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Miyata Road Bikes?(3 posts)

Miyata Road Bikes?bikeman76
Apr 29, 2003 10:31 PM
Is there anyone out there who knows about older bikes? Could you comment on the Miyata brand? For instance, here is a decent looking bike that I am looking at on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=7298&item=3606110575&rd=1

Worthwhile?
re: Miyata Road Bikes?Fixie-ated
Apr 30, 2003 11:57 AM
I think the bike is mid to late 80's. If you can pick the bike up and save on shipping, I'd say it is worth $100.00.

The crank, or at least both chainrings MUST be replaced. The biopace rings are garbage and possibly damaging to your knees.

The frame is the ONLY decent item, everything else is just too old.

IMHO anyway...
re: Miyata Road Bikes?jpo
May 1, 2003 7:53 AM
Hi

I own this exact bike as my commuter slash back up. I think it is from the mid eighties. I have owned it for 3 years and it has served me well. This looks to be in better shape than mine. I bought mine at the local thrift store for $65.

I have put 3000 mile on it since I have had it and have locked it outside to a bike rack in an urban enviroment. I have replaced alot since I use the bike and is 25 years old. Tires, chainrings, bar tape, seat (awful gel model), seat post (never could get it the seat angle adjust right), bottom bracket (roughness) and wheels (rim eyelets started cracking this winter from long term corrosion). Ask if there is any corrosion on the wheels. The wobbler rims had steel eyelets that rusted away on my model.

It is a nice riding frame and mid eighties japanese bikes are great values. If it is in good shape i think it would be worth $125 but you have to remember that it is in Canada and shipping is going to cost you. It would make a nice commuter. It has rack braze-ons and probably enough room for fenders.

John