|Any Miyata riders out there?||mattvargus|
Oct 24, 2003 11:13 AM
|i was in burlington, vt last weekend and found a sweet sweet used miyata nine-sixteen. beautiful lugged steel frame with a great paint job. full shimano 600. excellent condition. really a nice bike. didn't get to ride it though. the shop wanted $600 for it. i'm tempted to go back and give it another look-see, but wanted some feedback on it first. any experience with miyata's? (particularly the nine-16) does it sound like $600 is a fair price? any and all input would be appreciated. thanks in advance.
|Not ownership but....||torquecal|
Oct 24, 2003 3:38 PM
|A friend of mine has a 13 year old Miyata that is absolutely pristine!!! It's a lugged steel frame with 600 components also. The frame is a glossy black and he has HED 3 wheels on the front and back. It's an absolutely gorgeous bike! I've ridden it twice, and, I know I'd pay $600 for it.
Any difference might be in the details though. This one looks like it's been cleaned and waxed after every single ride.
|re: Any Miyata riders out there?||GregJ|
Oct 25, 2003 4:51 PM
|Miyata had a very good reputation years ago, and quite frankly I don't know what happened to them, there are none where I live now on the west coast and it has been years since I have even seen one. They were all over in the 80's in the midwest. I don't remember when the 916 was made, you need to give a better description of the bike, how old is it, and what is the groupset on it? Shimano 600 can mean a few things from 5 speed friction levers(I think), 6 or 7-speed SIS (downtube) or 8-speed STI (brake levers integrated with shifters.) If it is 8-speed STI it is still expensive at 600 IMHO. Offer 450 or 500. I would buy one if you can get a good enough price.
Does anyone know if Miyatas are still being sold? There is something called Koga-Miyata that turned up in a Google search but they are in the Netherlands and appear to be unrelated to the Miyata of old. Another name from the past, Sekai, my first bike.
|Yep. Great bike, but not THAT great. $250. tops. nm||OldEdScott|
Oct 25, 2003 4:54 PM