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Any Miyata riders out there?(4 posts)

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.
-matt
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. nmOldEdScott
Oct 25, 2003 4:54 PM