Miyata Century
Model: Century
Brand: Miyata
Category: Mountain Bike
Years: 1990
Country: Japan
Production: Factory Production
Sold As: Complete Bicycle
Material: Carbon & Aluminum
Construction: Glued and Screwed
Drivetrain: Derailleurs
Wheel Size: 26"
Added By: Elev12K on 11/12/10
Updated By: Elev12K on 02/19/12
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Model General Information
This is the story: Originally Miyata was involved in rifle manufacturing. At some point an American stopped by and asked whether Mr. Miyata could repair his bicycle. One hundred years later Miyata issued this Miyata Century to celebrate 100 years of Miyata bicycle production.

Using Miyata's CarbonTech tubing and 14k gold plated aluminum lugs.

Came available as roadbike and mountainbike.
Primary Example:Miyata Century
Years:N/ASold As:Complete Bicycle
Bottom Bracket:English/ISO: 1.370 x 24Brake Mounting:Cantilever studs
Lug Style:Brake Guides:
Fork Style:Seat Stays:
Fork Crown Style:Main Tubing:
Rear Dropouts:Color(s):black/gold
Example:Miyata Century (1990)
Years:1990Sold As:Complete Bicycle
Main Tubing:Carbon FiberWheel Size:26"
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Frame Serial Numbers(click to expand)
Serial NumberFrame DetailYearAdded By
SA31795Miyata Century?Elev12K
SA31795Miyata Century1990Elev12K
Brand Information(click to expand)
 One of the major manufacturing companies in Japan, Miyata has produced frames under their own name, as well as many others such as Univega.  Miyata is also known for drawing it's own steel tubing and being one of the pioneers of triple-butted tubing.  The Miyata 1000 from the mid-1980's is regarded as one of the best off-the-shelf touring bicycles ever produced and are still sought after today.
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