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 Post subject: Miyata Elevation 12,000
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:36 am 
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not in so good condition. not much original parts left.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:15 pm 
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Hi Atmaka,

Nice one 8) I think yours is from 1993 or 1994? Personally I wouldnt be much worried about not much original parts still being there. Original specs for the US Elevation 12,000 weren't very spectacular I recall. The hardtail Elevation 10,000 came with XTR, Ringle, Syncros... , but for some kind of reason the Elev12k only LX or so. Maybe they reasoned downhillers don't need the lightest of the lightest???

If you ever consider to built it period correct again, you can find some inspiration here => Greg Herbold & his bikes

His bikes always look Cool 8) I think Greg wun the 1993 NORBA DH cup on an Elevation 12,000.

Your Elev12k looks pretty much like my 1994 SkyExpension. Both have a Hardtlite FM1 (steel) rear. My 1995 SkyExpension has an aluminium rear. Other modifications for 1995 were a higher pivot point near the bracket and a modified swing link.

The 1993 and 1994 models were pretty much alike, except for that the taller sizes of the 1993 modelyear had longer headtubes.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:23 pm 
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Hi Atmaka - really nice bike. Hope you wear Frogskins when riding it :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:14 pm 
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Hi melvin, as usual, you really know the details.. :D

So this bike really came with LX? then i still have some original parts, like cranks, shifter, sprocket, hubs, FD, RD and brake lever.

But for the brakes, unfortunately i had to replace them with v brake. mainly because the replacement fork didn't support cantilever anymore.. :(

Hi MedCowKev, thanks for your comments, but i wont wear the frogskins, not in a million years.. :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:12 pm 
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Miyata Greg Herbold Saddle.. 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 5:21 pm 
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Yealous :oops:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:37 pm 
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Elev12k wrote:
Yealous :oops:

8) 8) 8)

the print on the saddle is very good. i ride it often, but it's still there..like new.. :)


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