this frame set today from a guy who had lost interest in a "fixie project". His words not mine. I hate the term "fixie". Anyway, this frame came with Shimano cantilever brakes, Mavic MA40 Wheels w/ Specialized sealed hubs and some other assorted odds and ends.

I have attached pics and judging by the serial number (see pics) I think it is a Miyata built frame. It has heart shaped cut-outs on the fork tangs and a hole in the bottom head tube lug for internal wiring(?) My pics are not the best as I was in a hurry.

The person I got it from decided to paint it to "make it look cool, all one color" and rattled canned it with the cranks and chain on! I ended up trading him a Gary Fischer Wahoo mountain bike I trash picked for this.

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Old 11-09-08, 03:40 PM
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Its NOT a Miyata....other than that I have no idea.
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Old 11-09-08, 04:48 PM
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UPDATE: I scraped the some of the yellow paint off and the original color was a deep blue. Also the rear brake bridge is threaded for fender attachment as is the chainstay bridge and there are three sets of bottle mounts. Both the seat stay bridge and the chainstay bridge are of the heavier duty type w/ diamond type mounts to the frame. The fork steerer tube is marked Tange 3B. The drop outs are Shimano (I think) and the cranks are a Sugino triple X3000(?) hard to read under the yellow paint........

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Old 11-09-08, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
its not a miyata....other than that i have no idea.
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Old 11-09-08, 05:57 PM
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I don't know. I'm not an expert, but the rear brake bridge looks a lot like the one on this 1984 1000:

http://bp2.blogger.com/_whtVpXkKwlQ/...0-h/img060.jpg

L is for 1984.

Here:

http://bp0.blogger.com/_whtVpXkKwlQ/...0-h/img074.jpg

are the specs.

and here:

http://bp2.blogger.com/_whtVpXkKwlQ/...0-h/img075.jpg

are some more.

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Old 11-09-08, 06:13 PM
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Looks like one hell of a tourer under all of that...

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Well I found this link to a site detailing a Specialized Expedition and this seat lug cluster looks to be very similar.....

http://www.daystarbotanicals.com/bic...r_700x525.html
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I think that seat lug on the Expedition is close to yours, but the lug points are longer and more filed. Still, could be!

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The guy with the spray can fetish needs all his bikes rescued....

Not that I'd criticize him doing what he wants with his bikes.....
But.............. yellow?

I agree it's not a Miyata.

I also recommend you take the chain off and take the bike to a body shop.
They can either sell you some stuff or recommend a jobber who has a product to remove that paint without damaging the underlying coats.
They use it all the time on vandalized and overspray jobs.
Once you do that, you'll have a sense of direction, and less of a sense of !
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
The guy with the spray can fetish needs all his bikes rescued....

Not that I'd criticize him doing what he wants with his bikes.....
But.............. yellow?

I agree it's not a Miyata.

I also recommend you take the chain off and take the bike to a body shop.
They can either sell you some stuff or recommend a jobber who has a product to remove that paint without damaging the underlying coats.
They use it all the time on vandalized and overspray jobs.
Once you do that, you'll have a sense of direction, and less of a sense of !
+1 on the above but...while he did not have the presence of mind to remove the cranks or chain, he did do a rather thorough job of sanding off the original paint.....
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Originally Posted by fender1 View Post
+1 on the above but...while he did not have the presence of mind to remove the cranks or chain, he did do a rather thorough job of sanding off the original paint.....
Dr. Deltronator - you are wanted in the emergency room!

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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Dr. Deltronator - you are wanted in the emergency room!

-Kurt
Not for this one. Is has been diagnosed as "terminally small" It is 56 c-c seat tube) I ride a 59 c-c seat tube. At best, a nice coat of powder and a date with ebay.
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