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Miyata steel framesets

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.

On this page: 50 cm Team Miyata frameset | 53 cm Team Miyata frameset

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