May 26, 2020

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Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle After Restoration This is a Miyata Pro in for restoration,...

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle After Restoration

This is a Miyata Pro in for restoration, I believe a 1984 but don’t take that as absolutely correct.  The frame had some damaged paint in a few areas and a replacement fork, a very nice replacement fork.  On inspection of the frame inside and out the frame had no damage at all.  

The Pro-Miyata is on my top 5 awesome list! It may be my age and era but I absolutely love this era’s Japanese bicycles.  The Miyata received new paint, decals, cables, housings, tires, tubes and a complete restoration of components.  I couldn’t be happier with the results.

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Frame Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Frame Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Frame Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Frame Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Frame Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Frame Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Frame Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Frame Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Frame Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Frame Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Frame Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Frame Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Frame Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Frame Before

Miyata Pro Restoration -Fork Before

Miyata Pro Restoration -Fork Before

Miyata Pro Restoration -Fork Before

Miyata Pro Restoration -Fork Before

The frame stripped photos are stuck on my old lap top that stopped working, I manged to save the photos above before it completely died.  I also built a new powder coat oven with better control during the painting process of the Miyata.  I am thrilled with the results.  The head tube was masked and painted with liquid paint.  The lug cut outs where hand painted.  I love this stuff!!

Miyata Pro Restoration – Frame Painted

Miyata Pro Restoration – Frame Painted

Miyata Pro Restoration – Frame Painted

Miyata Pro Restoration – Frame Painted

Miyata Pro Restoration – Frame Painted

Miyata Pro Restoration – Frame Painted

Miyata Pro Restoration – Frame Painted

Miyata Pro Restoration – Frame Painted

Miyata Pro Restoration – Frame Painted

Miyata Pro Restoration -Fork Painted

Miyata Pro Restoration -Fork Painted

Miyata Pro Restoration -Fork Painted

Miyata Pro Restoration -Fork Painted

Miyata Pro Restoration -Fork Painted

I couldn’t get the component before photos of the old computer (I now have cloud backup for photos!).  The components turned out really nice, I couldn’t expect any better.  How can you beat Suntour Superbe??

Miyata Pro Restoration – Headset & Bottom Bracket
Polished

Miyata Pro Restoration – Pressing Headset Cups

Miyata Pro Restoration – Headset Cups Pressed

Miyata Pro Restoration – Headset Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Headset Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Headset Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Stem & Handlebars Polished

Miyata Pro Restoration – Handlebars Polished

Miyata Pro Restoration – Stem Polished

Miyata Pro Restoration – Brake Levers Polished

Miyata Pro Restoration – Stem & Handlebars Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Handlebars Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Brake Levers
Installed

Miyata Pro Restoration – Stem Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Handlebars Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Brake Calipers Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Brake Calipers Polished

Miyata Pro Restoration – Brake Calipers Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Front Caliper Installed

Miyata Pro Restoration – Rear Brake Caliper
Installed

Miyata Pro Restoration – Derailleurs Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Rear Derailleur Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Rear Derailleur Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Rear Derailleur
Polished

Miyata Pro Restoration – Rear Derailleur Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Front Derailleur Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Front Derailleur Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Front Derailleur Polished

Miyata Pro Restoration – Crank Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Crank Exploded View

Miyata Pro Restoration – Crank Polished

Miyata Pro Restoration – Crank Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Shift Levers Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Shift Levers
Polished

Miyata Pro Restoration – Front Wheel Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Front Wheel Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Front Wheel Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Rear Wheel Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Rear Wheel Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – Rear Wheel Before

Miyata Pro Restoration – New Panaracer Tires

Miyata Pro Restoration – Wheels Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Front Wheel Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Front Wheel Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Rear Wheel Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Freewheel Overhauled

Miyata Pro Restoration – Rear Wheel Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Seat Post Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Shift Levers Installed

Miyata Pro Restoration – Crank Installed

Miyata Pro Restoration – Front Derailleur
Installed

Miyata Pro Restoration – Rear Derailleur Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle So Far

Miyata Pro Restoration – New Cables

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Wired

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Wired

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Wired

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Wired

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Wired

The new decals where the cherry on top, they just made the whole bike come together.  The decals where very nice quality.  I am not a big fan of installing big panel decals but with holding my breath and going very slowly they turned out great!

Miyata Pro Restoration – Fork Decal Installed

Miyata Pro Restoration – Seat Tube Decal
Installed

Miyata Pro Restoration – Head Tube Decal Installed
Miyata Pro Restoration – Down Tube Decal Installed

Miyata Pro Restoration – Top Tube Decal Installed
Miyata Pro Restoration – Seat Tube Decal
Installed

Miyata Pro Restoration – Decals Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Handlebar Wrap Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

I love everything about this bike, the color, the slight metallic to the paint, the components and most of all the ride.  So light and nimble but solid at the same time!  I love this stuff!

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Miyata Pro Restoration – Bicycle Complete

Thank you!
John Z.

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