Re: [CR]Threaded braze-on under side of a Miyata down tube

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Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 10:00:11 -0600
From: "Rick Paulos" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Threaded braze-on under side of a Miyata down tube
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How timely. I just sent a similar Miyata frame to the local frame builder for a repaint. Was black & blue in an odd two tone pattern. All decals were missing when I got he bike so I'm not sure what model it is. No tab for the race number on the frame. But it has the single boss under the downtube about midway. I speculated it was for a Flickstand. The lfb didn't know either. Anyhow, the useless boss disappeared during the repaint.

>Carl Gonzalez wrote:
> >
> > Can anyone explain the purpose of one threaded boss on the underside of a
> > Miyata Team racing bike which, as I understand, was made for Euro
> > distribution? A friend of mine ID's one and mentioned that the item in
> > mention was mounted low on the underside of the down tube. (As a side
> note,
> > another interesting feature was a 'number hanger" in place of the pump peg
> > on the head tube.)
> >
> > Carl "up to my axle in snow" Gonzalez
> > Bay Village, OH
>Miyata used to advertise that they had a threaded boss (like a single
>water bottle boss) on the underside of the down tube so you could mount
>a plastic adapter that held two threaded CO2 cartridges. Sounds like
>that is what is on your frame?
>Chuck Schmidt
>SoPas, SoCal