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10-16-19, 05:02 PM
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Posted By roadbikeChris

Marantz is a must have for all audiophiles. (Not...

Marantz is a must have for all audiophiles. (Not really, but sounds good!)
10-16-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By roadbikeChris

I am guessing they had one laying around and...

I am guessing they had one laying around and cheaped out!
10-16-19, 04:01 PM
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Views: 353
Posted By roadbikeChris

I really like the substantial feel of this bike....

I really like the substantial feel of this bike. I am a bigger guy and its just more reassuring to me. I could see this becoming my go-to bike.
10-16-19, 02:29 PM
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Views: 353
Posted By roadbikeChris

Correct on the sticker, yes. Cro-mo butted tubing...

Correct on the sticker, yes. Cro-mo butted tubing Tange MTB.
10-16-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By roadbikeChris

Thumb shifter equipped!

Thumb shifter equipped!
10-16-19, 02:11 PM
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Views: 353
Posted By roadbikeChris

Yeah the stem is a puzzle to me, why so high???...

Yeah the stem is a puzzle to me, why so high??? Anyway, it and the handlebars are rusted anyway. Tires look hardly ridden on, no wear. The guy lived on a dirt road, I am guessing he road it to the...
10-16-19, 01:05 PM
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Views: 210,079
Posted By roadbikeChris

Miyata 718a

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10-16-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By roadbikeChris

Good answer maybe I should have said vintage? LOL

Good answer maybe I should have said vintage? LOL
10-16-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By roadbikeChris

Is This Classic/vintage? ~My latest acquisition

Fuji Tahoe of unknown age. 18 speed Cro-moly tubing bought for $30 having sat for years, tires in great shape with some rust here and there. Just looking for an option from my road bike as I get back...
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By roadbikeChris

Well the bike came to me with no markings so I...

Well the bike came to me with no markings so I will give you what I can. From middle of BB to seat post top approx 22.5 in what else can I measure for you?
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Views: 251
Posted By roadbikeChris

Thanks! The frame had been poorly rattle canned...

Thanks! The frame had been poorly rattle canned and was also very faded. My intent was to refinish, then I got the idea to rat rod it. When I came into the Miyata my whole thought process shifted.
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Views: 251
Posted By roadbikeChris

I will most likely try to use the frame to barter...

I will most likely try to use the frame to barter with a mechanic on another bikes construction....Any thoughts?
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Views: 251
Posted By roadbikeChris

Forks ...

Forks
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Views: 251
Posted By roadbikeChris

Gitane Track Standard Frame and forks

I am considering using the components from this stripped steel frame on my Miyata 718a.

Mavic rims, strong light Chainring and BB. I can leave the headset (stem), handlebars and brake with the...
10-11-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,327
Posted By roadbikeChris

I will most likely have to get advice and...

I will most likely have to get advice and recommendations and then make an educated guess.
10-11-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,327
Posted By roadbikeChris

I agree on the saddle comments. I will be looking...

I agree on the saddle comments. I will be looking for something else for sure.
10-11-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 756
Posted By roadbikeChris

Its the mismatched tires! What stem are you...

Its the mismatched tires! What stem are you sporting there by the way?
10-11-19, 09:51 AM
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Views: 5,327
Posted By roadbikeChris

Thanks! Just took a ride, lowered the seat a bit...

Thanks! Just took a ride, lowered the seat a bit and found a pretty comfortable place. As was aforementioned the personal items which contact the seat are treated a little disrespectfully. Maybe I...
10-11-19, 09:26 AM
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Views: 5,327
Posted By roadbikeChris

one more adjustment, then I will give it a ride.

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10-11-19, 09:23 AM
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Views: 5,327
Posted By roadbikeChris

Long torso shorter legs and I am 6' 2"

Long torso shorter legs and I am 6' 2"
10-11-19, 08:30 AM
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Posted By roadbikeChris

It is a Sakae seat post, same as the handlebars....

It is a Sakae seat post, same as the handlebars. Here is another adjustment.

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10-11-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,327
Posted By roadbikeChris

Here is the new seat position. the back of it...

Here is the new seat position. the back of it sloops upward but I think this is about the best I can...
10-11-19, 07:58 AM
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Views: 5,327
Posted By roadbikeChris

lol!

lol!
10-10-19, 06:18 PM
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Views: 756
Posted By roadbikeChris

Hilarious!!!!!

Hilarious!!!!!
10-10-19, 06:09 PM
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Views: 756
Posted By roadbikeChris

The rims are matching ARAYA 700c

The rims are matching ARAYA 700c
10-10-19, 06:04 PM
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Views: 756
Posted By roadbikeChris

I think I will take the bike to the bike shop...

I think I will take the bike to the bike shop tomorrow and get it on a level floor and recheck it. The rear tire is 1/4 taller than the front. And the level I used bears that out. I don't want to...
10-10-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 756
Posted By roadbikeChris

Please clarify "Level out" the seat. How is it...

Please clarify "Level out" the seat. How is it out of whack? I did not realize that the seat was also adjustable fore and aft. How's this?
...
10-10-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 756
Posted By roadbikeChris

The floor on which I had the bike when checking...

The floor on which I had the bike when checking level, is level.
10-10-19, 04:38 PM
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Views: 756
Posted By roadbikeChris

Visual confirmation via level. I say tire as...

Visual confirmation via level. I say tire as well.
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10-10-19, 03:23 PM
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Views: 756
Posted By roadbikeChris

The back tire is a 1/4 taller. And it appear that...

The back tire is a 1/4 taller. And it appear that accounts for the difference.
10-10-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 756
Posted By roadbikeChris

Bike angle/optical illusion

It seems my bike has a bit of a slope from rear to front. Is this normal? I haven't noticed that anywhere...
10-10-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,327
Posted By roadbikeChris

I am just looking for a comfortable ride.

I am just looking for a comfortable ride.
10-10-19, 10:45 AM
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Views: 5,327
Posted By roadbikeChris

In theory would something like this work with...

In theory would something like this work with shims?
...
10-10-19, 07:16 AM
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Views: 5,327
Posted By roadbikeChris

What are these called? With the taller stem I may...

What are these called? With the taller stem I may become cramped but with these I could still stretch out and not be so low. Especially with regards to to brakes. As they are currently awkward to...
10-09-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,327
Posted By roadbikeChris

In the catalog it says alloy handlebar (SR-CTB...

In the catalog it says alloy handlebar (SR-CTB Alloy) and stem (SR-CLS Alloy)

The M spoken of is identical to the M in a sprocket logo standing for Miyata.
10-09-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,327
Posted By roadbikeChris

oops! My bad...

oops! My bad...
10-09-19, 07:21 PM
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Views: 5,327
Posted By roadbikeChris

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I was kinda thinking about the mustache bars, here's a sample...
10-09-19, 07:16 PM
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Views: 5,327
Posted By roadbikeChris

I had an upload issue but tried again and it...

I had an upload issue but tried again and it worked.
10-09-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,327
Posted By roadbikeChris

OK I have that adjustment made...

OK I have that adjustment made...
10-09-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,327
Posted By roadbikeChris

OK, Hoods, Drops and Tops...its all Greek to me...

OK, Hoods, Drops and Tops...its all Greek to me though I have an idea of what you mean. :)
10-09-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,327
Posted By roadbikeChris

I was thinking this was purely the handlebars but...

I was thinking this was purely the handlebars but I can see now it might be more stem related.
10-09-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,327
Posted By roadbikeChris

Thats a really great point I hadn't considered.

Thats a really great point I hadn't considered.
10-09-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,327
Posted By roadbikeChris

Here you go! ...

Here you go!
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10-09-19, 05:23 PM
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Views: 5,327
Posted By roadbikeChris

wow! Some really great observations!!!

wow! Some really great observations!!!
10-09-19, 04:08 PM
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Views: 5,327
Posted By roadbikeChris

Handlebars?

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10-07-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 360
Posted By roadbikeChris

Just got it today. Weather permitting I will get...

Just got it today. Weather permitting I will get a ride in tomorrow!
10-07-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 360
Posted By roadbikeChris

Thanks, I had located the catalog the other day...

Thanks, I had located the catalog the other day while on the site. It's cool to see it there and get all the information. 30 years!
10-07-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 360
Posted By roadbikeChris

Pics

The last pic is a sweet single speed version of the bike. Seat needs replacing and I am going to go with different handlebars. These are impossible to steer and brake unless I wanna stand on my nose!...
10-07-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 360
Posted By roadbikeChris

Scored the Miyata, this thing is very light....

Scored the Miyata, this thing is very light. Putting a tube on the back and gonna clean it up and then I will post some pics!
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