Monday, May 23, 2011

My New Old Bike 1989 Vintage Touring Steel

I know these to be great bikes, and saw one on Craigslist for $100. It shows some wear, but still has nubs on the original radial tires. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, but a sweet bike nonetheless.

From Sheldon Brown:
Miyata touring bikes, including the 1000 and the lesser (but still extremely nice) 610, came with very unusual tires, Panasonic radials. These may be the only radial bicycle tires ever sold.

What Wikipedia's says about this model:
Miyata 6xx : A quality touring model, one step down from the 1000, with slightly different frame geometry and lower level components. Mid 1980's 610's have triple-butted splined Chromoly frame tubing, an unusually high quality tubing and construction for its price level. This bike is slightly lighter in weight than Trek 520/720 touring bikes, but of similar quality.

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