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1990 Miyata Century - carbon and gold

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Miyata CarbonTech / 20" / 1990

Trimble Roo carbon fiber. Stem and handlebars are in one piece.

Tange CroMo / Shimano Deore XT II

Ritchey Vantage Comp rim / Shimano Deore XT II hub - M730 / Ritchey MegaBite tire.

Ritchey Vantage Comp rim / Shimano Deore XT II hub - M732 / Ritchey MegaBite tire.

Shimano Deore XT - M730

Selle Italia Turbo, "Gold special edition" / Shimano Deore XT II

Shimano Deore XT II - M735 / Shimano HG90 chain

Shimano Deore XT II

Shimano Deore XT II

Front: Shimano SG rings, rear: Shimano HG70 cassette

The Century was issued in 1990 by Miyata to commemorate 100 years of bicycle manufacturing. It is essentially a pimped-up version of the Koga-Miyata Skyrunner (Miyata Elevation 10,000 in the U.S.) Its most distinctive feature is the gold plated lugs. Yes, it is real gold!

Edit July 17, 2009: I have restored the bike to its original configuration. It is now 100% original, just as it left the factory. Spoke reflectors are gone now :-)

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Nice frame! The gold and the

Nice frame! The gold and the carbon looks really nice together.

Mycket snygg!

Köpte precis en Elevation 10000 som ser ut att vara några år nyare än din. Har dessutom en Pathrunner samt en Roadwinner sedan tidigare. Båda i bonded alu och från mitten av 90-talet. // Andreas - Nacka
Pflanzgarten stole my virginity

Tack så mycket!

Tack så mycket!
Har du några bilder på dina ;-)


Har tänkt länge att jag ska lägga upp bilder här, men inte fått tummen ur... Det kommer! :)
Pflanzgarten stole my virginity


Gorgeous bro, pull those reflectors as close to the rim as possible it looks a bit better.

spoke reflectors?


Reflectors required

Yep, reflectors are a legal requirement here in Sweden whenever you ride on public streets or roads. If the police catch you riding without them, your wallet gets lighter. Only road racers are exempt (but only in daylight, at night they have to have them too).

They don't do much for the looks, do they?


Can you at least just have lights instead?

RE: Lights

At night the requirement is reflectors and lights!
In daylight, reflectors only is deemed sufficient according to our wise legislators. The law is actually more lenient now than it was up to some 10-15 years ago. Then lights and reflectors were required at all times. Lights didn't have to be switched on in daylight, but they had to be mounted and fully functional.

Thats pretty Tyrannical

its rediculous.

i just got a ticket last

i just got a ticket last night , the man doesnt do anything for us .....

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