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Miyata in a green paradise (RIP)

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1986 Miyata 210

Sakae Randonneur bars on Sakae stem

Stock Miyata fork and generic threaded headset; later, Nishiki fork with low-rider rack mounts

Ukai rim, Sansin sealed bearing hub (36H)

Ukai rim, Sansin sealed bearing freewheel hub (40H)

Sugino VP crank (165mm) on cup-and-cone BB

Generic Selle Royal on Sakae seatpost

MKS touring pedals, unknown chain

At time of photo: 50/44/28 cranks, 14-28 6-speed freewheel. Later, 48/36/28 cranks, 13-34 7-speed freewheel

This was my first "real" bike, and my first road bike of any kind. It was my commuter and touring bike for 18 months and probably over 2,000 miles, including two short tours, before it met its tragic end. I rear-ended a Chrysler convertible, wrecking the (recently replaced!) fork and tweaking the headtube of the frame. Time for a new bike! All of the parts were removed, some found a home on my new Surly, some were sold for a pittance, some were junked and some I still have. The new ride is a better bicycle, but I'll always fondly remember my first real bicycle.

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Sorry to hear your classic got trashed. I love mine. It is a bit of a tub but extremely comfortable. I have panniers and turndowns on it. I am also running 1.75 cross tires on it and it is one tough machine.

sorry about its demise -

sorry about its demise - damn, touring bikes are lovely. great pin on the bag, too.

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