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Triplecrank92 07-13-20 06:42 AM

Nice find! I've never been that lucky to be the "first person" to run across a good bike/frame sitting on the side of the road with the trash. I was fortunate enough to get a great deal on a mint '97, all original Lemond Zurich from a sweet, elderly flea-market lady. She was "lucky" enough to be the first to the trash one morning and got it for free. She said the lady of the house-hold was tossing it because no one would get around to fixing it because it had a flat!

Gaff 07-13-20 07:05 AM

Wow! Great story! Nice find.

Gaff 07-13-20 07:29 AM

1986 Keep it Stock?
 
I appreciate all the comments regarding the Miyata is stumbled across. It is all apart and I am cleaning things up.

At first blush the rear derailleur (Deerhead) looked to be in great shape. However looking closer, it as a couple things bent and a stop post broken off. It is not going to work. The front derailleur on the other hand Is in great shape. As I mentioned previously getting it close to stock will be fairly easy. I have tires and tubes, chain, cables, hood cover etc coming. The rear derailleur is a setback but I can get a nice used replacement.

if the truth be known, my days of doing a lot of riding is past. I like fixing things. When I am done, this bike will look and ride great, and I will spend a lot of time just standing in my shop admiring it.

Before I spring for a replacement derailleur, the question I ask myself is “stock” or as close as possible the direction I should go with this?

Any thoughts, recommendations or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Cougrrcj 07-13-20 05:18 PM


Originally Posted by Gaff (Post 21584617)
I appreciate all the comments regarding the Miyata is stumbled across. It is all apart and I am cleaning things up.if the truth be known, my days of doing a lot of riding is past. I like fixing things. When I am done, this bike will look and ride great, and I will spend a lot of time just standing in my shop admiring it.

Before I spring for a replacement derailleur, the question I ask myself is “stock” or as close as possible the direction I should go with this?

Any thoughts, recommendations or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Ummm... See post # 20 above ;)

Gaff 07-13-20 05:36 PM

😂😂😂. I thought I’d hear from you!

stardognine 07-18-20 11:16 AM


Originally Posted by 3speedslow (Post 21583875)
Well no wonder it got thrown away! No bloody front mudguard!!

The nerve of some people. 🙄😁😉 Great grab, OP. 👍 I’m lovin’ my ‘85 six ten. 😎
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...607d5f572.jpeg

Gaff 07-18-20 11:23 AM

Very nice!

who makes that stem?

stardognine 07-18-20 01:15 PM


Originally Posted by Gaff (Post 21594042)
Very nice!

who makes that stem?

Sakae Ringyo. It’s “officially” called the MTS-101, but it’s really a slingshot. 😎
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...dcf4696fa.jpeg

3speedslow 07-18-20 04:13 PM


Originally Posted by stardognine (Post 21594031)
The nerve of some people. 🙄😁😉 Great grab, OP. 👍 I’m lovin’ my ‘85 six ten. 😎
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...607d5f572.jpeg

You know I was joking, right?

Gaff 07-18-20 04:20 PM

Oh yah!

The Golden Boy 07-18-20 04:46 PM

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 tubing, all the "modern" touring bike braze ons, a very desirable group set- that's a bike people spend years looking for and/or a lot of money to buy.

Good luck with it!!!

Gaff 07-18-20 05:23 PM

Thanks for the message. I feel pretty lucky to have found it. Was not too familiar with the brand or model. Always rode Treks. But after some research and help here on this forum, it’s a keeper.

I’m posting photos in the gallery as I get it cleaned up and back together.

Thanks again.

stardognine 07-19-20 07:19 AM


Originally Posted by 3speedslow (Post 21594433)
You know I was joking, right?

Yeppers. That’s one good use for all these smileys, to be sure our senses of humor are turned on. 😁😉

TMort 07-19-20 08:34 AM

Wow amazing find!!

Gaff 07-20-20 06:08 AM

:)

guy1138 07-20-20 06:55 AM


Originally Posted by The Golden Boy (Post 21594479)
By the way Gaff I didn't see it mentioned- but not only do you have a VERY desirable bike model, ...


^^ This!! With gravel bikes being the hottest bike segment right now, and touring riding a wave of popularity, high end touring bikes like this are among the most desirable vintage bikes in the market.

Gaff 07-20-20 07:26 AM

I’m looking forward to getting in ready to ride. May be just what I need to get back at a it!

xiaoman1 07-20-20 02:25 PM


Originally Posted by 3speedslow (Post 21583875)
Well no wonder it got thrown away! No bloody front mudguard!!

Who needs a mudguard when you have areobars! :D

Gaff 07-21-20 04:32 PM

Some new in progress photos. It’s coming along pretty well.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ec713919b.jpeg
New hoods. Swapped out the stem.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f29f0bebf.jpeg
I was able to find a take off rear derailleur barely used if at all.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...64b0da3c1.jpeg
It has cleaned up really well
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7c6e62924.jpeg
New BB bearings

BikeWonder 07-21-20 05:17 PM


Originally Posted by guy1138 (Post 21596878)
^^ This!! With gravel bikes being the hottest bike segment right now, and touring riding a wave of popularity, high end touring bikes like this are among the most desirable vintage bikes in the market.

No kidding. I decided that now would be the best time to sell my personal collection, including some Miyata 1000s I've acquired over time. I figured I would never hit peak demand again after this second bike boom, so I sold what I had.

To get a better picture, for the Miyata 1000s, I sold them at well beyond the premium asking price, especially the later models (89+). I'll miss my '82, but truth is that it just sat in my room for a while as I rode my '91 more.

Wouldn't hestitate to do it again!


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