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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:45 pm 
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Just got my first 90s MTB since I was a kid. Lucked out on a lightly used Miyata Valley Runner Alloy from 93 or 94 for 45 euro.

Nicely specced with 24 speed XT, hidden under a full kit of racks and mudguards. Everything worked flawlessly without any new parts or adjustments. Unfortunately it lacks some decals from the down and toptube. Anyone know where I could find some?

It rides great, but is a bit heavy. I would guess most of the weight is the oversized frame. Getting it lighter with period correct parts would probably be out of my budget.


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Nice bike you may want to change the chain set for a xt or something
Lighter


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:39 pm 
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redblue wrote:
it lacks some decals from the down and toptube. Anyone know where I could find some?

:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: Decals


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:45 am 
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It is a MY91 Miyata. Aluminium tubing and lugs in front triangle, cromo tail.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:30 am 
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Elev12k wrote:
It is a MY91 Miyata. Aluminium tubing and lugs in front triangle, cromo tail.

Interesting. So the frame would be a 91 model? The bike seems to appear in a Swedish Miyata catalogue from 93.
https://happyride.se/forum/attachments/ ... eg.399034/
https://happyride.se/forum/attachments/ ... eg.399033/

Retrodecals didn't have the decal set available. Search goes on, perhaps I can find the white Miyata downtube lettering from a different model that looks the same.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:58 pm 
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Yes, that is interesting. The slooping frame design on the cover is the successor and available in other markets from 1992. Your early bonded frame with toptube cable routing, 1-1/8 headset, 73mm shell was 1991 only in the US and the rest of Europe (Koga-Miyata). What does your framenumber start with? It is in the headtube.

BoyBurning had decals made. Maybe ask him? I had white Miyata downtube decals made by Gil M a decade ago or so.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:06 pm 
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Also interesting is that the bike in the small picture is a year earlier than your model.


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Frame number starts with TX05. Seems to be a 91 frame according to what I found on google. I suppose the Swedish distributor could have kept building bikes with the 91 frame?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:34 pm 
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That sounds likely.


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