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I got the call... I made the team!!! (large photo intensive)

Old 06-04-11, 08:26 PM
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I got the call... I made the team!!! (large photo intensive)

The Team Miyata that is. By made, I mean assembled, as in spec'ed and bicycle mechanic'ed the components. As some will recall from last week's tease, it was one of two 1992 NOS Cro-Moly steel Team framesets that were available on eBay at a place Bicyclist's Retreat. According to some comments of others, they had already been on there for quite a while, as their many fine features and extraordinary paint job and decals were, well, priced accordingly. This frameset certainly did not disappoint, as the flaws were bordering on microscopic, and the fabrication and brazing quality were first class.

So without further adieu, presenting my 1992 Team Miyata, pictures taken earlier today:



















the components:

Shimano Dura Ace 7410 headset, 26.4mm ISO crown race
Nitto Black Pearl 10 stem, 1" threaded x 100mm x 26.0mm handle bar
Nitto B177 road drop handle bars
Deda Elementi Logo bar tape
Shimano BL-R600 brake levers
Jagwire cable housing
Dura Ace brake cables
Dura Ace 7700 calipers and brake pads
Dura Ace 7400 fluted and polished seatpost
Selle San Marco Rolls black leather with titanium rails saddle
Dura Ace 7700 9-speed downtube shifters
Dura Ace shift cables
Dura Ace 7410 braze-on front derailleur
Dura Ace 7700 GS rear derailleur
Dura Ace 7700 crankset 53-39 teeth sprockets
Dura Ace 7700 clipless pedals
Ultegra CS6500 14-25 9-speed.cassette
SRAM PC-971 chain
front and rear wheels:
Dura Ace 7900 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, alloy nipples, RR465 alloy rims.
Dura Ace 7900 titanium rear free hub.
Continental Gatorskin 700 x 25c clincher tires
Continental Race inner tubes

All but the crankset, pedals, and seatpost were either new or NOS. I put the tires on their to shill for the university where I graduated. I really want to put Grand Prix 4000S on. The cognoscenti will sneer, but I have no desire ride it with a set of tubulars.

The frame came with a number hanger (under top tube) and chain hanger on the drive side seat stay. The pearlescent white appears to cover part of the chroming. The french blue also is also pearlescent and contains a finely ground metallic matrix. I chose yellow for the bar tape because that's what the 1990 model sported from the factory. The 1992 listed in the USA catalog appears to have only been sold as a frameset, which I think is what I got.

I still have not ridden it yet. How's that for self-control?

Anyways, thanks to khatfull for sharing details of his Fuji Opus IV build - with that inspiration I think I got a quality built, tasteful and classy pro road racer with no mileage and a ton of potential. A few more pictures to come.
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Old 06-04-11, 08:37 PM
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More!

more pics:













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Old 06-04-11, 08:59 PM
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AMAZING. 58cm?
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This literally took my breath away. Fantastic job and the parts have been very tastefully chosen. I would have built it quite similarly. Congrats!

Keith did something similar to you - did you check out his Opus IV thread here? https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...8-Fuji-Opus-IV

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Old 06-04-11, 09:26 PM
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Simply beautiful. I almost pulled the trigger on that frame more than once myself. Looking at if fully built is simply awesome.
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Old 06-04-11, 09:32 PM
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Seriously, that is Beautiful. I'm Sure it rides at least as great as it looks. Well done.
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Old 06-04-11, 09:54 PM
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"WOW" just about the fastest bike I've seen standing still. "lovely"
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Old 06-04-11, 10:21 PM
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Beautiful bike! I just wonder how the seller got it into that little box.
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Very, very nice.
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Nicely done! That is a really beautiful bike.
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Old 06-05-11, 01:01 AM
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very nice! (but rotate those bars down! ....or get a shorter stem if it is a reach issue)
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Cool!
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And to think I was going to pass this thread by. WOW!
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Old 06-05-11, 05:32 AM
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Very nice Bike, well built and great choice of components. Why did team frames have pump pegs??

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Old 06-05-11, 05:34 AM
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Go Team, Go!

Nice build.
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Old 06-05-11, 05:40 AM
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Very nice Team Miyata!

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Why did team frames have pump pegs??
Good Q

Greg Herbold's Miyata he raced to the 1990 UCI downhill worldtitle. Apparently he feared a flat during his couple minutes run

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Very, very nice!
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Love it. Would be even nicer if you retaped the bars starting from the top to get rid of the black tape, but thats JMO. Beautiful bike

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Very nice indeed...Great job. Congrats.
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Everyone, thanks so much for expressing your enjoyment! It wasn't just a pleasure to build, it actually turned out to be very easy and straight forward (except for the 7700 bottom bracket, which needed drive side spacers to keep the inner chain ring far enough from the chainstay). I'm delighted with the result, and just waiting to get some SH91 cleats with a pair of road shoes.

Oregon Southpaw: Yes, it's 58 cm in name, but center to center on the seat tube measures 56.8 cm. Top tube is just short of 56 cm.

Collin2424: Keith is the khatfull that I referenced, and as I mentioned his Opus IV was an inspiration for my build.

Robofunc: Haaa!! I actually received the frameset in the original box from the eBay seller which the manufacturer has printed on it:

"THIS BICYCLE IS TO BE SOLD TO THE CONSUMER COMPLETELY ASSEMBLED BY THE DEALER"

Little did Miyata Industrial Company, Limited know, but a rank amateur could do a bang-up job building their bicycle without any issues. Seriously, it was my first complete build starting with a frame set. The only qualification in my favor is I'm a mechanical engineer. Just lucky, I guess.
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Old 06-05-11, 09:24 AM
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Extremely yummy!
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Stunning results! And yeah a bang up job building it! Do give us feedback after the cleats arrive and you get to shaker down.
Terrific example of NOS bike porn.
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Dreamy.
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Clean to the bone.
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That is too nice of a bike.
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