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08-03-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 279
Posted By The Golden Boy

there was a point after 1990 that they moved...

there was a point after 1990 that they moved (some?) manufacturing to Taiwan. Miyata held out as long as they responsibly could.
08-03-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By The Golden Boy

These are the 1987 XC Sport versions of the...

These are the 1987 XC Sport versions of the roller cams- they have the infinitely adjustable spring tension setup.


https://live.staticflickr.com/4611/39323799364_ae94ab421d_o.jpg...
08-03-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 367
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm sensitive so I think high flange hubs look...

I'm sensitive so I think high flange hubs look pretty.


https://live.staticflickr.com/4690/24576607767_f61cabb0ce_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DrKxfF)IMG_0079 (https://flic.kr/p/DrKxfF) by Dave The...
08-03-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 279
Posted By The Golden Boy

There's the 2nd bottle braze ons and mid-fork...

There's the 2nd bottle braze ons and mid-fork eyelets that are missing from the earlier ones. IMO- the bottle cage is a big deal, and the mid fork would be a big deal if you're actually touring on...
08-03-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 446
Posted By The Golden Boy

These computers aren't as smart as these whiz...

These computers aren't as smart as these whiz kids say they are.
08-03-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 279
Posted By The Golden Boy

You should totally check out the 'Show Your...

You should totally check out the 'Show Your Miyata 1000' thread. https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1176535-show-your-miyata-1000-a.html That'll give you an idea of what the differences...
08-03-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 446
Posted By The Golden Boy

I had one of those AOL disk thingys around here...

I had one of those AOL disk thingys around here somewhere...
08-02-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By The Golden Boy

Be aware of what Reynolds actually states: ...

Be aware of what Reynolds actually states:

"REYNOLDS 531 CLUB SPORT transfer, a cycle
bearing this transfer has top seat and down tube
BUTTED in REYNOLDS 531 and head tube BUTTED
steerer,...
08-02-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 847
Posted By The Golden Boy

I keep talking about selling some stuff off. I...

I keep talking about selling some stuff off. I know I have some things that I don't give enough riding time to that I know people would love.
08-02-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By The Golden Boy

I totally understand wanting to get something...

I totally understand wanting to get something now- with as little fuss as possible to feel good about getting under way with the tour.

The last thing you want is to doubt your equipment. You need...
08-02-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By The Golden Boy

Never underestimate Suntour stuff- The friction...

Never underestimate Suntour stuff- The friction stuff always shifts great- the less expensive stuff will just be heavier because it's got more steel than aluminum.

I was shocked today to see a...
08-02-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 446
Posted By The Golden Boy

I need to learn how to use this internet thingy.

I need to learn how to use this internet thingy.
08-01-20, 06:43 AM
08-01-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 388
Posted By The Golden Boy

An exceptional looking bike!

An exceptional looking bike!
07-31-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 721
Posted By The Golden Boy

I have the Boxy Rando Bag in Ranger Tan. This...

I have the Boxy Rando Bag in Ranger Tan. This was a Christmas present from my wife- In all that "what do you want for Christmas" stuff that goes on- I gave her a link to the Acorn site- ...
07-29-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 728
Posted By The Golden Boy

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49749126448_ca...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49749126448_ca76a357bf_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iNah4s)New Hat (https://flic.kr/p/2iNah4s) by Dave The Golden Boy (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151917295@N05/),...
07-29-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By The Golden Boy

Every once in a while a set of adjusters show up...

Every once in a while a set of adjusters show up on eBay.
07-29-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 728
Posted By The Golden Boy

I’ve got one of the Boxy Rando Bags in Ranger...

I’ve got one of the Boxy Rando Bags in Ranger Tan. It was a Christmas present from my wife- and I was STUNNED she got it.

That bag is one of my most prized cycling accoutrements.
07-28-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By The Golden Boy

Some people have had luck with some of the...

Some people have had luck with some of the earlier DC brakes- I suppose it also very much has to do with which bike and how wide the posts are spaced... But when you see a set of lightly used MT62...
07-28-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By The Golden Boy

It was ryansu And it was a Cresta GT not a...

It was
ryansu

And it was a Cresta GT not a Riviera GT.

So much for that "remembering all the bikes" thing! :O :D
07-28-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'd bet dollars to doughnuts you could go to 700c...

I'd bet dollars to doughnuts you could go to 700c with no problems- provided you use the proper brakes. The Shimano MC-70, MT-62, M732 brakes will work- as will the Suntour XC Pro brakes. I'm...
07-28-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By The Golden Boy

It's like at the dog park- you know all the dogs'...

It's like at the dog park- you know all the dogs' names, you recognize the owners- but you don't remember their names...

You remember the bike- you vaguely know who's bike it is... :D
07-27-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By The Golden Boy

OK- First. Simplex Retrofriction. ...

OK- First.

Simplex Retrofriction.



Otherwise get a set of 6400 shifters- looks like around $50 off ebay- that's barely looking.
07-27-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By The Golden Boy

Is there one that says, you made it out of your...

Is there one that says, you made it out of your driveway and didn't fall down?
07-27-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By The Golden Boy

Nope- It's a regular- and he got in a minor...

Nope-

It's a regular- and he got in a minor bike trail accident and totaled the bike...
07-27-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 791
Posted By The Golden Boy

Exactly. Not that Eroica is my sort of...

Exactly.

Not that Eroica is my sort of thing exactly- but I take it as an event to celebrate 'doing it the old fashioned way.' And it seems it's got to have people that want to be included, but...
07-27-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,108
Posted By The Golden Boy

Still a fascinating thread!!!

Still a fascinating thread!!!
07-27-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By The Golden Boy

There was someone here who had that same model...

There was someone here who had that same model that he lavished tons of attention on- I can't remember who... but it was a strikingly cool bike. It's a great color scheme- enough to stand out- but...
07-26-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 845
Posted By The Golden Boy

"I'm simple, I see a Miyata with cantis, I buy...

"I'm simple, I see a Miyata with cantis, I buy it."

Solid course of action.
07-25-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 76,258
Posted By The Golden Boy

Just recieved a marvelous derailleur from...

Just recieved a marvelous derailleur from malcala622

Thank you!!!
07-23-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,261
Posted By The Golden Boy

I just learned how the sewn together panniers are...

I just learned how the sewn together panniers are carried!!!


https://live.staticflickr.com/3030/2772240308_cf09559931_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5dYssG)68 (https://flic.kr/p/5dYssG) by zbillster...
07-23-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,606
Posted By The Golden Boy

How did you even find this thread? Having...

How did you even find this thread?

Having the information is one thing, but finding an 8 year old thread with next to no tangible information in it and being able to match it up... that's...
07-22-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,323
Posted By The Golden Boy

About 2 years ago I had written and asked for...

About 2 years ago I had written and asked for information- Mr. Hiroshi was in Japan, I think it was his daughter that I emailed with- by the time he'd gotten back from Japan my fortunes had changed...
07-22-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,965
Posted By The Golden Boy

... cockinal?

... cockinal?
07-22-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By The Golden Boy

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1145579...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1145579-happy-531-a.html

:D
07-22-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,650
Posted By The Golden Boy

I agree with the "clean up and treat the rust and...

I agree with the "clean up and treat the rust and seal the bare metal" group. I'd stay away from powder coating, and I don't think I'd want that repainted- yet.

I would build it up with parts...
07-21-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,965
Posted By The Golden Boy

Supernational.

Supernational.
07-21-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By The Golden Boy

CP-Settings- Edit Options- turn off "Infinite...

CP-Settings- Edit Options- turn off "Infinite Scroll"
07-21-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 855
Posted By The Golden Boy

I don't really see it in your pic- but the...

I don't really see it in your pic- but the important thing is that you posted a pic. I mean, no one got hurt. Fortunately you noticed it before it became a catastrophic failure... I don't know what...
07-21-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,274
Posted By The Golden Boy

The TSV is one of the most very beautiful bikes-...

The TSV is one of the most very beautiful bikes- that green/teal color is irresistible to me! Plus those spoke holders- I've never gotten to ride one- but they certainly exude class like few other...
07-21-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By The Golden Boy

Did you ever get to kick that guy ankle deep in...

Did you ever get to kick that guy ankle deep in the nutz?

I'm so sorry for you, but I'm so glad you got the frame back.
07-20-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By The Golden Boy

It's 7/20! Show Your Trek 720!!!

There's always a new influx of new people and regulars that have acquired bikes- and people like me that are just ridiculously in love with their bikes!

Show your Trek 720!

Here's my 1985 Trek...
07-19-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By The Golden Boy

Seeing as how those look a lot like the Tektro...

Seeing as how those look a lot like the Tektro CR720 with the adjustment slot farther from the pivot point- they may be designed around a modern bike with modern canti spacing. In other words- they...
07-19-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By The Golden Boy

IMO- you put that the nice stuff on for YOU. ...

IMO- you put that the nice stuff on for YOU.

If you have the original stuff, by all means put it back on- if you want; but don't go out and source and buy it- you won't get back the investment. ...
07-19-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By The Golden Boy

IMO- the DA7703 crankset looks a little more...

IMO- the DA7703 crankset looks a little more "classic" than the 7803.


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07-18-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,517
Posted By The Golden Boy

Did EjustE come back- this time with a really bad...

Did EjustE come back- this time with a really bad attitude and a spelling problem?
07-18-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By The Golden Boy

Look on the eBay- I searched 'vintage diacompe...

Look on the eBay- I searched 'vintage diacompe cantilever brake spring'-you can take a $10 gamble that the spring is the same on a DC980 vs a 983. Or buy a new set of 983s. Or take the opportunity to...
07-18-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,166
Posted By The Golden Boy

By the way Gaff I didn't see it mentioned- but...

By the way Gaff I didn't see it mentioned- but not only do you have a VERY desirable bike model, but you also have one of the most desirable years to find. It's got the Splined Triple Butted...
07-18-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,368
Posted By The Golden Boy

I switched from 1986 Shimano Z Series side pulls...

I switched from 1986 Shimano Z Series side pulls to 1993-ish Ultegra/600 aero levers and a matching dual pivot in the front- and that was the best braking I'd experienced from side pulls.
07-17-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,099
Posted By The Golden Boy

Is that really THAT much of a Wisconsin thing?

Is that really THAT much of a Wisconsin thing?
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