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Just how big is the Miyata Cult?

Old 05-07-12, 04:43 PM
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Picked this wool Miyata jersey up at the Trexlertown Swap Meet last weekend. Saw somebody walking by my stall with it on so I caught up to him and asked him where he got it. He said he didn't own any Miyatas and offered to sell it to me for $5 more than he bought it for as a finders fee.

It was in nice shape and it fits me, so I was happy to snag it for $30. I've been watching for Miyata jerseys on ebay and most of them seem to be branded Koga Miyata, so I'm guessing this is an older one from the 80s?

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Old 05-14-12, 11:41 PM
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I really don't know how much of a Cult it is...

I only know that I'm quite happy to be a proud owner of a Koga Miyata Roadchamp from 1982 .


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Old 05-20-12, 09:01 PM
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70's Miyata Super Liberty


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Miyata 610 Grand Touring

Picked this 610 up for my wife after hearing high praise on this forum for this model. Tires are old and will be replaced as well as the puffy handle bar wrap. This bike appears to have been stored almost new. Craig's list find.

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Old 05-20-12, 11:10 PM
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Wow. That 610 is minty fresh. Right off the catalog page.
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Old 05-21-12, 03:36 AM
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Yep its lovely. Another 610. Getting quite popular round here.
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Cult just got bigger. 1986 Koga Miyata Roadwinner 56cm. Shimano 600 Group. A little to small for me, looking to trade up for a bigger boy in 59 - 61 cm.

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Old 06-11-12, 07:06 AM
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1985 Team Miyata

Just thought I would include photos of my 1985 Team Miyata. I bought the frame for a song, but it was in rough shape. I stripped it of rust and paint, and decided to keep the bare steel look. I used acrylic artists paint to add "decals" and gave it a clear coat. The components are all more modern than the frame, and I would still like to replace the stem if the opportunity arises. The bike is smooth, responsive and reasonably agile. Joy to ride, and looks pretty good as well!


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that is the tackiest font ever and offensive..
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anyone have a rundown on the hierarchy of the models?
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Originally Posted by matic
anyone have a rundown on the hierarchy of the models?
https://www.miyatacatalogs.com/
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Old 06-12-12, 08:58 PM
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perfect. hours of fun tonight!
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Originally Posted by matic
that is the tackiest font ever and offensive..
Not the font I would have chosen for a repaint, but I'm not offended by it. I assume the owner of the bike is paying homage to the frame's origin, not wallowing in any dreaded jingoism. Lighten up a little, nearly every Asian restaurant uses the same logic in picking a typeface.

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Old 06-12-12, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by woodrupjoe
Not the font I would have chosen for a repaint, but I'm not offended by it. I assume the owner of the bike is paying homage to the frame's origin, not wallowing in any dreaded jingoism. Lighten up a little, nearly every Asian restaurant uses the same logic in picking a typeface.
your bike is great. i was pointing at the font which is offensive to Asians.
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Originally Posted by n8b
Just thought I would include photos of my 1985 Team Miyata. I bought the frame for a song, but it was in rough shape. I stripped it of rust and paint, and decided to keep the bare steel look. I used acrylic artists paint to add "decals" and gave it a clear coat. The components are all more modern than the frame, and I would still like to replace the stem if the opportunity arises. The bike is smooth, responsive and reasonably agile. Joy to ride, and looks pretty good as well!

Can you post some more pictures including some of the lug areas? I'm curious what the brazing looks like, I can see a little bit on that bottle cage mount. Did you do the clear coat yourself?
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miyata 610s! best allrounder i've ever had!
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Originally Posted by matic
your bike is great. i was pointing at the font which is offensive to Asians.
Thanks, the bike rides better than it looks. Font's can't innately be offensive to a whole continent of various cultures and peoples. I believe they call that stereotyping. Interestingly I did not pick the font out thinking about the bikes Japanese heritage. I actually like it.

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Can you post some more pictures including some of the lug areas? I'm curious what the brazing looks like, I can see a little bit on that bottle cage mount. Did you do the clear coat yourself?
If you click on one of the photos it should bring you to my flickr album of the bike. I'd be happy to take more pictures if there still aren't enough there to satisfy your curiosity. The lug work is really a thing of beauty, and I get a lot more compliments and questions about this bike than I thought I would. Of course when everyone else in a group ride is on a carbon Trek I suppose a bike like this is bound to stand out. I did do the clear coat myself, and so far it has held up well. I have a thread in the vintage forum about the rebuild: https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...age?highlight=. I plan on keeping it up to date with details about how the clear coat does over time.
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I have a new one that got chewed on by a dog.

New pics after restoration.

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I'm calling it her 40th birthday today. My daily commuter, a Miyata "Racer".

Font? I like this early version Miyata used.
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my miyata 1000:
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Originally Posted by illwafer
my miyata 1000:
Nice! Looks like an 82 or so from that headbadge?

I'll have to keep an eye open for you around town. Did you get that powdercoat done around here? I'm looking for a good, at least somewhat inexpensive, place for a project or two.

Speaking of projects, here is a very sad frame that I bought recently for very cheap. As close as I can tell, it's a 1982 Six Ten that has been through the ringer. I did battle with the stem and the crank/bottom bracket and they're out now, but the seatpost is still stuck. It seems to have been painted with a coat of latex housepaint on top of another layer of white spraypaint. I've used a little goof off and it looks like the original paint and decals are at least still partially under there, not sure how effective I'll be in getting to them.

I don't think the fork is bent, but the alignment is a little off since the front wheel isn't exactly centered below the fork crown.

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Originally Posted by mainstreetexile
Nice! Looks like an 82 or so from that headbadge?

I'll have to keep an eye open for you around town. Did you get that powdercoat done around here? I'm looking for a good, at least somewhat inexpensive, place for a project or two.

I don't think the fork is bent, but the alignment is a little off since the front wheel isn't exactly centered below the fork crown.
It is indeed an 82. Nice eye.

It is a rattlecan job. There's a place on PCH near the airport that will powdercoat for $100ish. I'm not a fan of PC (some exceptions) because most PCers don't know how to treat a bike frame and you can't remove it easily if it sucks or you want a change.

I had a fork that was a little off. Remove it from the frame and figure out a way to check it's symmetry. I used tiles in my kitchen, a string, and a tape measure. It gave me a good idea of what was going wrong.
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Do framesets count? This is my team miyata racing bike. I rode the heck out of it and loved it. I had it built up with Suntour Superbe parts mainly.
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Do framesets count? This is my team miyata racing bike. I rode the heck out of it and loved it. I had it built up with Suntour Superbe parts mainly.
Nope, sorry. If you aren't riding your Miyata you cant be in the club, I mean cult. If you give me a good deal on the frame we might reconsider you for an honorary membership though.
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