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Old 04-22-19, 08:16 AM
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Marin San Rafael, Iím guessing around a 1998 model. Frame sticker states triple butted Tange. Weighs around 27 pounds per my luggage scale.
Seatpost was on the verge of being stuck, but got that and a few other problems/issues sorted out last night. Lingered on the local Marketplace for several weeks, guy said there was interest but many no-shows plus googlemaps wrongfully shows his address about 20 miles from where it actually is.
Short lap around the block last night, rides nice, not sure if it is a keeper yet.
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Old 04-23-19, 07:59 AM
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Just found this guy for $20:

1978 Super Cycle Gran Sport

Will let you know what it turns into...
Finished restoring the old Gran Sport. Had to fix the bottom bracket, which forced me to remove the cranks... finding new crank cotters that were the proper fit was a real pain, but after much trial and error, I found some. Also restored grimy hubs and trued the completely mangled front wheel. New tubes, tires, cables, housings, bar tape brake levers, seat, and chain. Also added some custom vinyl decals that my buddy laser-etched for me. Rides like a beaut.


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Old 04-23-19, 03:07 PM
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That’s a big jump up from where it started! Nice machine.
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I picked up this miyata a couple of days ago apparently one of the previous owners couldn't handle riding a bike with a pink head tube, so painted the head tube and the headbadge with black spray paint luckily they did no prep work so the original paint is still intact underneath does anybody know of any tricks for removing the paint without damaging the original paint underneath.

I was able to get this far by scraping the paint off with my thumbnails any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I will post more pictures when I have them. Thank you.
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Old 05-01-19, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Gashepherd View Post
I picked up this miyata a couple of days ago apparently one of the previous owners couldn't handle riding a bike with a pink head tube, so painted the head tube and the headbadge with black spray paint luckily they did no prep work so the original paint is still intact underneath does anybody know of any tricks for removing the paint without damaging the original paint underneath.

I was able to get this far by scraping the paint off with my thumbnails any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I will post more pictures when I have them. Thank you.


So, I hit the spray paint with some lacquer thinner, cleaned it right up, looks great. Thanks for the help everyone.

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Old 05-02-19, 10:29 AM
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Cool! No other pink tubes covered in black?
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Old 05-02-19, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by treebound View Post

Marin San Rafael, Iím guessing around a 1998 model. Frame sticker states triple butted Tange. Weighs around 27 pounds per my luggage scale.
Seatpost was on the verge of being stuck, but got that and a few other problems/issues sorted out last night. Lingered on the local Marketplace for several weeks, guy said there was interest but many no-shows plus googlemaps wrongfully shows his address about 20 miles from where it actually is.
Short lap around the block last night, rides nice, not sure if it is a keeper yet.
Wow, 27lbs is pretty light for a mountain bike, at least as far as I have seen. That's looks pretty nice overall. I always have a hard time justifying mountain bikes. I don't generally like to ride them, I don't generally like the bar hand position and I don't generally like the way they look. It would have to be a semi-special find for me to keep one. This one definitely has potential.
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86 Miyata 912

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Cool! No other pink tubes covered in black?
No other pink tubes.



spring has finally sprung, it's not raining for the moment, and best of all, I'm not stuck at work, so here are the promised rest of the bike pictures. It's mostly original except for the seat and the front wheel skewer. The man with the can apparently swapped out the original pedals for these but,I found some original pedals to swap back.
Didn't look quite right

it is missing the brake lever hoods, I never realized how nearly impossible it would be to find hoods for the shimano 600 EX bl-6207 brake levers

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Old 05-05-19, 05:29 PM
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Old 05-07-19, 09:18 PM
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I had my son pick this up for me. 2006 Cannondale CAAD8 R1000 frame. Ad said "never used", $50... I'm in the process of losing weight. I need to decide at what point my reward is to build this up again... 110 pounds down so far...
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Old 05-08-19, 12:07 PM
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@zjrog congrats on the weight loss are you doing anything specific to drop the #s ? I could stand to be less of a Clydesdale myself.
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Old 05-08-19, 04:20 PM
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@zjrog congrats on the weight loss are you doing anything specific to drop the #s ? I could stand to be less of a Clydesdale myself.
I had a bunch of health issues and weight related injuries that piled up and decided to have gastric sleeve surgery. I have another 30 or so I NEED to lose, put another 30 or so after that won't hurt either. Still keeps me firmly in Clydesdale territory, which being over 6 feet does that all by itself... Ninety pounds since surgery in October... But, my health is already drastically improved...
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Old 05-08-19, 05:28 PM
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Go man go! That’s one sweet ride awaiting you! Is it going piece meal or group?
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Go man go! That’s one sweet ride awaiting you! Is it going piece meal or group?
If you mean the CAAD8, I think a lot depends on what I find for deals. Originally, it was a R1000 with Ultegra. I already have a 1986 KHS Fiero that I updated with mostly 5600 series 105. And a 98 R200 CAD2 that might go Sora... So I absolutely HAVE to improve on that...

Edit: The seller finally got back to me, the frame was given to him years ago by a friend that was a bike shop manager. This was a complete bike that was stripped down for a carbon bike build. It was never sold or ridden as a complete bike. So there is no hidden stress in that carbon fork. All but a virgin frame, albeit, 13 years old...

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As is with no cleaning


Another gem from a dark place in my favorite LBS. almost giving it away, had to insist he took a couple bucks. This beaut will go on my black Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 along with: hoods the same colour or bar tape the same.

Iíve wanted a pink- black bike for awhile now. Already got the ď are you crazyĒ question!
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As is with no cleaning


Another gem from a dark place in my favorite LBS. almost giving it away, had to insist he took a couple bucks. This beaut will go on my black Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 along with: hoods the same colour or bar tape the same.

Iíve wanted a pink- black bike for awhile now. Already got the ď are you crazyĒ question!
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I sure will! It says these come in several attractive colours. Never have seen a pink one. Now having to decide between pink hoods, black tape or black hoods pink tape...
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2006 CAAD8 was a R1000... Never ridden. $50...
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Two made in Japan Shoguns today, both full Deore XT components. One with Tange Prestige frame. Ended up paying the seller more, as the condition was better than expected.

Kind of odd model names, Prairie Breaker and Ground Breaker. The blue one should fit my wife.


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Got this off Facebook yesterday for $10. Horrible picture showing a bike with 25 years of dust in it, 2 combo locks around the stem, and 2 flat tires... and what looked like a deore rear derailer. I wasnít hoping for much but for $10 I had to go look. Got there and it was a diamondback apex, full double butted true temper, and full Deore DX group. Cleaned it up a little after work today and realized that itís basically a brand new bike. The front rim didnít have any marks from the brakes, and there is no wear in the chain or cassette. May be a little small, but that may work for a drop bar conversion.
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Miyata's

Well I guess that it's official, I have developed a thing for miyata's, I just bought my third one this week
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I had my son pick this up for me. 2006 Cannondale CAAD8 R1000 frame. Ad said "never used", $50... I'm in the process of losing weight. I need to decide at what point my reward is to build this up again... 110 pounds down so far...

Now. Now is the right time.
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Well I guess that it's official, I have developed a thing for miyata's, I just bought my third one this week
Where are you finding these? I bought my 310 thirty-five years ago in California. After I moved back to Ohio, it's rare for me to even see another Miyata, let alone one available for sale.
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After years of avoiding vintage MTBs, I am seeking them out. This 1986 Rockhopper is not rideable, but I bought it for parts. Shimano thumb shifters, Deerhead derailleurs, Specialized touring crank, and Specialized dirt drop stem. If you can look beyond flat tires and scrapes and scratches, you can find nice parts. My radar starts with thumb shifters. If I see old school thumbies, I'm interested!! This one has basic pedals, but often there will be valuable pedals on these old MTBs too. And they make great recreational/commuter/college bikes.



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This is a bit of orthogonal thinking here as its saved parts vs saved bike. Recently, upon arrival at my LBS for work, I found a discarded front fender in the trash barrel out back. As I was not sure what it could become, I put in the car. At home I found that the fender stay loop (stiff stainless steel loop with bolt loops at the ends and an attachment loop in the middle) nicely fit between the mid fork bolt points on my 1987 Schwinn Voyageur and the underside of my handlebar bag. I've been looking for a way to safely load that bag with more stuff. I fabricated an interface to the bag's wire support so weight in the bag is help by both the wire support and the fork mid points - transfer that weight to lower on the frame. We'll see how it all works on a rough trail. With a couple of other fabricated interfaces, the fender has been tucked in under the rear rack to mitigate some of the muck tossed up by the rear tire. Literally, saved from the dump. Getting ready for my first rail trail camping tour.



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