9.12.07

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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just want to thank you for hosting these great catalogs. I've got an '87 912 that I bought new, and looking through the catalog was a great stroll down memory lane. I remember lusting after the Team and the Carbon bikes, but was already stretching the budget to get the 912. I still have it, albeit w/ ~15k miles on it. It does still look close to new though!.

Thanks again,

Bill from NJ

Anonymous said...

I bought a Miyata 712 today, and I am very glad I found it in this catalogue. Thank you for publishing the catalogue here!

/Johan in Sweden

Phil said...

Nice work! Thanks for sharing this stuff. I'm looking at the specs table in the 1987 catalog. In three images I can see parts of the "512" column but I can't actually read it in any of the images. Can you scan that again? Thanks!

kirke said...

I am looking for a 1987 Miyata 912 in size 60cm! Really need just the frameset, but would consider buying the whole bike! Please get in touch if anyone has any leads!
Thanks! and thanks for this awesome resource!
kirkebcampbell@yahoo.com

Daniel said...

Thank you so much for this! I happen to have a 1987 Miyata 512. It's my first real bike (non China made mountain bike). It's so smooth and fast. Any chance you could rescan the 512 specs, they're all cut off ><;v

Blinky McFee said...

Hey,

Thanks for posting all these catalogs--I have been trying to identify a Miyata Team frame for a long time and this really helps a lot!

cheers,

Matt
Seatac, WA

Cory said...

Great resource! I was 14 when I bought my first bike and it happened to be a 1987 Miyata 512, 57CM. I still have the bike and can't find it in me to part with it. For years I thought it was a 1985 model but after seeing the brochure for 1987 is became evident that the 512 first entered the market in 1987. Thanks again.

Cory from Texas

Richard said...

Thanks for all your work in posting these catalogs. I'm trying to read the specs on the '87 1000 LT, but unfortunately half the column can't be read, as it's at the end of the page.

Could you rescan, or just email me what those specs are, or could I phone you and jot them down myself?

Thanks!
Richard

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for posting these. I've had an '87 912 since around '88. I bought it used and rode it real hard for years as a bike messenger in San Francisco in the late '80s & early '90s and as my all-around bike for about 10 years after that. For the last few years it's been gathering dust in the garage as I've been riding a mountain framed custom hybrid since. A handful of my buddies are getting into road bikes so I decided to pull it out of the garage and bring it back to life. I've always loved the feel of the frame but I never really knew the specs until now. Cheers.

photonboy

Dave said...

Thank you for posting the Alumitech Catalogs. Have a 1987 6500 with January 1988 serial numbers and was looking for a little info. Looks like this is the first year for Alumitech production? Great riding bike, been very happy with it! Did they change these into the 1400a, 1110a and 718a a couple of years later?

Joan Malak said...

Hello,
I have a Miyata "Seven Twelve". Haven't ridden it in years. Wondering the retail price "then", and what it's worth now. Would like to get back into riding...should I invest in tuning this up or buy a new bike? Please let me know at mjabm@netzero.net
Thank you very much,
Joan M.

Joan Malak said...

Hello,
I have a Miyata "Seven Twelve". Haven't ridden it in years. Wondering the retail price "then", and what it's worth now. Would like to get back into riding...should I invest in tuning this up or buy a new bike? Please let me know at mjabm@netzero.net
Thank you very much,
Joan M.

Victor Carrasco said...

I just manage to find a pristine condition 1987 6500, stock 950%, only thing missing was the original bar tape. still had the original tires, dried up, but still there, only 1 or 2 scratches. i've serviced it and restored/wax it, and it looks and rides superb!! could not be more happy with it.

Ratna Handayani said...

hi..i already buy a miyata starjack in good condition, can you help me with the starjack specification? thanks ( nachadut@gmail.com )

Project NOWE said...

I bought the Miyata 615 GT new in 1987 at the age of 17 after saving up my pennies as a lifeguard. I still have that bike and it's served me well including a ride from Vancouver to Guatemala, and many other long distance road trips.

I remember poring over this very catalog trying to decide between the 615 GT, the 1000 and the 215 ST. In the end I bought the best bike I could afford.

Just about to rehab it after it's been collecting dust the last ten years! Paint and all new components. Tom