|Miyata One Hundred||moschika|
Sep 14, 2003 4:35 PM
|anyond know anything about this bike? i picked up pretty clean one for $10. it's blue with silver decals, lugged construction, says "Chromo triple butted tubes", magnalight fork with "miyata" stamped into the fork crown, made in japan, dia-compe sidepulls with non-aero levers, suntour AR derailleurs, sanshin hubs on 27" araya rims, miyata cotterless crank "Signature", and a "world class miyata" headbadge decal. looks all original except maybe the tires.
any info on date, where in line up, level of quality, all the usual anything you can tell me about this particularly bike would be great.
|Lower end Miyata, mid 1980's,@ $250 new. Might have a lot of||bicyclerepairman|
Sep 14, 2003 10:12 PM
|life left in it yet. Good commuter. Has a longer wheelbase with clearance for fenders. A steal at $10.00. Note: even low end Miyatas had butted 4130 chrome-moly frames!|
|Don't compare the AR deraileurs to Suntour Cyclone and||bicyclerepairman|
Sep 15, 2003 11:43 AM
|feel bad; instead compare them to Simplex deraileurs and feel blessed.|
Sep 15, 2003 1:02 PM
|re: Miyata One Hundred||Miyata 310|
Sep 15, 2003 7:03 AM
|I have a Miyata 310 that I bought used in about 1985 or so. Your's is a lower level but still a real nice bike and for $10 a steal. The company stopped importing to the US because of currency values, I think, but sends frames to europe and they are sold as Kona Miyatas, I believe, which are higher end bikes. Your is a nice bike and I'd just enjoy it. I ride my 310 all the time and rotate between it and a MB depending on where I am riding. Mine has Suntour friction shifter's, Miyata cotterless cranks, Diacomp brakes similar to yours. The only thing I really replaced was the seat. I put a new one on it this year. I've had no trouble to speak of with it over the last 18 years or so.|
|re: Miyata One Hundred||moschika|
Sep 15, 2003 1:28 PM
|thanks for all the input on this bike. i'm cleaning it up and giving it to my sister(too small for me) to commute on. she only lives 1/2mile from work.
now it needs 2 new tires. pumped one up after fixing a hole in the tube and it popped in another section and blew out the casing on the tire. the other tire doesn't look in better shape so i'm replacing both. so it looks like my 'investment' will be closer to $35 when all said and done.
from some dates i've found, it appears to be from 1985.
|A very good year for Miyata, and||OldEdScott|
Sep 16, 2003 7:37 AM
|all Japanese bikes.|| |