Here is Ryan S’s nicely rehab’d Miyata 912.
Year 1979 I think based on the serial number
Make Miyata Model 912
A little bit about it:
First off thanks for your site -love it. This bike came from a neighborhood Garage sale that was benefiting Japan disaster relief, for a $20 donation the Miyata, which had been languishing in a garage from ceiling hooks for at least 20 years, came home with me. The dry rotted tires held air, yes the Zefal pump still works!, and I was actually able to do a few short rides on this little beauty, note the funky triple crank 48-44-26 !?. My neighbor commented that the dried out brake hoods looked like “old bacon”- pretty apt. It is now all disassembled and about to get some long overdue TLC, and a more sane chain-ring configuration, I will send a follow up when the 912 is back on the road.
I got it rebuilt in time to do a fairly flat Metric Century the 1st of May. The bike performed like a champ. I swapped in a 34t chain ring to get a 48/34 combo, my knees thank me, and used my Shimano platform/clipless pedals. Not sure if the pedals or cyclo computer will last, may have to back to the old school look.
Here is the updated picture set
Thanks for the great site