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Miyata 914, just bought one.

Old 09-01-12, 01:56 AM
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Miyata 914, just bought one.

An "older Miyata roadbike with shimano brakes" was mentioned in an ad for a mountainbike on our local "craiglist", price 300 approx. I decided that "a Miyata is a miyata" and told him on the phone that I wanted it and picked it up at once.

Found a black miyata 914, looking good apart from some grime and some tape.

Internal cablerouting in the toptube. A quick look in the catalouge made me think it is approx 1989.

the Shimano brakes are 600. Need to look at it today in better light to decide if it is full 600 but that is my impression so far.

Good size for me. Did not measure it yet, just sat on it. pix later today.
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pictures or it does'nt exsist
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Great frameset on those, good bike. Can't wait to see the pictures. You'll enjoy that one.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
Great frameset on those, good bike. Can't wait to see the pictures. You'll enjoy that one.
+1 I love my 912!!
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That is a really nice bike. I should know since I own one that sounds very much like the one you bought - except mine has Shimano 105 all around. Enjoy the new ride.
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Originally Posted by Ciufalon
That is a really nice bike. I should know since I own one that sounds very much like the one you bought - except mine has Shimano 105 all around. Enjoy the new ride.
I collected it in the dark and it looked like Shimano 600. Found out today that brakes and brake levers are Shimano 105, also shifters (one indexed seven speed). Rear der is Shimano 600, I remember three colours on it. I think cranks are 105. Headset is different, I`ll take a look tomorrow.

Frame is 57 cm. Rode it tonight and did not really find time for pix. The black is metallic w small bright green "sparks" in it. Great ride.
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Found the sellers photo, I`ll try to post some more today:
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Some pictures. Still dirty, think I need to get a better degreaser.

The rear casette is not original, i changed it out just to see how much bigger cogs the rd can handle. Anybody know?

Front rings are 52 42. The rear casette it came with is 23t biggest cog.

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Bf say 85 also (year?) or 58, it is two digits one on top of the other. I think it is 86 or 68. Need to look into that.


Edit: There is a funny thing under the downtube. A threaded hole, just as you fint two of for a bottlecage but here it is only one. Is it for mounting a Fender like plastic on the downtube?
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A Shimano 600 tricolor short cage should be able to handle a 28 tooth rear cog, if I remember correctly.
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