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Old 07-29-09, 07:19 PM
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Bikes similar to Miyata 610?

I had a Miyata 610 for 4 months. I won't get into it,but it is now damaged. Are there any bikes similar to it? It is pretty much my dream bike but took so long for one to come around at the right price. I really loved the wide tire clearance and the geometry of the whole bike, especially because there was so much toe clearance with fenders.
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Old 07-29-09, 08:01 PM
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;_; I also had a Miyata 610 for a couple years, until I stepped inside for a few minutes too long, and someone came by and jacked it.

Miyata 210 and 1000 are really similar; basically the same bike with worse/better components. Univega touring bikes are also very similar, as they were made by Miyata. I've heard that the Specialized Expedition from the same period is comparable.

Right now I've got a Nashbar touring bike from around 1984, which came with almost identical components as the Miyata 610 had. I liked the Miyata better, but this one's still pretty nice and has some cool features like chromed dropouts and front rack mounts. I think most 80's touring bikes with cantilever brakes will be alright, but Miyata is probably the best.
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+1 The other Miyata touring bikes are pretty similar. I have a 1987 215ST. I was pleasantly surprised with the build of this bike. I was thinking it was going to be pretty low end (I bought it sight unseen off ebay), but it is not. Great frame, mid grade components (which are easy to upgrade later), canti brakes of course. I had a Univega Gran Turismo before that (it was too small, so I moved up).

There are many great vintage touring bikes out there. I had a Fuji Touring Series IV, a Trek 520 and a Trek 620 too. Right now, I am just keeping the Miyata.

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Here is an1988 Univega Gran Touring I just picked up and have since stripped to rebuild. From my experience as a Miyata 1000 owner, I can say that the two bikes are very similar.

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Would most sport tourers have the geomoetry of the 610?
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Check this thread for some ideas.

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...intage+touring
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