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Miyata steel, aluminum & carbon framesets

On this page: 44cm Pavea 55 road bike | 44cm Pavea 55 hybrid bike | 48cm Alumicross frame | 50cm Team Miyata frameset | 56cm Miyata Team Carbon bicycle

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.


48cm Miyata Alumicross frame. Used, $200.00

48cm seat tube x 52cm top tube

  • Frame only. It was originally equipped with a steel fork, which we can supply from another maker upon request, for an extra charge.
  • Produced in the late 1980s
  • Aluminum main tubes bonded to steel lugs, steel rear triangle
  • Being a properly designed cross frame, the rear brake cable housing is routed internally. This keeps the brake cable away from hand and shoulders during dismounts and running.
  • Made for cantilever brakes
  • Vertical dropouts and rack braze-ons.

Miyata Alumicross

Not only is this a well-thought-out cross frame, this will also make an outstanding commuting or city bike. Note cantilever and rack braze-ons.


50cm Team Miyata frameset. New, $600.00

50cm seat tube x 52cm top tube

  • 1993 model, the last year Miyatas came into the U.S.
  • 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


56cm Miyata Team Carbon bicycle. Nearly new, $800.00

  • 56cm seat tube, 56cm top tube & 14cm head tube.
  • This bike has less than 200 miles on it.
  • The frame is Miyata's exclusive (APA) Aluminum Pressurized Adhesive carbon frame
  • Fork is APA aluminum
  • The kit is full SunTour SL with two exceptions: The shifters were upgraded to SunTour Command and the headset is Shimano 105.
  • Crankset is 170mm with 39/53 rings
  • Rear hub is 7-speed cassette.
  • Wheels: 32-hole Wolber GTX rims with Avocet Fasgrip Criterium 700 x 20 tires.
  • Sakae FX 11cm stem, 42cm bars
  • SR 150mm seat post
  • Selle Italia Turbo Special saddle with gold rails
  • Blackburn Competition water bottle cages
  • It has an Avocet 30-50 wiring harness, but no cyclocomputer.

Miyata Team Carbon bicycle

Almost, but not quite new.

Miyata Carbon bike

Three-quarter front view

Miyata Team Bicycle

And a front view

56 cm Team Miyata bicycle

And a back view. Nice bike.

Miyata Team bicycle

And from straight behind.

Selle Italia Turbo Special saddle

Here's the Selle Italia Turbo Special saddle.

56cm Miyata Carbon Team bike

Close-up of the rear SunTour SL brake caliper

Miyata Team bike

And here's the cockpit

56cm Miyata Team Carbon bike

And the head tube. You can see the weave of the carbon-fiber fabric.

Miyata Team bicycle

And the seat tube with the tubing decal

56cm Miyata Carbon Team bike

The front derailleur