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1987 Team Aero Miyata

Old 08-27-19, 08:24 PM
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1987 Team Aero Miyata

Forgive me, I'm fairly new to the C&V forums, but I hear there are a few folks keen on old Miyatas. I love seeing life breathed into old bikes. I imagine the stories they could tell- whether from amateur racers seeking their breakout win or an entry level 10 speed that's been passed down through generations. It's kind of silly, obsessing over parts and obscure specifications, but I think we honor these bikes of yesteryear through our nerdiness.

I've been working on a 1987 Team Aero Miyata, nearly all of it is original. I'm slowly collecting the remaining bits for a complete restoration. Here's the breakdown:

Original components:
1987 Team Aero Miyata frame: 56cm seat & top tube, c-c
700c Araya disc
650c Suntour Superbe Pro laced to Araya ADX-4
Dura-Ace 7400 derailleurs, 175mm crank, BB, brakes, shifters (7-sp), headset
Dura-Ace 7300 AX aero brake levers
Nitto stem, "Miyata" pantograph

Restoration components I've added:
Nitto Aero Dynamics TT bar (I believe this is the correct spec)
Dura-Ace 7400 pedals
7sp chain
Vittoria 650c tubular
Continental 700c tubular
Benotto Cellotape (pearl white)

Still need:
Dura-Ace aero 26.8 seatpost
Blk Selle Italia Super Turbo saddle

Thanks for looking! Here's a link to the full gallery.







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Old 08-27-19, 08:29 PM
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Old 08-27-19, 08:38 PM
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You are forgiven. Fantasric!
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Thumbs up! Your attention to detail is obvious!

Miyatas are awesome. I had a triple butted and splined 712. Sold it cheap. Regrets.

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Old 08-27-19, 09:46 PM
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Wowsville.

So ... what's the little chainring for?
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Old 08-28-19, 03:13 AM
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Wowsville.

So ... what's the little chainring for?
To climb the ramp of the start house
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Very nice! I had this hanging in the barn for a while:



But sold it off when I realized I'd never have the parts to do it justice.

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Originally Posted by top506 View Post
Very nice! I had this hanging in the barn for a while:



But sold it off when I realized I'd never have the parts to do it justice.

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Thanks! I got extremely lucky when the frame turned up with the matching Araya disc. Seems like they're rarer than hen's teeth.
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Old 08-28-19, 07:47 AM
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WOW! That is a cool bike
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nice for fun here is a link to the 87 catalog https://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/Miyata...logue%2087.pdf

it has all the spec. this one was marketed for both TT and triathalon
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Very cool bike.

If you'd be willing to use a 600AX seatpost instead of a Dura Ace, this one is on ebay for a great price. I believe it might be being sold by a forum member.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Shi...YAAOSwyLpdXYyi
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Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
nice for fun here is a link to the 87 catalog https://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/Miyata...logue%2087.pdf

it has all the spec. this one was marketed for both TT and triathalon
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Great information in the catalog....seems no small triathletes because 56 is the smallest frame size!: cry:
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We were a Miyata dealer for 20 years, and never saw this model in person. Sold plenty of the Team Miyata model, but not the aero version. Very nice bike.
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Old 08-28-19, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
nice for fun here is a link to the 87 catalog https://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/Miyata...logue%2087.pdf

it has all the spec. this one was marketed for both TT and triathalon
Yes! That's been a really useful reference throughout the process. I appreciate the BF user who re-uploaded those a while back.
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Old 08-28-19, 01:10 PM
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Need longer legs

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Great information in the catalog....seems no small triathletes because 56 is the smallest frame size!: cry:
Best, Ben
Right? I'm a little bummed the frame is just a skosh too large for me. It's very odd they didn't make a smaller size.
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Old 08-28-19, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by TenGrainBread View Post
Very cool bike.

If you'd be willing to use a 600AX seatpost instead of a Dura Ace, this one is on ebay for a great price. I believe it might be being sold by a forum member.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Shi...YAAOSwyLpdXYyi
Thanks for the link! I'm holding on to hope that someone will post an aero version of that post. I'd settle for 600 at this point, but since it's a TT bike, I feel obliged to spec the "aero" version.
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Old 08-28-19, 03:50 PM
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Nicely done TT from the "funny car" era (small wheel up front) I'll bet that rear wheel makes an awesome sound cutting through the wind on the straights...
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Very cool, nice job!
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