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Old 03-28-20, 10:05 AM
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Miyata Touring ID help

Found this supposed Miyata on CL but seller has no info on it other than size. He's a regular bike flipper in the area, but was not very cooperative when it came to answering my questions concerning details. I was wondering if any experts on here could supply me with more information. Thanks!


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I'm inclined to say NOT a Miyata. Seat stay caps look wrong, Miyata usually used a chain-slap hoop on the d/s chainstay, and (cant see from pics) a chain hanger on the inside of the driveside seat stay. Early '80s was band-on downtube shifter, 83-later had that top 'aeromount' symmetric shifter boss... Later 80s bikes used a sloping fork crown, and would have mid-fork braze-ons at the 610 and 1000 level.

The Classic & Vintage Miyata catalogs are floating around the internet somewhere... I'm not sure where they are right now...
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Catalogues are here.
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Originally Posted by jpjpjp View Post
Found this supposed Miyata on CL but seller has no info on it other than size. He's a regular bike flipper in the area, but was not very cooperative when it came to answering my questions concerning details. I was wondering if any experts on here could supply me with more information. Thanks!
My vote is 1988 Miyata 615.


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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post
I'm inclined to say NOT a Miyata. Seat stay caps look wrong, Miyata usually used a chain-slap hoop on the d/s chainstay, and (cant see from pics) a chain hanger on the inside of the driveside seat stay. Early '80s was band-on downtube shifter, 83-later had that top 'aeromount' symmetric shifter boss... Later 80s bikes used a sloping fork crown, and would have mid-fork braze-ons at the 610 and 1000 level.

The Classic & Vintage Miyata catalogs are floating around the internet somewhere... I'm not sure where they are right now...

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Originally Posted by fliplap View Post
My vote is 1988 Miyata 615.
Dang. Sure looks like you nailed it.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
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That'll teach me not to offer semi-informed opinions from my phone! Hard to see a lot of the small details on my phone screen.

I was looking at some of the pics of my '86 Miyata 710 (spooned seat stay, sloping fork crown), and a few from the '81 1000 (banded downtube shifter, chain slap ring) and some details of my '84 Miyata-built Univega Gran Tourismo that I had on my phone... AND I don't have the link to the Miyata catalogs saved to the phone. I tried to tie those all together. My bad...

My memory isn't quite what I thought it was...
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