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Old 07-04-12, 09:56 PM
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I'm new here :) And here's my bike

Hey all, I've lurked and read for a while but finally decided to sign up and post, since I've got something to finally post about


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Old 07-04-12, 10:47 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums and specifically to Classic and Vintage. Beautiful bike, and if its new to you, congratulations on a scoring Miyata touring bike. That is definitely a keeper.

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Old 07-04-12, 10:54 PM
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Miyata bikes are kind of sought after depending on the models. If that were my bike I would get rid of those crummy foam grips on the handlebars and install some nice wraps. I would also get rid of the dork disk. Lastly do an overhaul on the bearings and hubs, headst .

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Old 07-04-12, 11:34 PM
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Miyata's were very nice bikes, I think they were the best that came out of Japan, and their higher end double butted splined tubing was probably the best in the world in its day.

By the way I own two Miyata's, a 88 Miyata 712 I got used almost 20 years ago, and a 87 Team I bought new.

Miyata is still making bikes, they go under the Koga name now but use Miyata branded tubesets for their steel bikes.
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Old 07-05-12, 04:15 AM
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Welcome. Nice bike. I like to look at nice bikes even if they are not what I ride. I am one of those fat tire persons, all my bikes (5) are MTB or cruisers. A few days ago I got to thinking about all the bikes I owned I my life and I realized that I have never owned a road bike. In fact I have never ridden one. I am now 67, got to add that to my bucket list.
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Howdy and welcome to BF. From the pic, your Miyata looks nice and fresh. Curious about one thing: I'd like to see how you ride the saddle with that slant
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Howdy and welcome to BF. From the pic, your Miyata looks nice and fresh. Curious about one thing: I'd like to see how you ride the saddle with that slant
LOL I know! I didn't bother messing with it when I gave it a test ride as that's in the first batch of things to go.

It is very fresh, I took a few more pictures of it and posted them on flickr.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/certifried

I bought it because I didn't have the patience to wait for a 1000 to come along (though I'm keeping my eyes open!). I've seen some absolutely gorgeous builds on this sub-forum and am doing as much research as I can. It will probably sit exactly as it is until I have a solid plan of what I'm going to do. Likely a mix of modern components but keep the original look/spirit as much as I can. I was awed by the thread I was reading last night of vintage bikes fitted with brifters. That's the road I'll probably go down.
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Welcome aboard and may I say "Sweet bike"

So in your honor......anyone up for a Miyata non-drive side Photo-Rodeo?
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Beautiful bike, sir! How much are you going to hate me if I put brifters on mine?
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Welcome Certifried! Good choice of bike.

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......anyone up for a Miyata non-drive side Photo-Rodeo?
Sure ... built this last year for a (young) friend:

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Beautiful bike, sir! How much are you going to hate me if I put brifters on mine?
I got nothing against Turkey Wings or Brifters but I deny it in public
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... and my own favorite:

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Thanks for sharing! I was sifting through a 90+ page of C&V builds with STI stuff on them. I'm truly amazed at the skill some of you all have. I'm trying to keep myself from thinking I need to build such a beautiful bike and making sure it's the work-horse I need. I hope I can find a happy medium

Since I already started this thread and don't really want to start hi-jacking someone elses, how about I hi-jack my own? LOL Talk to me about saddles (yes, I'm quite aware this is a seriously loaded topic). I think I want a Brooks, and leaning towards a B17. I'll be commuting, it's mostly flat, 21 mile x2 trip/day, all-weather. Please share your opinions of what you like. Also, aesthetically speaking, what saddle would look best with this color? I saw a blue brooks, but don't think that would look good. So I'm trying to picture it with a black, honey, or one of the other colors they offer. Thanks
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Welcome aboard and may I say "Sweet bike"

So in your honor......anyone up for a Miyata non-drive side Photo-Rodeo?
Wow, every picture so far NDS and only 1 white garage door!
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Wow, every picture so far NDS and only 1 white garage door!
Oversight fixed.

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goddamnit! I don't have a white garage door!
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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You changed the picture!!!!!! Put it back!!!!!! There's already a Miyata Thread on the C&V but you got the Non-drive Rodeo started and it was just heating up!!
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cb400bill....Garage door is OK but drive side? Really? The Drive Side?
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cb400bill....Garage door is OK but drive side? Really? The Drive Side?
I know, I know. I looked and looked, but I never took a picture of the bike on the NDS.

My bad.
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I know, I know. I looked and looked, but I never took a picture of the bike on the NDS.

My bad.
I'm jealous I never got the cycling photography handbook when I joined
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Jesus Christ there really are rules, why did no one link this to me?!

http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/#26
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Now I've reverted to stealing photo's
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Welcome to the Bike Forums.

That's a slick bike. Turkey Levers, foamy grips and all.

(Oddly enough, I just scored a set of stem/bars/brake levers- Drilled Diacompe turkey levers, with nice soft Grab On foamy grips- I plan on using them like that.)

If you're not experienced with the down tube shifters- play with it a while before you just run to the brifters. I have one bike set up with downtube shifters and one set up with Command Shifters.
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