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Old 07-13-20, 06:42 AM
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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!
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Old 07-13-20, 07:05 AM
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Wow! Great story! Nice find.
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Old 07-13-20, 07:29 AM
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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.
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Old 07-13-20, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Gaff View Post
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
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Old 07-13-20, 05:36 PM
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😂😂😂. I thought I’d hear from you!
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Old 07-18-20, 11:16 AM
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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. 😎
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Old 07-18-20, 11:23 AM
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Very nice!

who makes that stem?
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Old 07-18-20, 01:15 PM
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Very nice!

who makes that stem?
Sakae Ringyo. It’s “officially” called the MTS-101, but it’s really a slingshot. 😎
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Old 07-18-20, 04:13 PM
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The nerve of some people. 🙄😁😉 Great grab, OP. 👍 I’m lovin’ my ‘85 six ten. 😎
You know I was joking, right?
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Old 07-18-20, 04:20 PM
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Oh yah!
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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!!!
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Old 07-18-20, 05:23 PM
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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.
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Old 07-19-20, 07:19 AM
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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. 😁😉
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Old 07-19-20, 08:34 AM
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Wow amazing find!!
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Old 07-20-20, 06:08 AM
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Old 07-20-20, 06:55 AM
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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.
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Old 07-20-20, 07:26 AM
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I’m looking forward to getting in ready to ride. May be just what I need to get back at a it!
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Well no wonder it got thrown away! No bloody front mudguard!!
Who needs a mudguard when you have areobars!
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Old 07-21-20, 04:32 PM
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Some new in progress photos. It’s coming along pretty well.

New hoods. Swapped out the stem.

I was able to find a take off rear derailleur barely used if at all.

It has cleaned up really well

New BB bearings
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^^ 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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