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07-03-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By polymorphself

Hi. Iíve also got one and really enjoy it. ...

Hi. Iíve also got one and really enjoy it.

Here is a link to the Miyata Catalogs of the 70ís, 80ís and early 90ís: https://www.ragandbone.ca/Miyata/miyata_selector.html

Here is a very long...
Forum: Touring
07-03-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By polymorphself

Awesome, just bought one of these myself from a...

Awesome, just bought one of these myself from a forum member, itís on its way to me as we speak. Mine is a 1985 model which I believe is the exact same frame with slightly different decals. You did...
07-02-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By polymorphself

Aesthetically I think the 1986-1988 Schwinn...

Aesthetically I think the 1986-1988 Schwinn Voyageurs are among the best looking touring bikes of the 80ís and an 86 is in my list of wants. Theyíre very clean looking with classy decals and...
07-02-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By polymorphself

Wild it has that much clearance. Howís your...

Wild it has that much clearance. Howís your fender line? Which fenders?
07-02-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By polymorphself

With or without fenders? For daily riding my...

With or without fenders? For daily riding my thought is 32s, 35 max, but thatís me. Also post photos of the bike!
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By polymorphself

Start by reading through this thread ;) Then...

Start by reading through this thread ;)
Then get your post count up to 10 and you'll be able to post some pictures. Normally I'd say start a separate thread for it but if it's the same or similar...
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By polymorphself

It's an entry level, and not close to a racing...

It's an entry level, and not close to a racing bike and was doubtful raced. It comes with a lot of steel components as opposed to alloy which makes a bike with an already heavy frame even heavier....
07-02-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 294
Posted By polymorphself

Right, $200 is about the most I was thinking for...

Right, $200 is about the most I was thinking for the pug in that listing. It may sell for more given location
but hopefully you could grab it first. As noted above, yeah it’ll all work on your mixte...
07-02-20, 02:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 294
Posted By polymorphself

Its the NYC premium for sure. That same Peugeot...

Its the NYC premium for sure. That same Peugeot would list for $200 and sell for $125 in most other cities Iím sure.

Also, yeah, theyíre common here but not likely as common as they are over in...
07-01-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 294
Posted By polymorphself

I'll try and respond to more of those questions...

I'll try and respond to more of those questions tomorrow, but here is I believe your exact bike in non mixte form on Brooklyn CL right now:...
07-01-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 294
Posted By polymorphself

You're going to get all kinds of useful responses...

You're going to get all kinds of useful responses over the next few days, and until the bike starts to come together you'll basically be piecing together pennies from various posters, so here is my...
06-29-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,246
Posted By polymorphself

Hard pass. You wonít ride it. You wonít enjoy it....

Hard pass. You wonít ride it. You wonít enjoy it. Never fully at least. Iím assuming this frame builder doesnít build frames anymore or is no longer around to do so, which is why you havenít sprung...
06-29-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By polymorphself

Canít help with the repair side of things, but...

Canít help with the repair side of things, but what T-Mar mentioned about the frame is important, although I know not the main point. Unless the frame has any kind of sentimental value to you, it is...
06-28-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,357
Posted By polymorphself

ryansu Is that finished 87 520 posted anywhere?...

ryansu Is that finished 87 520 posted anywhere? Iím helping somebody overhaul one currently, great bike.
06-28-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By polymorphself

B17 still seems appropriate for gravel setup no?

B17 still seems appropriate for gravel setup no?
06-28-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 786
Posted By polymorphself

pink or gold would be fun, a shade of darker...

pink or gold would be fun, a shade of darker brown would really suit it I think. Cloth or no?
Replies: 8
Views: 5,776
Posted By polymorphself

That's an insane trash pile find.

That's an insane trash pile find.
Forum: Want To Buy
06-28-20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By polymorphself

I would definitely recommend posting in the...

I would definitely recommend posting in the Classic and Vintage Sales section, and maybe also posting in the regular Classic and Vintage section simply to ask for recommendations around your price...
06-27-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 786
Posted By polymorphself

So nice! Burgundy bikes go so well with aluminum...

So nice! Burgundy bikes go so well with aluminum and brown accessories/accents especially.
06-27-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 786
Posted By polymorphself

Wow this is awesome! Love the straps. 1985 is my...

Wow this is awesome! Love the straps. 1985 is my favorite year for Miyata color schemes and decals (I do love the 1988 615 burgundy though). Here is my 85 310.

...
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By polymorphself

Its pretty easy to post pics but the problem...

Its pretty easy to post pics but the problem youíre probably running into is you need 10 posts before you can post photos.

Drive side does imply cranks etc but doesnít necessarily need to be A...
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By polymorphself

My guess to someone who knows what it is and...

My guess to someone who knows what it is and specifically wants a touring bike, upwards of $350? I wouldn't take less than $200 unless you were desperate. A run over with Meguires Scratch X 2.0...
06-25-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By polymorphself

Hey it' still a little better than I expected....

Hey it' still a little better than I expected. With the whole bike together and full of patina it shouldn't stand out so much. Also you're one post away from 1,000.
06-25-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 909
Posted By polymorphself

My thought is that heís just got low end bikes. I...

My thought is that heís just got low end bikes. I canít imagine any vintage steel bike in decent condition having a single issue with someone just over 200 pounds. Find any frame that fits him and...
06-25-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By polymorphself

Still available?

Still available?
06-24-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 298
Posted By polymorphself

Andy_K and unworthy1 I recently used the gel for...

Andy_K and unworthy1 I recently used the gel for the first time on some hard to reach spots on components that I didnít want to remove and soak and Iím happy to say it worked as well as the liquid.
06-23-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 298
Posted By polymorphself

Sure is! 1987 520. The paint is insane on these....

Sure is! 1987 520. The paint is insane on these. Really nice bike too. 531 frame, generous clearance, pretty long wheelbase, triple, all the braze ons, cantis. Solid components for the year too....
06-23-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 298
Posted By polymorphself

Thanks guys! It being a lug just made me a little...

Thanks guys! It being a lug just made me a little nervous as this isnít my bike and I want the person riding it to be safe.
06-23-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 298
Posted By polymorphself

Rust on headtube lug - evaporust?

Iíve gotten plenty of rust off of components before but have yet to encounter it on a key structural point of a frame so I thought Iíd ask. Doesnít look bad other than aesthetically. Assuming itís...
06-22-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,695
Posted By polymorphself

Where in CA? Offerup? Craigslist? eBay? ; ) ...

Where in CA? Offerup? Craigslist? eBay? ; )

Edit: found them and wow those are cheap and fairly priced.
06-21-20, 02:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 992
Posted By polymorphself

Whereíd you get ahold of these bar plugs?

Whereíd you get ahold of these bar plugs?
06-20-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By polymorphself

marius.suiram had some for sale awhile back I...

marius.suiram had some for sale awhile back I believe.
06-20-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,046
Posted By polymorphself

Thanks! Incredible. They never came with triples...

Thanks! Incredible. They never came with triples right, that was your choice?
06-19-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 611
Posted By polymorphself

Reading that Africa trip story- when did triples...

Reading that Africa trip story- when did triples become the norm on touring bicycles? This man toured the world on a 10 speed. Seems to have been a quality bike for the time given the weight listed...
06-19-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,046
Posted By polymorphself

Oof. Where can we see more (and higher quality)...

Oof. Where can we see more (and higher quality) photos of this?
06-18-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By polymorphself

What keeps these from being full on tourers?...

What keeps these from being full on tourers? Theyve got triples, cantis, fender clearance (as far as I can tell), double water bottle braze ons, relaxed geometry although maybe slightly sporty...
...
06-17-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 34,061
Posted By polymorphself

This bike no longer looks like this but just...

This bike no longer looks like this but just found this old photo so...

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06-17-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,232
Posted By polymorphself

Must be nice :roflmao2:Thatís a lot of money for...

Must be nice :roflmao2:Thatís a lot of money for an hour!

Back in high school I had a similar motto for how interacted with teachers and other authority figures except it was ďIf you donít ask,...
06-17-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By polymorphself

Sorry, Arizona! 1976 is my cutoff for the Super...

Sorry, Arizona! 1976 is my cutoff for the Super Course unfortunately (just added that to the OP). Potentially interested in the Pro Tour 15 if it is the blue frame but might have my hands full with...
06-17-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By polymorphself

here is a closeup ...

here is a closeup


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06-16-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By polymorphself

Thanks! Gonna try for the dia Compe and if not...

Thanks! Gonna try for the dia Compe and if not then go for these. Appreciate it.
06-16-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By polymorphself

Unfortunately looks to be the 25" frame, but if...

Unfortunately looks to be the 25" frame, but if 23" I'd like to have a look. 23" is my upper limit in sizing though.
06-16-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By polymorphself

Funny enough, I've been emailing with him. The...

Funny enough, I've been emailing with him. The bike is actually in Seattle and he posted it in the wrong state. Not sure if he has fixed that yet. It's an extremely good deal but if I end up with the...
06-16-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By polymorphself

Sorry, I don't follow! Non-aero is what I'd get,...

Sorry, I don't follow! Non-aero is what I'd get, helping a friend out with her bike and it's not with me. I'm looking at:
...
06-16-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By polymorphself

Which brake hoods for 1987 Trek 520?

Of the options on the VO site, which will work and which won't? The current ones say Shimano on them. Catalog says "z-326" levers.

...
06-15-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By polymorphself

I have updated the OP. I'm currently in talks...

I have updated the OP. I'm currently in talks with people about an 86 Voyageur and an 85 720. Depending on how things go there that may be all she wrote for now. That being said, I've taken Centurion...
06-15-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 200,622
Posted By polymorphself

Looks awesome!

Looks awesome!
06-15-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 200,622
Posted By polymorphself

Nice! Don't know anything about the bike he's...

Nice! Don't know anything about the bike he's picking up but your 112 will be a solid ride! That's the great thing about 80's Miyatas, the were all punched above their weight it seems, even the lower...
06-15-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By polymorphself

I'm just here to see how the forks turn out.

I'm just here to see how the forks turn out.
06-14-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 695
Posted By polymorphself

Nice! A U08 is a single speed id like to have....

Nice! A U08 is a single speed id like to have. Easy enough to find these frames but building them up with alloy parts can be very pricey. Iíve yet to figure out how to source cheap but good looking...
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