Miyata 610 tourer

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  1. #1 Posted May 24, 2017

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    My father scored this Miyata 610 tourer in a bulk buy of bikes earlier in the week and I am thinking of taking it off his hands for my personal collection. I don't do any serious touring but to have one is always a great option for on or off road riding. I had a Scwhinn Le Tour Luxa a few years back and it was a bike I regret selling but I needed to make space and money for my 2015 Cannondale Synaspe disc. I've bought and sold a lot of Miyatas over the years but I've always wanted one for my collection . This bike doesn't need much some new tires, new brake levers, maybe some Koolstops, a Brooks leather saddle and some racks. I was also debating maybe a flat bar option with some thumb shifters. I will have more pics tomorrow before I start this project. 34025892774_bf88ebe492_k.jpg
     
  2. #2 Posted May 24, 2017

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    It would make a great utility bike - it has bosses for a rear rack, and with cantis VO makes cost-effective front racks.

    What are the largest tires it will fit?
     
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    Very nice . Like Bulldog1935 stated, VO makes a nice front rack at a good price .With those cantis your options are many when it comes to racks,fenders,etc . Keep us posted as you progress please.
     
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    The wheels on there now are 27" which means a limited tire size selection I think I got a pair of 700c wheels off a hybrid hanging around I could toss which would give me more tire size options . I am thinking of ordering some Cane Creek aero brake levers to replace the original ones on the bike , I also have some 1st generation Shimano Dura ace bar cons in my stash of parts. Then maybe some VO hammered fenders and various other goodies. I kinda want a bike I can ride on fire roads and on pavement so I think this bike has the potential do it with ease. I will keep you guys posted on the build and will have more pics of the bike as it sits in next day or so.
     
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    That's a great sport tourer. I have one as a project bike at the moment that I'll be making into my gravel race bike. Keep the stock wheels if there is nothing wrong with them. They're high quality sealed bearing hubs and have a nice thick axle so you don't have to worry about them bending like other freewheel hubs of the day.

    Yours looks like mine which is a 1985 triple butted splined chromo frame. Imagine buying one of those new today! Good keeper. I wouldn't be bastardizing mine if it were in the same shape yours is. The paint on mine is really rough and one of the cable guides needs replacement.

    Panaracer paselas are nice 27" tires.
     
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    I have a 1989 1000LT. Really nice bike, but my knees hate it for some strange reason.
     
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    probably saddle adjustment, either up/down or front/back (or both)

    As far as altering the bike, I wouldn't hesitate to make it exactly the custom I wanted. The frame is that good, and buying its equivalent in a new frame is $2000 for just the frame.
     
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    I am thinking new tires most likely Panaracer Pasela's, Cane Creek aero brake levers, Kool Stop pads, swap out the pedals, Brooks leather saddle, Brooks leather bar tape, racks and some bags. As I start the bike I will add more goodies,. I was able to take a few more pics of the bike today but the quality isn't the greatest due to the lighting.

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  9. #9 Posted Jun 3, 2017

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    After finishing my LeMond city bike I decided to dive into my Miyata which I completely tore down to the frame. I sprayed the internals with frame saver, cleaned and waxed the frame. I also started lining up replacement parts such as the a Sugino VP triple crankset, Suntour Superbe Pro pedals, frame pump, front and rear racks (all not pictured). Earlier in the week I ordered some goods from Modern Bike such as Panaracer Pasela's, Cane Creek SCR 5 brake levers, red Kool stop pads and some Brooks non leather micro fiber bar tape which all came in today. I figure I keep everyone posted on this project I still have to overhaul the BB and headset which will get done in the next few days. After all the bearing work is done the build will begin.

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    Today I was able to repack the BB and headset bearings with fresh grease. I also got the chance to do some research my 610 is an 1983 the weight of a 58cm same size as mine is 26.5lbs and is 1.5lbs lighter then the 1000 model . With all the heavy work done I will be it putting back together this weekend and hope to have the finished product by sunday late afternoon.
     
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    Made some progress today on the Miyata before I had to go to work. 34375569723_49d91dc149_z.jpg 34340193924_fa26f0524b_z.jpg
     
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    Very cool! Tonight I discovered my '85 610 will fit a 700cx40 wtb Nano which makes me excited to get going on the gravel bike project! I'll post some pics when it's finished to the lightweight section. I'm going to stick a dt Swiss 240 hubset on it for fun.
     
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    Yeah I was gonna do the gravel bike direction but I had a Scwhinn Le Tour Luxa with Pasela's a few years back and it was a blast to ride on fire roads. Pasela's are awesome tire for on or off road riding .
     
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    Paselas are used for the Little 500 race at Indiana University which is run on a cinder track.
     
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    I finally finished the Miyata this past week and took out it for its first ride today. It road like a dream, perfect gearing, shifting was precise, the cantilever brakes with Kool Stop pads can stop on a dime and the Pasela tires are killer on or off road. The Suntour Superbe Pro pedals work perfect for boat or sk8board shoes. I may get some other goods in the future such as VO hammered fenders, possibly a Caradice saddle bag over the current VO one and maybe a handlebar.

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    came out great - i'm a junkie for leather bar wrap (and Kool Stop pads)

    my daughter has the same pedals on her Team Fuji, and she has used them with running shoes before.
     
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    Thanks. The bar tape isn't leather its Brooks 3M perforated comfort bar tape which looks like leather but doesn't have the slip like leather bar tape.
     
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    I can't remember how long it's been since I wrapped bars with anything but leather and never experienced slip if you're referring to grip.
    I've had leather tape approaching 8-y-o become loose because it was stretched and weathering.
     
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