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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:45 pm 
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Looked at a 1990 miyata elevation 150 today. Cro-mo tubing and Suntour parts. The Araya rims looked very similar to BMX rims. Is there anything worth saving on this bike? It was cheap and very original, just not very exciting... except for the rims I liked that BMX look.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:31 am 
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Anyone ever heard of a miyata elevation 150? Definitely 1990’s bottom of the line time capsule.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:31 pm 
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Anyone know the year they started making them in Taiwan? This one says made in Taiwan. Serial number starts with y, y is supposed to be 1996 according to an internet reference. The color of bike matches 1993 catalog. Very confusing


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:31 am 
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My son rode it for a few hours today to work the kinks out of it.. it’s a comfortable frame.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:38 am 
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I’ll hi jack my own thread, snagged this one today for $5. It took me a few hours of elbow grease to clean and wax. it was brown and covered with barn dust and straw. I’ll need to wax the frame a few more times to make it really shine.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:53 am 
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cool ! 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:30 pm 
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Hi,

I see your Elevation 150 pictured in the 1992 catalog.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:49 pm 
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Thanks, this bike has an old bike store sticker from Pennsylvania. So I know it sold in the USA. What seems weird is the made in Taiwan part. If it is a 92, that’s before the date a few internet references mentioned shifting from Japan to Taiwan. Not that this bike is special, it’s just hard to find info that matches the “made in Japan” bragging point of miyata.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:36 pm 
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Scvintage wrote:
Thanks, this bike has an old bike store sticker from Pennsylvania. So I know it sold in the USA. What seems weird is the made in Taiwan part. If it is a 92, that’s before the date a few internet references mentioned shifting from Japan to Taiwan. Not that this bike is special, it’s just hard to find info that matches the “made in Japan” bragging point of miyata.



I think the mentions you are referring to apply to Koga-Miyata. Koga-Miyata switched to Tw in 1996. Maybe Miyata US had a couple Tw made frames earlier than 1996.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:48 pm 
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Elev12k wrote:
Scvintage wrote:
Thanks, this bike has an old bike store sticker from Pennsylvania. So I know it sold in the USA. What seems weird is the made in Taiwan part. If it is a 92, that’s before the date a few internet references mentioned shifting from Japan to Taiwan. Not that this bike is special, it’s just hard to find info that matches the “made in Japan” bragging point of miyata.



I think the mentions you are referring to apply to Koga-Miyata. Koga-Miyata switched to Tw in 1996. Maybe Miyata US had a couple Tw made frames earlier than 1996.




It really appears to be something like you mentioned. “Miyata USA” sold a different product. The sticker that describes the frame material is also worded oddly.


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