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Miyata bike parts
I need to find the original decals for a 20 year old Miyata bicycle. I am painting the bike and I would like to replace the original decals. Any ideas?
Posted by Dave Rich a 37 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Miyata, Puch, both classics from Columbus, OH on 09/19/01

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  • Dave, Do you know anything about a Miyata 210?
    Dave,

    I'm looking at a couple of Miyata 210s now listed on eBay.

    I don't know anything about the brand. When I try a websearch, I come up with Miyate = unicycel maker.

    Do you know anything about Miyata, especially the 210? Was Miyata just a lower-range manufacturer tht went under?

    I would really appreciate any advice, or information on a Miyata-related web site. Thanks for your time. StevealessPosted by Steve revilak a 54 year old Cross-Country on 09/19/01

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    • Re: Dave, Do you know anything about a Miyata 210?
      In fact the Miyata was a very good bike. I own a Miyata 310 which I purchased in 1982. I am trying to sell the bike since I have purchased something else.

      The Miyata I have is in excellent shape since it was mostly stored. The frame size is 23 and the wheel size 27.

      I still have the original sales slip. I paid 295.00 for the bike and then added some accessories.

      Regards,

      Jim
      jim.roche@verizon.net
      Boston, MA
      Posted by Jimxx a Weekend Warrior riding a miyata 310 from boston, ma on 01/15/02

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    • Re: Dave, Do you know anything about a Miyata 210?
      I repair bikes as a hobby and make a few bucks on the side. I just found a Miyata bike in the garbage and it looks absolutely great. Not sure of the model, but all it needs are the wheels. It looks brand new, not even a scratch on the frame. All the posts here have been very informative, and I wish you all good luck. Happy as hell, in Montreal, Canada.
      Posted by Mario a 20 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Fiori from montreal, quebec, Canada on 10/02/02

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    • Re: Dave, Do you know anything about a Miyata 210?
      http://www.miyatacatalogs.com/

      Steve, try this site to begin your search. Also Wikipedia has a Miyata site with some links.
      A friend recently gave me a 310 (1985) in perfect condition. It was his son's. So I gonna start riding on a new greenline trail we have recently opened in Memphis. Good luck. Holden
      Posted by Holden Potter a 60+ year old Weekend Warrior riding a Miyata 310 from Memphis on 10/09/10

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  • Dave, Do you know anything about a Miyata 210?
    Dave,

    I'm looking at a couple of Miyata 210s now listed on eBay.

    I don't know anything about the brand. When I try a websearch, I come up with Miyate = unicycel maker.

    Do you know anything about Miyata, especially the 210? Was Miyata just a lower-range manufacturer tht went under?

    I would really appreciate any advice, or information on a Miyata-related web site. Thanks for your time. StevealessPosted by Steve revilak a 54 year old Cross-Country on 09/19/01

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    • Re: Dave, Do you know anything about a Miyata 210?
      yeah, I saw 'em too. they aren't that great, but they are good for recreation (I used to have a miyata series 88, I think, I forget) they are triple butted (I think, it was a while ago), which is REALLY GOOD, and you can pretty much use any triple butted mityata frame for 'cross. they're light as hell, and unless you weigh like 300 Lbs, it'll be a nice, stiff frame. I don't know the parts they come with, when I emailed the guy, he only told me there were shimano and suntour parts. If you have any other questions AT ALL about Miyata road bikes, just ask me. (I'm one or of the only hard core Miyata owners in america) Oh, and BTW, Miyata has been in business for over a hundred years, nd they make the best bikes in japan HANDS DOWN
      Posted by Mike Stavola a 17 year old Racer riding a really good and light Miyata team Carbon from Media, PA on 10/04/01

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      • Miyata One Hundred
        Mike,

        "Google" sent me to your posting. I've recently come across a Miyata "One Hundred". Do you have any info to share about this bike? Decal says "triple-butted tubing", and it's a "mixte" frame. Suntour der's, Dia-Compe side-pull brakes (soon to be swapped for some center-pulls), Miyata crank etc. I'm converting the bike to a tourer for my sister-in-law. Any info on age, original cost, worth appreciated.

        Regards,

        Tomas
        Posted by Tomas a 45+ year old Weekend Warrior riding a LeMond Zurich from Chicago on 11/29/01

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        • Re: Miyata One Hundred
          Hi, I also was inquiring about Miyata bikes because I found a model 112 at a garage sale ($50.00)!. Which I believe is at least a 1988 or older(found old tour map from 1988. I was extraordinarily lucky in that the guy gave me lock,miyata bottle,rack,bag and all receipts,owners manual, and a brochure from Miyata! Not only that but when I took it home and cleaned a thick layer of dust I found it was a brand new bike-like show room! Anyway there is no year anywhere on this brochure but It does show a model#100. And this is what it says: Sport touring class,chromoly triple butt tubing,resulting in a stronger,lighter frame. The frame is a blue color with some silver decals and highlites it is a 12 speed and came in frame sizes:19.5,21,23,25. In back of brochure every component is listed for each bike. (too many though to list).As far as prices there are some prices penned in probably by dealer.They vary by model from $375 to $275.(1988 dollars) I was told he bought this one for $350.00 Well I hope this has been some help. By the way I just love mine, think I give up the mountain and go on the road. Mario
          Posted by Mario a 48 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Miyata 112(mint)! from Chicago on 06/11/02

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      • Re: Dave, Do you know anything about a Miyata 210?
        I have 2 miyata bicycles 1 his 1 hers 210's
        call me if you want to purchase any offer will be
        reviewed very inexpensive
        Posted by Bob jacobs a 37 year old Cross-Country riding a miyata 210 from ft laud, fla usa on 04/12/03

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  • Re: Miyata bike parts
    I want to know where I can find 'em too, ytou can't get any decals from the company, and I have a newer looking logo (the pretty looin Y logo with it). I have a carbon model, but the guy who owned it before scraped half the finish and the lettering off with some kind of AWL! It looks horrible, and I need to get it refinished, cause the tubes re in great physical shape. If ANYONE can help me with even STENCILS that look like the miyata font, can you Email me?
    Posted by Mike Stavola a 17 year old Racer riding a scratched up Miyata team carbon from Media, PA on 10/04/01

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    • Re: Miyata bike parts
      http://www.gear-m.co.jp/

      Is the Japan site for Miyata. You might be able to grab the title and print it out for a decal maker to copy for you.
      Posted by Evan lloyd a Cross-Country riding a Miyata 1000 and Specialized Rock Hopper Comp from Los Gatos, CA on 01/06/02

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  • Re: Miyata bike parts
    Un Update, I have already restored the Miyata bicycle. I have not found the original decals but I have found several sign shops that can duplicate the origianl fairly well.
    Some of the posts here are debating the quality of the bike. I can tell you that my friends had been riding this bike on long rides for 18 years now. His is a 210. He rides it annually on a 200 mile trip here in Ohio. Afte painting it I paid a bike shop tp do a complete overhaul and tune up. The bike now rides better than most new ones selling for over $1,000. It's a solid bike considering it originally sold for $275.
    Another goog bike I have seen selling recently for underv $500.00 is a Giant.
    Posted by Dave Rich a 38 year old from Ohio, USA on 05/10/02

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    • Re: Miyata bike parts
      Wow I had no Idea anyone still even rode Miyata's. My dad Jim Reid was the Vice Pres of sales for America and he helped design many of the Bikes. I don't know if he could get the decals but if you were wondering about the original equipment he could probably answer alot of those questions and I still have a bunch of Miyata water bottles and those little Roadie hats if anyone is interested. I can look around the garage and I think I still have some of the original Literature. If anyone wants to sell theirs let me know I have been looking for one.
      Posted by EdReid a 23 year old Weekend Warrior riding a gt lts3 from Costa Mesa Ca USA on 06/18/02

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      • Re: Miyata bike parts
        Any info on the Miyata Team (road). I just picked up a frame on ebay and would like to restore it. Any info would be of great help.
        Posted by 3 RENSHO a 50 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a 3 rensho, paletti, serotta from Toms River on 06/20/02

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      • Re: Miyata bike parts
        i have recently gotten a miyata one-ten that someone was throwing out. the cranks were bent so i replaced them and am in the stages of figuring out the BB size i need because the chainline is messed. the frame is a bit small so i think i will either try to fix it up and sell it r use it for a city bike. do you have any info or know the website for miyata bikes? are they still in business? and do you know where you can get replacement 5 cog freewheels because the chain skips and i think its just drivetrain wear because it's only on power pedals. any info you can give me would be great. thanks
        Posted by Pat Duffy a 15 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a GT tequest and i-drive 2.0, haro backtrail pro from randolph, mass on 07/30/02

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      • Re: Miyata bike parts
        I just purchased a Triple Cross (XXX) for $30 and I'm loving it. It's a bit big for me (its a 27" frame) and I'm only 5'6" but so far its a great ride. It is fully outfitted and seems to be with all the original parts except the tires. Is there anyone out there with a comparable bike (I believe its a hybrid) that might be interested in a trade? E-mail me at SyossetACT@aol.com. If not, can anyone give me any infor about this model of bike? What year(s) was it produced? Where can I get an owner's manual?
        Posted by Gene Connor a 30 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Miyata Triple XXX from Smithtown, NY on 08/20/02

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        • Re: Miyata bike parts
          Hopefully you should have gotten this info a long time ago but if you are still interested:

          I also have a Miyata Triplecross. I purchased this bike brand new from "Mr. C's Cycles" in Brooklyn, NY in 1990. I beleive that this was the current production year since at the time I had to wait until it was ordered and shipped in. I also have the manual. This bike was indeed a hybrid - excellent frame rigid yet light triple butted CrMo.
          Posted by Miyataman a 49 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Miyata Triplecross from Atlanta, GA on 04/16/06

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      • Re: Miyata bike parts
        Hi! I would be very interesteded in buying a Miyata hat or bicycle jersey. I also have a Miyata 310 that I bought in 1985 and upgraded to index shifting.Very happy with both bikes.
        Thank you
        David
        Posted by Dr D.K a 53 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Miyata Team triple Butted and splined '94 from San Diego, CA on 10/16/02

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  • Re: Miyata bike parts
    Folks:
    Anyone looking for Miyata bicycles or Miyata parts?
    I can get more than a few. Please let me know what you are looking for and up to how much are you willing to pay.
    Posted by Farzod a 40 year old Weekend Warrior riding a miyata 100,90,80 and more from Hayward, Ca on 07/03/02

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    • Re: Miyata bike parts
      I have a Miyata alumitech 6300 12 - speed. Where can I get parts to update shifter to index-shifter?
      Posted by Smedly a 43 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Miyata 6300 from Michigan on 03/28/03

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    • Re: Miyata bike parts
      Hi, please send me an email with their photos and information with suggested price. If it is not expensive
      I am intrested in buying one male bike. My email is kaiembada@hotmail.com Thank you.
      --------Kim
      Posted by Hyung-Goo Kim from Boston, MA, USA on 05/18/03

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    • Re: Miyata bike parts
      I'm looking for a few parts for my mid 80's Miyata 912. The things that I'm having the most trouble finding are the non-aero brake lever covers (in black), a six cog cartridge for the rear wheel, and any touch up paint. I bought it new in about '85 or '86 and have re&re'ed it myself and it's still in great shape. Any help with these parts would be great.
      Posted by Stu Young a 35 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Miyata 912 & Team Marin from Vancouver, BC on 06/02/03

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    • Re: Miyata bike parts
      I'm looking for a few parts for my mid 80's Miyata 912. The things that I'm having the most trouble finding are the non-aero brake lever covers (in black), a six cog cartridge for the rear wheel, and any touch up paint (it's charcoal grey and pink). I bought it new in about '85 or '86 and have re&re'ed it myself and it's still in great shape. Any help with these parts would be great.
      Posted by Stu Young a 35 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Miyata 912 & Team Marin from Vancouver, BC on 06/02/03

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    • Re: Miyata bike parts
      hi, I am looking for a 56cm Team Miyata(steel) any info you have on this matter would be GREATLY appreciated.
      Thank you.
      Walter
      walterdawes@netzero.com
      Posted by Tryintobreakaspoke a 31 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Team Miyata from Houston on 07/29/03

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  • Miyata bike
    I just bought a used Miyata road bike, California model with 18 speeds for $ 60. I would like to know when it was made and other information.

    Thank you,
    Vatid from Thailand
    Posted by Mr.Vatid Charoensiri a 43 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Miyata California, Bridgestone Mudrock from Bangkok, Thailand on 07/30/02

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  • Re: Miyata bike parts
    In the early 80's I was a serious bicycle tourist on my Raliegh Grand Prix and often wondered what the best touring bike was. At that time I discovered the Miyata 1000 and I don't think there was a better possible choice. I now ride a Koga-Miyata touring bike and have learned a little about the Miyata company history along the way. Miyata still exists but in the early 90's they pulled out of the U.S. market because of the terrible currency devaluation that made Japanese goods too expensive to sell. As a result of this the company sold its high quality bike division which was purchased by a Dutch company and became Koga-Miyata, www.koga.com. Gone is the triple butted spline based Cr-Mo tubing. It was replaced by TIG welded Aluminum and more exotic stuff. I think the light Cr-MO they used had a superior ride but thats just my opinion. I also aquired a late 80's vintage Miyata 910 that I love to ride. It is extremely light and maneuverable. It has a very short wheelbase that translates into raceability.
    It lost its decals too. But I think if you went to that miyata site mentioned a few messages back you could grab the logo from the top of the page and get a decal maker to reproduce it. I might try that myself.
    Posted by Greg a 38 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Miyata 910 from Boston, MA on 08/19/02

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  • Re: Miyata bike parts
    I have a miyata 912 which I bought back in about 1982. It now has specialized 700/23 115-125 psi tires on mavic rims and rides great at 26 lbs. Only trouble... the shimano 600 original brakes are not good compared to modern ultegra or dura-ace. When I tried to replace the brakes 3 separate bike shops mech's told me it was not possible because the modern brakes have different measurements. Any ideas? Would a new fork take care of the front brakes installation?
    Posted by Mr. DUCKY a 51 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Miyata 912 from Babylon, NY LOng Island on 09/18/02

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    • Re: Miyata bike parts
      Did that 912 come with 700c wheels 20 years ago, or did you change them? Through the mid-'80s "long-reach" calipers were still the norm on all but professional bicycles; and if your 600 calipers were long (long have a "57" stamped on back of the arms, short have "49") in the first place, and you changed to 700c wheels (placing the rim 4mm FARTHER from the brake pivot), then you may be stuck. Yes, newer forks would work, OR using less expensive calipers with a "drop-bolt" pivot (don't know it they're even made anymore), OR finding some nice 27" rims (old Fiamme or Rigida blue labels are nice (though definitely not an even swap for those Mavics!))
      Myself, I always liked the older Shimano calipers, but I do have to agree that they are harder to keep adjusted than the new generation of twin-pivot brakes.
      Good luck.
      I call myself....Dopey
      Posted by David M. Doepel a 43 year old riding a '72 Raleigh SuperCourse, '81 Schwinn Comp. Sting from Twin Cities, MN on 11/29/02

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    • Re: Miyata bike parts
      I have an '85 912 that needs a front fork. Where can I get one???
      Posted by Mt Jones a 48 year old riding a Miyata 912 '85 from Seattle, WA on 02/11/03

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  • Miyata 615
    Anyone know anything about the Miyata model 615?
    It has Triple butted chrome molybdenum steel and the fork is Miyata Magnalite Magnesium Steel with Shimano biopace chain rings. It looks like a touring bike, it has fenders, rear rack, Shimano Deore rear shifter. Was it a top of the line model, middle, or low end? When were they sold?
    Posted by Stephen Migotsky a 51 year old Weekend Warrior from NH on 09/19/02

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    • Re: Miyata 615
      The 615 GT was Miyata's mid level touring bike in the mid 80's. Standard equipment included the Deore rear derailleur with a variety of other components (no single group). Only the rear rack was standard, but the bike has braze ons for a front rack, and fenders. The Biopace chain rings were the latest thing then. Probably the most unique feature was the "radial" tires that came as original equipment.

      My bike cost about $500 Cdn in 1986, and it's still going strong after 50000+ kilometers. About all that's left of the original bike is the frame, rack, front and rear derailleurs, brake levers, and cranks. Everything else has been replaced.
      Posted by Silver Heels a 52 year old on 07/06/06

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      • Re: Miyata 615
        You replied to a 4-year old post..


        You officially win at the internet...
        Posted by Crzyridr33 a 34 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a SantaBansheeCruzBlurr on 07/06/06

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  • Re: Miyata decals
    Try Cyclart. They are in Vista, CA. or log on to Cyclart.com they do painting, restorations and decals for any bike.
    Posted by Susan a 45 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Miyata 912 on 10/04/02

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  • Re: Miyata bike parts
    I have a myata 25th anniversary, black and gold, never ridden, cherry condition, its the only one that made it to Canada. Looking for info on how to find guys interested and info to sell it, please reply or email me with any ideas or info
    Posted by Stoney a 27 year old Racer riding a Miyata 25th Anniversary from Calgary on 11/27/02

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    • Re: Miyata bike parts
      Hi, please send me an email with its photo and information and price. If it is not so expensive I wanna buy it,
      Thanks. My email is kaiembada@hotmail.com and tel:001-617-726-9182 or 001-617-724-9571.
      --------Kim from Boston, MA
      Posted by Hyung-Goo Kim from Boston, MA, USA on 05/18/03

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  • Re: Miyata bike parts
    FYI If my memory serves me right, Miyata has been around since 1890; that's 5 years after Bianchi started, and 5 years before Ignaz Schwinn sold his first bike. In 16+ years as a mechanic in 3 different shops, I never sold them, but I feared them i.e. they were/are NICE bikes, I think better than the other Japanesed biggies, Bridgestone or Fuji.
    Posted by David M. Doepel a 43 year old riding a '75 Schwinn FastBack 5-speed from the Twin Cities of Minnesota on 11/29/02

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  • Re: Miyata bike parts
    I HAVE A 19inch 1991 MIYATA 21 SPEED ELEVATION 200 MTB. IT HAS A CRO-MO FRAME AND IT STILS RIDES GREAT. I ADDED A NEW SHIMANO SHIFTER & BRAKE SET, V-BRAKES, BAR ENDS AND REPLACED THE 26x1.95 SIZE TIRE TO 26x2.10. I AM ALSO THINKING OF PUTTING ON A SUSPENSION FORK ON IT THAT I TOOK OFF ANOTHER BIKE WITH THE SAME TYPE OF FRAME.

    I AM USEING IT AS A BACK UP BIKE SINCE I BOUGHT MY 1998 FUJI MTB.

    I I PAID ABOUT $450 FOR IT ABOUT 13 YEARS AGO.

    IF ANYONE HAS ANY IDEA HOW MUCH THIS BIKE MIGHT BE WORTH LET ME KNOW.
    SINCE THE COMPANY IS NOT AROUND ANYMORE THESE BIKES MIGHT BECOME CLASSICS ONE DAY.

    TOM
    Posted by IRONEAGLE a 29 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a MIYATA ELEVATION 200 MTB from BRONX, NY USA on 05/26/03

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  • Re: Miyata bike parts

    I'm trying to find out what year (more or less) bike is. It is a 62cm Team Miyata 12 speed. Triple-butted with Cr-Mo. The serial number is NM71631...

    I've seen a picture of a bike with the same color scheme/frame type except that it has a "spline" (?) frame. That bike (14 speed) was identified as an '89. Should I take that to mean mine is from the same year or not?

    thanks
    Posted by JDRoss a 22 year old riding a Team miyata from Seattle on 08/24/03

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  • Re: Miyata bike parts
    Hi I just purchased a Miyata 718a for which is in excellent shape with the exception of the tire rot and flats, plus lots of dust and webs from sitting in some guys garage for a long while. I paid $30 for it and I was wondering if it was worth the price I paid. I would love to get a bit more info on the brand if folks have any.
    Posted by Oldbikeschool a 31 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Miyata 718a from Kent, Ohio on 08/21/06

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  • Re: Miyata bike parts
    i got an old (but only ridden twice around the block) miyata crosscountry bike what do you think its worth its still like new
    Posted by Mousecoguy a 61 year old riding a miyata crosscountry from San Diego on 02/23/08

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