Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

1985 Miyata Six Ten College Build

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

1985 Miyata Six Ten College Build

Old 07-18-18, 01:09 PM
  #26  
revcp 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA
Posts: 1,120

Bikes: 2011 Surly Troll, 2015 Borealis Yampa, 1985 Trek 720

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 203 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 12 Posts
Originally Posted by Iowegian View Post
On second look that is still a beautiful bike. Very nice update!
I've convinced my college-age son that fenders are actually pretty nice when your bike is your only transportation. Have you considered fenders for this bike? Seems like they would fit and even when dry, gravel will nick up a frame in no time without them.
My son actually brought up fenders. We really can't do cheap plastic with this build. Some kind of shiny silver. Also, pedals are on order: DMR V8.
__________________
Don't complain about the weather and cower in fear. It's all good weather. Just different.
revcp is offline  
Old 07-18-18, 01:11 PM
  #27  
revcp 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA
Posts: 1,120

Bikes: 2011 Surly Troll, 2015 Borealis Yampa, 1985 Trek 720

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 203 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 12 Posts
Originally Posted by Hudson308 View Post
Gorgeous bike! Another notch for the Powdercoat man? It will probably be safer at Luther than at any typical Twin Cities college bike rack, but you may consider registering it (for free) on the Minneapolis Police Bike Registry. I know Iowa is a bit of a distance for a stolen bike to travel back, but at the very least you'll have a margin of proof that you own it if the worst should happen. I also would discourage keeping that Brooks on a college bike. You can buy a cheap "pleather" facsimile from Origin8 that will hold up to inclement weather a bit better. (I spotted the bonnet stuffed under the saddle, but sometimes weather happens when you're nowhere around.)
Indeed, another notch for Doug. We do plan on registering it. My son is type AA, so I'm sure he will keep the saddle bonnetted (is that a word?) at all times. Also, I'll be super gluing ball bearings into the bolt heads of the seatpost and saddle clamp.
__________________
Don't complain about the weather and cower in fear. It's all good weather. Just different.

Last edited by revcp; 07-18-18 at 01:20 PM.
revcp is offline  
Old 07-18-18, 02:17 PM
  #28  
Iowegian
Senior Member
 
Iowegian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Boulder, Colo
Posts: 1,974
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 76 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by revcp View Post
My son actually brought up fenders.
smart kid!

Originally Posted by revcp View Post
We really can't do cheap plastic with this build. Some kind of shiny silver.
smart dad!
Iowegian is offline  
Old 07-18-18, 02:33 PM
  #29  
Hudson308 
Mr. Anachronism
 
Hudson308's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: City of Lakes
Posts: 1,520

Bikes: fillet-brazed Chicago Schwinns, and some other stuff

Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 338 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 14 Times in 11 Posts
Originally Posted by revcp View Post
I'll be super gluing ball bearings into the bolt heads of the seatpost and saddle clamp.
Now THAT'S a clever theft deterrent!
__________________
"If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up where we're going." -Irwin Corey
Hudson308 is offline  
Old 07-18-18, 02:45 PM
  #30  
noglider 
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Village, New York City
Posts: 37,142

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1973 Raleigh Twenty, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 419 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5362 Post(s)
Liked 78 Times in 61 Posts
Originally Posted by revcp View Post
Indeed, another notch for Doug. We do plan on registering it. My son is type AA, so I'm sure he will keep the saddle bonnetted (is that a word?) at all times. Also, I'll be super gluing ball bearings into the bolt heads of the seatpost and saddle clamp.
Consider using solder. That might be easier to undo. But what do I know.

Have you considered dynamo powered lights? If you use a hub dynamo, he won't even have to switch the lights on or off. I like 'em a lot.
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Old 07-18-18, 04:34 PM
  #31  
52telecaster
ambulatory senior
 
52telecaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Peoria Il
Posts: 2,649

Bikes: Bob Jackson World Tour, 81 miyata 912 and 86 miyata 312.

Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 816 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 21 Times in 10 Posts
Originally Posted by noglider View Post
consider using solder. That might be easier to undo. But what do i know.

Have you considered dynamo powered lights? If you use a hub dynamo, he won't even have to switch the lights on or off. I like 'em a lot.
+1
52telecaster is offline  
Old 07-19-18, 12:30 PM
  #32  
DiegoFrogs
Senior Member
 
DiegoFrogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 2,372

Bikes: '77 Centurion "Pro Tour"; '67 Carlton "The Flyer"; 1984 Ross MTB (in USA)

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Oh, my! That's nice! I think the 610 is an even-better platform for what you built here than the highest-end touring bikes.

You might also consider some theft-resistant wheel skewers, though I'm not sure how well the rears work with horizontal dropouts. Those are some nice, flashy wheels... Sometimes these things also come with a replacement for the seatpost clamp, which may or may not work with that frame.
DiegoFrogs is offline  
Old 07-19-18, 06:05 PM
  #33  
revcp 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA
Posts: 1,120

Bikes: 2011 Surly Troll, 2015 Borealis Yampa, 1985 Trek 720

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 203 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 12 Posts
Originally Posted by DiegoFrogs View Post
Oh, my! That's nice! I think the 610 is an even-better platform for what you built here than the highest-end touring bikes.

You might also consider some theft-resistant wheel skewers, though I'm not sure how well the rears work with horizontal dropouts. Those are some nice, flashy wheels... Sometimes these things also come with a replacement for the seatpost clamp, which may or may not work with that frame.
I've actually been studying up on anti theft skewers. So far the reasonably priced ones all seem to be pretty easily defeated.
revcp is offline  
Old 07-20-18, 06:47 AM
  #34  
revcp 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA
Posts: 1,120

Bikes: 2011 Surly Troll, 2015 Borealis Yampa, 1985 Trek 720

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 203 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 12 Posts
Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Consider using solder. That might be easier to undo. But what do I know.

Have you considered dynamo powered lights? If you use a hub dynamo, he won't even have to switch the lights on or off. I like 'em a lot.
The wheels my sister-in-law contributed were already built up, so for now I really didn't think about adding a dynamo hub. His former bike is outfitted with lights front and rear (Princeton Tec on the front, Serfas on the rear, both AAA), so we'll switch those over. The elder son, who lives in Minneapolis, has the powder coated and rebuilt 1991 Stumpjumper, and that build does have a dynamo hub with Busch + Muller front and rear lights.
revcp is offline  
Old 07-20-18, 01:12 PM
  #35  
The Golden Boy 
Extraordinary Magnitude
 
The Golden Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Posts: 11,337

Bikes: 1977 Trek TX700; 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400 Elance; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra; 1990 Miyata 1000LT

Mentioned: 70 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1700 Post(s)
Liked 40 Times in 32 Posts
Originally Posted by revcp View Post
He is a XC and track runner, and a swimmer, so the hills will be just what he's looking for. He's decided not to do college sports, as for the past several years so much of his time has been dominated by athletics. He's looking forward to being able to spontaneously take days and weekends to get out.
Our little boy went to state 2 years in a row for doubles in tennis. He went to University of MN- with his doubles partner- neither of them played- the college game was far beyond the HS game- even at "state" level.
__________________
*Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Person Of The Year" Award*

Commence to jigglin’ huh?!?!

"But hey, always love to hear from opinionated amateurs." -says some guy to Mr. Marshall.
The Golden Boy is offline  
Old 07-20-18, 01:50 PM
  #36  
revcp 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA
Posts: 1,120

Bikes: 2011 Surly Troll, 2015 Borealis Yampa, 1985 Trek 720

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 203 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 12 Posts
Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
Our little boy went to state 2 years in a row for doubles in tennis. He went to University of MN- with his doubles partner- neither of them played- the college game was far beyond the HS game- even at "state" level.
Yeah, it's tough competition at that level. Our son went to state in swimming, and would have had a mid-term time in the fly at Luther, but studies are going to lock him up enough Apart from that he wants his freedom.
revcp is offline  
Old 06-18-19, 04:18 AM
  #37  
Dordetin
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This bike is just great. When I was at university, I could only dream of such. I lived far away from the university and therefore every morning I went to classes by bicycle. I also liked to ride around the city, it really inspired me. I love to draw, although not a professional in this, but I do it much better than writing an essay. For me, there is nothing worse than writing such work. So, my real salvation was https://ca.edubirdie.com/buy-an-essay-online, where really professionals work. I do not know a single service where you can buy an essay online and at the same oo will be written very high quality. So I could safely enjoy cycling and also earn money by delivering the necessary documents or items to people.

Last edited by Dordetin; 06-21-19 at 03:21 AM.
Dordetin is offline  
Old 06-18-19, 09:29 AM
  #38  
noglider 
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Village, New York City
Posts: 37,142

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1973 Raleigh Twenty, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 419 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5362 Post(s)
Liked 78 Times in 61 Posts
Now that the thread is revived, @revcp, is there an 11-month review from your son?
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Old 06-18-19, 01:26 PM
  #39  
revcp 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA
Posts: 1,120

Bikes: 2011 Surly Troll, 2015 Borealis Yampa, 1985 Trek 720

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 203 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 12 Posts
Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Now that the thread is revived, @revcp, is there an 11-month review from your son?
Ha! I'm the proud father of a zombie thread! My son loves his bike. No one there knows what it really is, of course, but he has really enjoyed exploring the roads and trails around Decorah. I'm actually responding to this post 730 miles into my 4000 tour on another classic, a 1985 Trek 720.
revcp is offline  
Old 07-01-19, 05:12 AM
  #40  
Katie Webber
Junior Member
 
Katie Webber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: USA
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This is a great option for college.
Katie Webber is offline  
Old 07-01-19, 06:25 AM
  #41  
NoControl 
Look Ma! No Hands!
 
NoControl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 1,435

Bikes: Troll, Raleigh Twenty, Specialized Diverge

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 721 Post(s)
Liked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Originally Posted by revcp View Post
I'll probably send a dozen or so with him. I'll also tell him that if something happens to the bike, something happens to the bike. He's the kind of kid who would take it hard and feel personally responsible if it were to get stolen or damaged. Can't have that.
My son went to college in Boston. Two bikes stolen. My nephew went to college in NY. Two bikes stolen. Daughter went to college in NH, one bike stolen. I got smart with my niece and gave her a beater (but very serviceable) old Phillips. She never had to lock it, and it never got stolen.
__________________
"I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks" -Daniel Boone

"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending" -C.S. Lewis

"Sobriety sucks." -Me
NoControl is offline  
Old 07-07-19, 11:37 AM
  #42  
Katie Webber
Junior Member
 
Katie Webber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: USA
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
In college, many of my friends had bicycles. It is very convenient to get to college in the morning. It saves a lot of time. Some were even professional cyclists. We had the best bike parking in college. It was styled by the Tour de France. We received help from funds that are engaged in the development of cycling. One of the main activists was my friend research proposal writer about which you can read if you click here. After college, he set up his bike service. This is a very popular place in our city as it has an unusual design. It is styled as a garage of the 70s. You can see the photo below.
Katie Webber is offline  
Old 07-07-19, 11:42 AM
  #43  
Natalie Cascarr
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This is the first post on this forum that I read and immediately found a person from my city
Natalie Cascarr is offline  
Old 07-07-19, 03:01 PM
  #44  
1987
Senior Member
 
1987's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 815

Bikes: Cinelli SC 1971, Daccordi 1985

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 48 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Great build!
What size are those tires? What's te maximum tire size the frame would take?
1987 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
fastev
Northern California
6
09-09-10 10:18 AM
thebikeguy
Bicycle Mechanics
2
01-04-08 12:11 PM
bottom-bracket
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
29
04-06-07 02:04 AM
Mayonnaise
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
4
09-22-04 02:42 PM
Chop
Road Cycling
5
03-31-04 11:36 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.