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Old 10-02-12, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by blueride2 View Post
Love my miyata 1000!
You don't see the red/burgundy version too often.
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Old 10-02-12, 07:53 AM
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1981 LT1000 rides great. Fenders and nitto front rack. Alternate use with my homer hilsen.
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Old 10-02-12, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by blueride2 View Post
1981 LT1000 rides great. Fenders and nitto front rack. Alternate use with my homer hilsen.
Funny, on my way to work yesterday I saw a young guy just pounding down the street in what turned out to be an LT1000. Looked darn near identical. Took me along time to catch up to him, he was hauling, but I caught him at a light and we spoke about the bike for a moment. He loved his to!
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Old 10-02-12, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by JesusBananas View Post
Ah, 25.8.

I've been looking for an aero Dura Ace seatpost for purely aesthetic reasons and to complete the group.
I do not know for sure if it exists, but I've seen a few fluted 25.8 Dura Ace posts (both black and silver) appear on ebay from time to time, so I am going to continue to believe that there might be an aero post in my future.
a DA post would be nice, I'd like one also, aero would be mint. Mine is also 25.8
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Old 10-02-12, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by just dank View Post
a DA post would be nice, I'd like one also, aero would be mint. Mine is also 25.8
For your Miyata as well?

I guess we'll just have to wait for one to show up somewhere . . .
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Old 10-03-12, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by JesusBananas View Post
For your Miyata as well?

I guess we'll just have to wait for one to show up somewhere . . .
yeah
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Old 10-04-12, 05:40 AM
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I posted this in another area but I think pictures are worthy for inclusion in a couple of areas.
My long term project Miyata 615GT Touring bike
S&S couplers installed by Bilinky
Paint by Southwest Frameworks Dallas, TX
Some hand built 36 hole DT Swiss rims, XT hub front, Velo Orange rear hub. Still need to be built.
questions-Drop bar or butterfly touring bar?
What color King headset?
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Old 10-22-12, 09:47 PM
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chrome!
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Old 10-22-12, 09:50 PM
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whoa awesome 615
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Old 10-24-12, 05:14 AM
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I stumbled across this 15 minute Miyata video.

Miyata "Nothing Less" 1989

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePCSeDck-1A
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Old 10-24-12, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
I stumbled across this 15 minute Miyata video.

Miyata "Nothing Less" 1989

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePCSeDck-1A
Nice find. Thanks for posting
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Old 11-04-12, 08:47 PM
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i love it

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Old 11-06-12, 05:36 PM
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Me too
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Old 11-13-12, 04:15 PM
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Sunday I purchased a 1991 Koga-Miyata TerraRunner mountainbike. I travelled 150km per train and rode the bike back home. It performed flawlessly. I've climbed the Van Brienenoordbrug and I went through the Kralingsebos in Rotterdam. The Kralingsebos was very crowded with families on the beautifull autumn day. People queuing in front of the 'patatkraam' and the 'pannekoekenhuis' faced possibly the best day of the year. No trace of economic downturn could be seen.
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Old 11-13-12, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Elev12k View Post
Sunday I purchased a 1991 Koga-Miyata TerraRunner mountainbike. I travelled 150km per train and rode the bike back home. It performed flawlessly. I've climbed the Van Brienenoordbrug and I went through the Kralingsebos in Rotterdam. The Kralingsebos was very crowded with families on the beautifull autumn day. People queuing in front of the 'patatkraam' and the 'pannekoekenhuis' faced possibly the best day of the year. No trace of economic downturn could be seen.
Excellent! But come on, you know we need to see pictures.
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Old 11-13-12, 06:00 PM
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I do not have pics yet. It is a TerraRunner in full original spec. The frame is finished in gloss black with a blue-gold graphity spray. Similar could be seen on Koga FullPro and Miyata 916 of the same era. Miyata used their own oversized Hardtlite FM-1 Spiral Spline tubing for this frame. Interesting is the generous number of braze ons: there is a fitting for a race number, but the frame is also ready for heavy duty trekking (fittings for rack, low rider, 3 cages etc).

I already had the Carbolite issue of the 1991 TerraRunner. I do have a pic of that one:

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Old 11-14-12, 05:43 PM
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I have pics of the TerraRunner I made mention of in post #339 and #341. As you see the bike is undergoing an overhaul. The bike was acquired in full original spec and with hardly a sign of use. Koga selected only quality parts for this TerraRunner, but I decided to put focus a bit more on weight saving. The diet will consist of parts like Onza Chill Pills, USE handlebars and Ringle Ti-Stix skewers. NOS parts, so conditionwise in line with the rest of the bike.


The paintscheme is the same as on the 1991 Koga FullPro and 1992 Miyata 916.

Tioga T-bone Prestige stem holding USE bars >>>

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Old 11-14-12, 07:19 PM
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Miyata as a company was filled with integrity and honor. I was in the bicycle biz from 1982 up to this past March. I still "volunteer" at a LBS on Saturdays. Sold Miyata bikes for many years, met with Mr. Miyata many times and with his son after Hideo (phonetically it sounds just like I have it spelled) left to retirement in Japan. They had an apartment in Chicago. Raced a Team Miyata for a lot of years and still have two 83 610s, an 84 Ridge Runner, Koga Miyata Sky Runner Carbolite from the 90s, and a 1000 from 86 in near mint condition. Great bikes, built by themselves in Japan. All built from their own manufactured tubing. The 83 Ridge Runner I had was tig welded and made from Tange tubing. Lots of history for a company that started out making gun barrels!
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Old 11-14-12, 07:23 PM
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Yep, the black and pink 912 is an 86. Great bike. Came stock with a Shimano 600 package.
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Old 11-14-12, 10:57 PM
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Cool score, Mel. That Carbolite is a beauty is well.
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Old 11-22-12, 06:52 PM
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My first Miyata. I was looking to grab a 1000 for some time, but all the sellers on eBay know it is a hot item. Haven't seen one of them sell for below $600 in some time. Anyways, theis CT 3000 showed up and I nabbed it for a third of that...

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Old 11-23-12, 02:39 PM
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Can you guys tell me what the difference between the Miyata Team and the Miyata Pro is? The frames are slightly different in their composition, is that right?
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Thought I had posted this bike in this thread, but apparently not. I have had this bike for several years and bought it when I was just beginning to learn about bikes on the Bike Forums. It is a terrific sport touring type of bike, although it was also intended for triathlons. I have owned a couple of Miyata touring bikes, and while they are great, they did not come in my size, so I moved to other touring rigs.

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I have two old Miyatas sitting in the garage waiting for some TLC. One is a 912, and the other is a mountain bike. I think it's called a Ridge Runner, or something like that. Both bikes are original except possibly the saddle on the mountain bike. Both bikes belong to my brother-in-law, and he is the original owner. It's my job to fix them up because I volunteered, and he has absolutely no mechanical aptitude. I will keep them both as original as possible. I'm not sure what sizes they are, but im sure
they're too big for me. He's about 5" taller than I am,
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Originally Posted by Ancient Mariner View Post
I have two old Miyatas sitting in the garage waiting for some TLC. One is a 912, and the other is a mountain bike. I think it's called a Ridge Runner, or something like that. Both bikes are original except possibly the saddle on the mountain bike. Both bikes belong to my brother-in-law, and he is the original owner. It's my job to fix them up because I volunteered, and he has absolutely no mechanical aptitude. I will keep them both as original as possible. I'm not sure what sizes they are, but im sure
they're too big for me. He's about 5" taller than I am,
Both are excellent higher end models, not top of the line but up there. No pictures?
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