May 28, 2001 7:32 PM
does anyone know anything about miyata road bikes?
particularly about their quality/integrity?
any info would be greatly appreciated :) :) :)
May 28, 2001 7:47 PM
|Miyata was one of the few bike companies that actually made their own tubing. Their bikes were well made, sometimes innovative; and the MTBs drew from HB's wacky but insightful input.|
May 28, 2001 8:30 PM
who's HB? Also, can you tell me more about Miyata?
May 29, 2001 2:46 AM
|I don't know too much about Miyatas, but they're probably the most popular road bikes in the Netherlands. TVM rode them in the Tour a few years ago. I ride an old Koga Miyata and it's in fine shape. I don't know how old it is (I got it used), but it had horizontal drops and a six gear uniglide cog...|
|re: miyata bikes||Steve Bailey|
May 29, 2001 6:44 AM
|Ditto other posts about the tubing, quality, etc.. They are one of the better thought of Japanese frame makers but pulled out of the US market in the early 90's, along with Bridgestone, Nishiki and some others due to unfavorable dollar-yen exchange rates. They made some very nice road steel road and mountain racing frames, and for a while had Greg Herbold racing for them. The Koga name was, I believe, picked up as a partner when they started distibuting in the Netherlands for the european market.
You can still get a very few road racing and mountain franes from a US distibutor in Utah. www.miyatausa.com I picked a very nice touring frame for $275, rides great !.