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Miyata steel framesets

On this page: 44cm Pavea 55 road bike | 44cm Pavea 55 hybrid bike | 50 cm Team Miyata frameset | 53 cm Team Miyata frameset

Miyata is a highly respected Japanese maker of bikes and frames. The firm started out as a gun barrel manufacturer in the 1880s and branched out to making steel bicycle tubes, becoming the only bicycle tube maker in Japan. Miyata was the first bike maker to draw triple-butted steel tubes as well as the first to use electrostatic painting.

Miyata's reputation for making competitively-priced high-quality bikes and frames was well deserved. Miyata's competitors thought so as well, and many of the Nishikis, Fujis, Bridgestones, Centurions and Univegas that were imported into the U.S. in the 1980s were made by Miyata.

Because of the dollar's devaluation against the Japanese Yen in the mid-1980s, Miyata ceased making bikes for the U.S. market. The last Miyatas came into the U.S. in the early 1990s. Our stock is from that made-for-the-U.S. production.


44cm Miyata Pavea 55 w/650c wheels. Lightly used, $800
44cm seat tube x 48 top tube.

The frame is TIG-welded, built with Miyata's exclusive splined triple-butted steel tubing. It is built with Shimano RZ 100 components with a Sakae SX drilled triple crankset. In keeping with the frame's size, the crank arms are 165mm.

Wheels are 650C.

Miyata Pavea 55

650 wheels are the best way to build a frame smaller than 48cm. Everything can be built to scale and do a better job of fitting the rider.

44cm Miyata Pavea

44cm Miyata Pavea 55 from the other side.

Miyata Pavea bike

Rear view

Mayata Pavea 55

Main triangle showing the excellent TIG welds

44cm Miyata Pavea 55

Front view

Miyata Pavea 55

Head tube shot showing dual-pivot front brake caliper and small decal scratch


44cm Miyata Pavea 55 hybrid bike. Used, $600.00
44cm seat tube x 46cm top tube

We did some work on this one, converting it from a 650c drop-bar bike to a flatbar road bike with 26" wheels.

The frame is lugged, built with Miyata's triple-butted splined tubing.

Equipment: SRAM Gripshift 400 21speed shifters, Deore LX rear derailleur, SunTour XC Pro front derailleur, SunTour XC Ltd triple crankset.  The wheels use Shimano Exage hubs laced to Sun Mistral 26" rims.  It has new Ritchey "Tom Slick" 26x1.0 tires.

44cm Miyata Pavea

This bike is ready to go to work.

Miyata Pavea

Good dual-pivot stoppers and comfortable tries that will roll nicely.

44 cm Miyata Pavea 55

Forged horizontal dropouts make for easy wheel changes. The Shimano Deore LX wide-range rear derailleur shifts as well as any changer on this planet.


50 cm Team Miyata frameset. $600. 1993 model, the last year Miyatas came into the U.S.

50 cm seat tube x 52 cm top tube
Oversized splined triple-butted Cromoly steel tubing
Investment-cast (lost wax) lugs and bottom-bracket shell
Vertical dropouts, front derailleur braze-ons
Aluminum fork
Racing number braze-on on the top tube

52 cm Miyata team

Frameset has chrome right stays, double water-bottle bosses and downtube-shifter bosses

Team Miyata

Front view showing the aluminum fork

Rear triangle

View of the rear triangle. Note the interesting and complex seat lug.

Team Miyata

Seat tube detail showing the tubing decal

52 cm Team Miyata frameset. $600. 1991 model

52 cm seat tube (CTC) x 51 cm top tube
Splined triple-butted cromoly tubing
Horizontal dropouts, front derailleur braze-on
Investment-cast (lost wax) parts
Aluminum fork
Racing number braze-on on the top tube

MTeam Miyata frameset

52 cm Team Miyata frameset, note horizontal dropouts and downtube shifter bosses

Team Miyata frameset

Front view of 52 cm Team Miyata

52 cm team miyata frameset

Rear view of this beautifully brazed frameset

52 team miyata

View of the top tube showing pump peg, racing number braze-on and down-tube bosses