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Old 09-19-18, 11:07 PM
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How would a modern bike be better?

Ummm, I am going to stay far away from going down that road in this thread. I would be all over a Miyata 1000 if it were my size and local, make no mistake.
I’ll say this. I spent just shy of $400.00 for my ‘91 Miyata 1000LT (shipping included) And I know any modern tourer that would outperform that bike would be quite a lot pricier. And I did a quick “sold” search on EBay, and 4 bills isn’t right about what the last few have sold for, so I don’t think I under paid a whole lot less than FMV. I think one sold for 250.00 IIRC.
So for value I still think vintage is the way to go.
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Hi, Choir here.

Look at my bike roster on the LHS. I've never owned a bike made this century! I'm not here to perform a rain dance on your acquisition. I would take a Miyata 1k if it came my way for a song, anyday. But, my goal is to own a midrange roadish bike that's more up to date in terms of compatibilities, materials etc. The bicycle's basic design hasn't changed all that much but there have been some refinements made. I saw a video comparing performance of an old road bike to a real wallet draining modern one. The new one clobbered the old in terms of performance. Yet, when they compared a middle of the road modern bike to the new one: not all that much difference, and certainly not the exponential cost increase for that thin margin of performance edge. So, in other words, I'd personally be looking for a Honda S2000 bike over a Porsche Boxter bike.

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Hi, Choir here.

Look at my bike roster on the LHS. I've never owned a bike made this century! I'm not here to perform a rain dance on your acquisition. I would take a Miyata 1k if it came my way for a song, anyday. But, my goal is to own a midrange roadish bike that's more up to date in terms of compatibilities, materials etc. The bicycle's basic design hasn't changed all that much but there have been some refinements made. I saw a video comparing performance of an old road bike to a real wallet draining modern one. The new one clobbered the old in terms of performance. Yet, when they compared a middle of the road modern bike to the new one: not all that much difference, and certainly not the exponential cost increase for that thin margin of performance edge. So, in other words, I'd personally be looking for a Honda S2000 bike over a Porsche Boxter bike.

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Hey! Absolutely! Yeah no, I think we’re both saying the same thing. I’m agreeing that the new premium scoot would out perform the old one. I don’t feel rained on at all. 👍

My point was only that I personally can’t afford the newer high end touring bikes. So for me, the compromise is very understood, but that dollar for dollar a vintage tourer at 400 bucks beats a modern tourer at 400 bucks.
I think you’re saying the same thing? We’re good, I don’t feel attacked or defensive. :-D
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Thanks to CL and a one hour drive, I'm now the owner of an '85 One Ten. The owner worked at a dealer when he bought it and swapped the wheels for a Ukai set from a higher model. It still had the original tires showing little wear. We took it down from the barn rafters and 50 bucks later, she's mine. Beautiful workmanship, unbelievable that this was at the bottom of the lineup. My '72 Fuji Finest is getting a little nervous. I think I'm hooked.
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Thanks to CL and a one hour drive, I'm now the owner of an '85 One Ten. The owner worked at a dealer when he bought it and swapped the wheels for a Ukai set from a higher model. It still had the original tires showing little wear. We took it down from the barn rafters and 50 bucks later, she's mine. Beautiful workmanship, unbelievable that this was at the bottom of the lineup. My '72 Fuji Finest is getting a little nervous. I think I'm hooked.

Excuse me! Where are the pictures???

And yes, it is amazing the depth of quality that Miyata had, both in materials and execution.
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Old 10-09-18, 02:41 PM
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Miyata 615 GT



My Miyata 615GT. Overlooking san antonio
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My Miyata 615GT. Overlooking san antonio

talk to me about those s&s connectors! Did you add them? How’s the ride? Do they compromise the frame at all??
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Bilenky cycling did it, they add a little weight, (big deal on a touring bike) they in no way compromise the frame. and it rides great.
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912 for $100 in Evansville Ind.

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Triple Cross in Grand Ledge MI for $50 https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...15855641984707
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Now that I've got 10 posts I can put up a pic. This is from the CL ad as it's a few miles away in a storage locker until I can make some space in the garage. .
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Does anyone have a Miyata Pro size 56?

Would it be possible to get the TT measurement? I understand they run a little long. Thanks.
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Old 10-13-18, 04:46 PM
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my "accidental" Miyata 610

hi all,

New to the forums (well I had joined but had to be reminded I had). Been a bit of a cyclist, although never serious.

I currently have a couple of old road bikes:
  • 1980's Norco Moneterey SL (all original), rideable
  • early 1980's Miele (unknown model), rideable
  • a couple of old Sekine bicycles (SHS-270 s I think), unrideable
  • old (Shields) Nishiki Custom Sport, unrideable
and a bunch of old rideable mountain bikes:
  • 1980's or early 90's Kuwahara Cascade (my fave underneath me)
  • 1986(?) Gary Fisher Montare with under the chainstay U brakes
  • 1990's Trek Singletrack 950(?), rideable but basterdized
  • 1992 Nishiki Expedition
  • late 1980's (or early 90's) Nishiki Expedition
  • ad nausea
I recently discovered amongst a bunch of bikes given to me what appears to be a 1985 (?) Miyata 610, in less than perfect condition. I have the original wheels, but not the cockpit. I am wondering what to do with it. Do I get it back in shape? Do a "resto mod"? Any idea? THe paint is in rough shape, the decals are in good shape. It has what appears to ne an OEM rear rack. Front and rear deraileurs appear to be original. Add on Shimano cable stop isn't. For the purposes of taking a few pics I borrowd a pair of 700c tires and wheels from a Miyata "hybrid" (also in the free bike haul), I do have access to paint (my nephew does small auto paint jobs on the side). I have had frames powder coated previously.

I appreciate any and all thoughts or ideas.

thanks, stew

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I'm surprised this Triple Cross is still available up near Ann Arbor. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...15855641984707
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It would be home with me if it was a bigger frame size!
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The graphite with red and orange got me. It was under a couple other bikes when the local LBS allowed me in their back storage area to pick up the Trek 1220 I bought and posted in the Trek thread. I know the 112 is lower on the Miyata scale - and 2 sizes too small for me, but the colors grabbed me. That and I knew I had a red saddle at home. Other than the saddle. which I had to try - this is how I got it. After cleanup. Give me an old stiff paintbrush and a bottle of degreaser and some polishing compound and I'm good for a couple hours. Even at $50 I will be lucky to break even after some wires and tires etc (I have a wheelset sitting around) but I couldn't let it go. The seat tube had purple paw prints all the way down. I decided to leave one on there for some weird reason. I test fitted 28's and they fit with plenty of room to spare in the front. Just in case anyone is wondering


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Triple Cross small frame near Cincinnati. https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bi...748683362.html
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I just got my hands on a 912 in excellent shape and with a Tange Champion fork. The frame serial begins with a "J," denoting 1981. But the down tube has shifter bosses like the '82 model year. What do the little one-letter decals on each side of the serial indicate? Mine are somewhat rubbed away, but I believe they're "G" and "A."
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I bought my first C&V roadbike recently, a re-badged 912 from 1984 I believe. Love how it rides! Needs new bars and I'd like new tyres but other than that it's perfect. Hopefully get some 25mm tyres so it's a little smoother but it's perfect for my short commute.

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I just got my hands on a 912 in excellent shape and with a Tange Champion fork. The frame serial begins with a "J," denoting 1981. But the down tube has shifter bosses like the '82 model year. What do the little one-letter decals on each side of the serial indicate? Mine are somewhat rubbed away, but I believe they're "G" and "A."
I believe those are QC stickers.
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I believe those are QC stickers.
OK. Thanks.
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Anyone upgrade their 110 's with a new BB / derailleurs?
Seems like there were some in the past, but the pics disappeared...

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I'm pretty happy with this find, an '82 Miyata 912 purchased from the original owner with his original build fully intact, including a Tange Champion fork. It's mostly italian, with Campy Record bb and derailleurs, Miche hubs, Omas headset, Modolo brakeset, and 3ttt stem/bars.











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