January 26, 2021

Restorations

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

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Quality

  • A large majority of the ‘restored’ collector cars available for purchase were built specifically to be sold for a profit. Rarely are these cars done with the care, quality, or to the depth that they deserved. We have seen a number of ‘ground up’ restorations that have had to be completely re-restored in order to get them to the quality level the owner expected when they purchased the car. Low quality products and cutting corners to increase profit is why a lot of these cars have rather serious overall quality problems.
  • A restoration controlled by the owner allows quality to be determined not by how much the car will resale for but from those exact specifications from the owner himself. You control the quality start to finish and decide where to focus those labor hours and when to cut corners. We have found even our driver level restorations are at a quality level far and above many cars up for sale as ‘complete – ground up’ restorations.

Any Year, Make, Or Model

  • You may be hard pressed to find that exact year, make, or model of car you want already restored, especially one restored to the level you desire. If that car isn’t extremely rare the restoration may be even poorer than you might expect once you start to really look at it.

Cost & Value

  • A well documented restoration performed by a renowned shop will always hold more value than one that’s undocumented or completed by an unknown shop or individuals. The quality of products used, the skill of the restorer, the process documentation can all affect value.
  • The cost of a restoration is flexible depending on your specific goals and expectations for the completed restoration. We provide a large number of paths to fit every budget.
  • It is important to remember that it takes roughly the same amount of time to restore any car. We strongly believe that the true value of a car is relative to the owner and not to the market price.

Flexibility

  • If you are already enjoying a collector vehicle, but those years are starting to show. You may want to upgrade components, refinish the interior, the exterior, restore the trim, or have some other work you need done. Finding a company that has experience and a history with classic cars is very important when you are deciding to have work done. Restoration companies should be at the top of your list when deciding where to send your car. We have heard a lot of horror stories from owners who had a vehicle in for relatively simple upgrades.
  • When you are in control of the build start to finish you are free to make changes to the car. Everything from addition of creature comforts, to modernizations and customizations will all be
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