|Miyata 914 buy it or not??||gtscottie|
Oct 17, 2002 2:03 PM
|I found a miyata 914 with Shimano RX100 components. Is this bike worth buying and what would be a good price. I hope to do some touring next summer.|
|re: Miyata 914 buy it or not??||weed|
Oct 18, 2002 4:10 AM
|I recommend it. It is a nice riding lugged steel frame. I'm converting mine to a fixed gear. I think $200-300 would be reasonable for the whole bike.|
|Is it the one on eBay?||scottfree|
Oct 18, 2002 5:13 AM
A sweet all-day bike. Not in the same league as the 1000, which Sheldon Brown called the best production touring bike of its day, but real nice nonetheless.
I hate to advise a price on something like this. It's intrinsic worth is a lot more than its 'worth' in dollars. A 1000 might sell for $300, but I doubt a 914 would sell for much over $100, maybe $150 if the buyer were motivated. As old bikes/Miyatas go, this is a rider, not a collector.
That said, if you went nuts and spent $500, you'd still be getting easily 500 bucks worth of good bike. So it's just hard to say.
I'd try to get it for a hundred. I love Miyatas, so I'd probably pay more than that if I had to. Bottom line is, it's a nice bike and you won't regret the purchase, so pay what you have to as long as it doesn't hurt. But start low.
|Is it the one on eBay?||gtscottie|
Oct 18, 2002 6:14 AM
|Yes it is on eBay. Thanks for the input.|
|re: Miyata 914 buy it or not??||GregJ|
Oct 18, 2002 6:49 AM
|This looks like a very nice used bike, I would probably go as high as 200-250 on it. I don't think this is a touring bike however. I did not see a triple, the chainstays are short and I don't think there were eyelets on the dropouts for touring racks.(But the pictures were not that great, be sure to ask if that is important.)|
|re: Miyata 914 buy it or not??||gtscottie|
Oct 28, 2002 3:31 PM
|I bought the bike. Got it for $200. Might have been a little much but it sure is a sweet bike to ride. Very snappy!|| |