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Miyata 1000 "before" & "after"

Old 02-05-09, 11:57 AM
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Miyata 1000 "before" & "after"

Here are before/after photos of the 1000 I bought on Superbowl Sunday. I finished the relube/recondition/polish yesterday. After lots of elbow grease, Bar Keepers Friend powder for the chrome/steel (contains oxalic acid), and Wenol polish for the alloy, the 28 year old tourer cleaned up really sweet. I did replace a few of the original componets as follows:

Stem: replaced S/R with a Nitto Technomic, allowing higher position (I'm 6' tall).
Bars: replaced 34mm Sakae bars with 43mm Modolo ergo-bars. Black cork wrapped the bars.
Brake levers: replaced Dia-Compe with Shimano 105 Aero levers w/internal spring return.
Shift levers: swapped out Suntour vinyl coated levers with non-vinyl coated (longer levers).
Seat: from Avocet Touring I, to Vetta Anatomic.
I'll bag up all the original stuff and save for the future.
I've got some full fenders off a Schwinn Suburban on the way, and am on the lookout for some bar-end shifters (if anyone has a spare set f/s, let me know).

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Great job dude!
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Fantastic job, thanks for sharing.

It's great to see a nice bike go to an owner who deserves it.

Time to go out and get it wet...
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Wow - that's in super shape. You've done it proud. Personally, I'd put toe clips back on, but whatever.
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What the little pin sticking out of the frame above the cluster do?
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Its a chain holder; keeps tension on the chain when the rear wheel is off and prevents it from rubbing on the shiny paint.

Good lookin bike!
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Originally Posted by jbonamici View Post
Wow - that's in super shape. You've done it proud. Personally, I'd put toe clips back on, but whatever.
Oh yeah, I forgot. It had some aftermarket plastic toeclips on it. I'm gonna go find some metal clips and leather straps.
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Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
Fantastic job, thanks for sharing.

It's great to see a nice bike go to an owner who deserves it.

Time to go out and get it wet...

That won't be hard to do around here (that's why I have fenders on the way)....seems like it's always raining, just like your 'hood.
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It's just not the same without the bungee cords ...

No seriously, nice bike and nice job!
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Few things are as appealing as a nice, clean bicycle. Now comes the harder part - keeping it that way when you're riding it all the time.
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Originally Posted by sekaijin View Post
It's just not the same without the bungee cords ...

No seriously, nice bike and nice job!
Here's a funny about the bungees:
When I went to purchase the bike, the owner and I were going over the bike etc. in his garage, his young daughter (4-5 yrs old) came in while we were talking, and I heard her say in the background "daddy, can I have the bungee cords?". It didn't even register with me at the time, I actually didn't even notice them on the bike, I was looking at other components........ When I got home, I finally realized what she was talking about.......I'm so clueless.
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Originally Posted by 2Fer View Post
When I got home, I finally realized what she was talking about.......I'm so clueless.
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Aint 'giddy' and 'clueless' the same thing when you're about to get a nice bike??

I'd be clueless too. Very nice machine. You do the bike proud.
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Very nice work. Have I mentioned I want one?

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I'm so clueless.
No you weren't. You were focused.
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Lovely. Simply, lovely.

And it's my size too. I'll have to keep looking.
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Originally Posted by 2Fer View Post
Here's a funny about the bungees:
When I went to purchase the bike, the owner and I were going over the bike etc. in his garage, his young daughter (4-5 yrs old) came in while we were talking, and I heard her say in the background "daddy, can I have the bungee cords?". It didn't even register with me at the time, I actually didn't even notice them on the bike, I was looking at other components........ When I got home, I finally realized what she was talking about.......I'm so clueless.
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She'd probably love it if you mailed them to her....
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Very nice, but no plans for a pump? It's impressive how clean the "before" bike was, either it was well cared for or never used. It sounds goofy but what jumps out at me most is how much better the chainring bolts look!
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Very nice, but no plans for a pump? It's impressive how clean the "before" bike was, either it was well cared for or never used. It sounds goofy but what jumps out at me most is how much better the chainring bolts look!
I bought it from the original owner, and he did indeed care for the bike well, I was lucky to find it. It was on Portland CL, and as it turned out, only about 15 blocks from me. I'd never even seen one before, and really knew nothing about it, but I did know that Miyata had a good product. It just looked like a well built bike, and I got there first thing Sunday morning.
Actually, it came with a silver Zefal Hp pump and a chrome umbrella clip. I just didn't mount it back up yet.
Bar Keepers Friend powder worked really well on the chainring bolts, and all the other chrome parts.
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how did you do that ???

i have an older bike that is in similar condition to the before pictures you show.
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Originally Posted by Wino Ryder View Post


Aint 'giddy' and 'clueless' the same thing when you're about to get a nice bike??

I'd be clueless too. Very nice machine. You do the bike proud.
Well said, it is a really good feeling that never grows old.
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how did you do that ???

i have an older bike that is in similar condition to the before pictures you show.
PM me, I can share some ideas. Maybe even post a photo or three.
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very, very good job.
sorry to see the bungees go, NOT.
excellent example of what can be done.
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Excellent job on your 1000 ..........

You did a wonderful job bringing her up to snuff! I am also rebuilding a very clean 1981 Miyata 1000 I bought from a fellow in Rhode Island a few weeks ago.

I have her almost complete with just the front derailer, chain, handlebar tape and the brakes to install. I have the original brakes but have ordered a set of NOS Suntour XC Pro cantilevers for it and am waiting for them to arrive. I also replaced the original shifters with Shimano 600's. I'm about a week behind you. My bike is a 25" frame, I can't really tell if yours is a 23" or 25" by the photo's, but none the less, she is a real beauty.

Here are a few photos of mine, the two in the snow were taken at the prior owners home in Rhode Island. She now resides in Phoenix, AZ.

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Miyata 1k rebuild

Nice job on the rebuild. I recently overhauled my 1981 Miyata 1k and I'll be riding it down the California coast next week. Wish me luck!

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Can I join the party? 1982 Miyata One Thousand.

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