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02-25-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 416
Posted By Hobbiano

If you can't decide, just buy them both. That's...

If you can't decide, just buy them both. That's my advice, not that it's worth anything..
02-25-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 416
Posted By Hobbiano

Which one looks better to you? That's important...

Which one looks better to you? That's important too.
I have an '86 Panasonic Pro Touring, an '84 Miyata 1000, and an '80 something Centurion Pro Tour 15, and they seem pretty equal quality wise.
02-22-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By Hobbiano

I think it matches what's in the 1980 catalog....

I think it matches what's in the 1980 catalog. Notice they say it uses chrome molybdenum tubing in the description, and in the specifications they state it is Miyata Chrome moly, and the sticker...
02-22-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By Hobbiano

Where does it say it's double butted?

Where does it say it's double butted?
02-21-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,732
Posted By Hobbiano

I've used a Bicycling magazine article by Eric...

I've used a Bicycling magazine article by Eric Hjertberg ( Feb. & Mar. 1986) on lacing and truing wheels to build all the wheels I've built so far. As I don't build them often enough to remember from...
02-19-21, 07:07 PM
02-17-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,732
Posted By Hobbiano

+1 on everything above. You paid a lot for spokes...

+1 on everything above. You paid a lot for spokes & labor. Hopefully they'll make it right. They should end at the bottom of the screwdriver slot when fully tensioned.
02-14-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By Hobbiano

It looks very nice. Can you share how to do the...

It looks very nice. Can you share how to do the decals when powder coating. Did you apply them after getting the frame back and did you apply any clear over them? Are some types of decals durable...
02-11-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Hobbiano

Pm sent.

Pm sent.
02-09-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 124,170
Posted By Hobbiano

That looks pretty nice! Is it mostly as...

That looks pretty nice! Is it mostly as originally equipped? Actually, looking at it closer, it looks like all the parts belong on it, but I think maybe just the seatpost and possibly the stem came...
02-08-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 792
Posted By Hobbiano

Check out that exposed spark plug wire...

Check out that exposed spark plug wire connection. That' scary.

And the governors bypassed.
02-07-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Hobbiano

Looks like it's a 13-28.

Looks like it's a 13-28.
02-06-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By Hobbiano

I just rechecked mine. It measures 22-3/4" (58cm)...

I just rechecked mine. It measures 22-3/4" (58cm) center to top of top tube, and 24-1/4" center to top of seat tube. And, as a bonus, 22-1/4" top tube length, center to center.
I also have a 22-1/2"...
02-06-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By Hobbiano

I have one the same size. It's what Schwinn...

I have one the same size. It's what Schwinn called a 24", but it measures 22-3/4" (58cm) center to top of top tube. See my other post above.
02-06-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By Hobbiano

I had one just like that. Same year, color,...

I had one just like that. Same year, color, chrome fork, size (24"), everything. I bought it new in '69 when I was 15. $139 I think. I sold it in the early eighty's. It was recently given back to me...
02-05-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,333
Posted By Hobbiano

I have three 760's (only one complete) and one...

I have three 760's (only one complete) and one 770 frame. 1984 &1985. One 52cm & three 54cm. All have 531c stickers.
02-04-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 822,630
Posted By Hobbiano

That's a nice 610. I think the '85 is the best...

That's a nice 610. I think the '85 is the best year for them, too, IMO. Sealed cartridge bearing hubs & stainless spokes.
02-03-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By Hobbiano

I'll take the Suntour axle vise (1) & Suntour two...

I'll take the Suntour axle vise (1) & Suntour two prong cage tool. Pm sent.
02-03-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By Hobbiano

It would probably fit someone up to 5'5" or so. I...

It would probably fit someone up to 5'5" or so. I usually ride a 54cm but I have a Trek that's a 49 that I can make fit because the top tube is close to what a 54 would have. Hopefully, somebody will...
02-02-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By Hobbiano

That's in great shape. A good deal for someone....

That's in great shape. A good deal for someone. Such nice paint.
02-01-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By Hobbiano

Nice bike! Here's an interesting little tidbit of...

Nice bike! Here's an interesting little tidbit of information - to me anyway. I have an '84 1000 & two '85 610's. The '84 1000 has Suntour sealed cartridge bearing hubs, and, according to the...
02-01-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By Hobbiano

Nice!

Nice!
02-01-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By Hobbiano

Smile Sorry. I didn't realize it was an on-going thing....

Sorry. I didn't realize it was an on-going thing. I was just looking at those brake levers trying to figure out what they were and my eyes kept getting drawn toward the table. 😊
02-01-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By Hobbiano

The background is distracting.

The background is distracting.
01-30-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,492
Posted By Hobbiano

You can buy left hand drill bits that are used...

You can buy left hand drill bits that are used for drilling out broken off screws or bolts. You use them with an electric drill turning counter clockwise. I haven't tried them but it sounds like a...
01-29-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 822,630
Posted By Hobbiano

A touring bike is a fairly specific type of bike....

A touring bike is a fairly specific type of bike. However, you could tour on any bike, if you wanted to. But is any bike a touring bike? I don't think so. Is a racing bike a touring bike? You could...
01-28-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,618
Posted By Hobbiano

I also have an '85 760 frame with Portacatena...

I also have an '85 760 frame with Portacatena drilling.
01-26-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,618
Posted By Hobbiano

Both of my '84 Treks, a 760 & a 770, have those...

Both of my '84 Treks, a 760 & a 770, have those two holes in the dropout. I think he was saying they all had that.
01-26-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By Hobbiano

From what's left of the seat tube tubing sticker,...

From what's left of the seat tube tubing sticker, you can see the remains of "Guaranteed Built With" and "Forks & Stays". That's a Reynolds 531 sticker, and only the 700 series had 531 forks & stays.
01-26-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By Hobbiano

Ha! I have one. The 710 also has rack braze-ons...

Ha! I have one. The 710 also has rack braze-ons on the seat stays. I don't think the 310 did.
01-26-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By Hobbiano

What size is your frame, center to top?

What size is your frame, center to top?
01-26-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By Hobbiano

I still think it looks like an '82 710. If you...

I still think it looks like an '82 710. If you scroll down that page there's a table where you can click on the year. Click on 1981. It seems to be just past the last number for an '81 710, and the...
01-26-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By Hobbiano

I think it looks like an '82 710.

I think it looks like an '82 710.
01-25-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,815
Posted By Hobbiano

"1986 Miyata 1000 $90 59cm" I think you could...

"1986 Miyata 1000 $90 59cm"
I think you could probably get more than $90 for the '86 1000. :)
01-23-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,887
Posted By Hobbiano

That looks great! Care to share information on...

That looks great! Care to share information on what kind of brush you use? Any other tips?
01-23-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Hobbiano

Okay. Pm sent.

Okay. Pm sent.
01-21-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Hobbiano

Sent you a pm.

Sent you a pm.
01-19-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By Hobbiano

Can you make the rims polished aluminum?

Can you make the rims polished aluminum?
01-19-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,887
Posted By Hobbiano

Thanks for the explanation. Looks like it really...

Thanks for the explanation. Looks like it really flowed out well. It seems like a more pleasurable process than rattle can. For many utilitarian bikes, that would be the perfect paint job. I had a...
01-18-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,887
Posted By Hobbiano

It looks great! Did you wet sand it? Did you thin...

It looks great! Did you wet sand it? Did you thin the paint or apply it straight from the can?
01-18-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Hobbiano

Just get a standard 27x1-1/4 schrader valve stem...

Just get a standard 27x1-1/4 schrader valve stem tube. You need to keep the tube centered as you install it. Put one side of the tire on the rim, insert the tube, starting with the valve stem, then...
01-14-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 899
Posted By Hobbiano

That doesn't sound right. They would have to be...

That doesn't sound right. They would have to be so way, way, out of adjustment, to make it appreciably harder to get the wheel in. Have you tried removing the wheel from the dropouts and putting it...
01-12-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 899
Posted By Hobbiano

Not that it makes any difference, but I count 48....

Not that it makes any difference, but I count 48. The original wheel may have had 40.
01-11-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 899
Posted By Hobbiano

That looks like a 48 spoke rear wheel.

That looks like a 48 spoke rear wheel.
01-10-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Hobbiano

Pm sent.

Pm sent.
12-26-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By Hobbiano

I'd gladly pay more for a bike in that condition....

I'd gladly pay more for a bike in that condition. And I've done it a few times with no regrets. Even a year or so later, I think those were some of my best purchases. If you appreciate nice paint and...
12-25-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By Hobbiano

You can find them occasionally on ebay. Be aware...

You can find them occasionally on ebay. Be aware that there are two common sizes for the part that goes into the fork. 22.2mm and 21.15mm.
12-24-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By Hobbiano

I thought he was going to headbutt it, but he...

I thought he was going to headbutt it, but he finessed it.
12-23-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,134
Posted By Hobbiano

Take a look at this 610 restoration. It shows the...

Take a look at this 610 restoration. It shows the original components closely. The frame is a perfect match to yours.
John's Bicycle Restorations: Jose's 1982 Miyata 610 Restoration...
12-23-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By Hobbiano

Passing on the M700 & 550. They should still be...

Passing on the M700 & 550. They should still be available.
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