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how much is it worth - Miyata carbon fiber with full dura ac(6 posts)

how much is it worth - Miyata carbon fiber with full dura acsurf
Dec 6, 2001 11:03 AM
How much is a Miyata Carbon Fiber 7 speed, dura-ace, freewheel worth. It's in great condition and the carbon fiber is perfect. Campy wheels. Total weight is about 19-20 lbs. Rides great, stable at high speeds and also soft on the body. I have heard negative comments regarding the old carbon lugged frames though, but this one is in perfect condition. Obviously no STI but the shifting is great. What would you pay or how much is it worth to the right person complete with pedals and aero bars.

Thanks for you thought
Actually, it has STI but on the down tube, probably 1991-92surf
Dec 6, 2001 11:10 AM
no such thing as STI on the downtubeD'Ohhh!!!
Dec 6, 2001 11:36 AM
STI = Shimano Total Integration = integrated shifters and brake levers
my bad, i meant indexedsurf
Dec 6, 2001 11:43 AM
Interesting questionscottfree
Dec 6, 2001 12:32 PM
Among a certain constituency, this bike would generate some interest, although it's hard to predict how MUCH interest. If someone offered you $200, I wouldn't be surprised, but if you got $400 I wouldn't be shocked. Older Miyatas are prized in the retro crowd, but the carbon frame may put them off.

Failing a nibble from the old-timers, you have the problem of downtube shifters, 7 speeds, and freewheel, three things 'modern' cyclists disdain.

Interesting exercise in free-market economics.
On eBay: $400+ohio
Dec 7, 2001 2:43 PM
judging by prices people have been paying recently for older (NOT vintage, just oldish) bikes, you could get at least $400 if it's a popular size. In fact if you parted it out, you could probably get twice that for the Dura-Ace and Record parts, and the frame. I think parting out a bike is a crappy thing to do, and you'll be haunted by bad karma, but it's hard to argue with 2 x the bucks.

Hell, you'll see people drop $175 on a pair of campy delta calipers: not only are they NOT vintage, they're also heavy, horrible, and a pain to set-up.

I'd say sell now, while the market is hot.