Classic & Vintage - Anyone looking for a Miyata 1000? (53cm)
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01-24-12, 08:44 PM
Saw this baby on Ebay. Even though it's way too small for me, I'm still drooling over it. Yet I couldn't afford it anyway.
01-24-12, 09:21 PM
Pretty sure that one came out of an estate sale here last month. Another C&Ver messaged me about it and I was trying to get out to see the sale but when I called the seller the bike was already gone. We didn't know what it was at that point, but a tiny photo on the seller's site looked very promising.
Seller had the bike listed on Chicago CL for $800 and it was on eBay with a starting bid of $600 recently. We'll see how it really does...
01-24-12, 09:26 PM
Nice presentation on the images. I'm gonna watch that one as well. Thanks for the heads-up
01-24-12, 09:28 PM
Is that a 1000? I thought 1000's had looonnng chainstays, like 720s.
Is there a Vintage Miyata site, that describes models, years, geometries?
01-24-12, 09:50 PM
I think the seller is pricing the bike on reputation alone. The early 1000s are nice, but IMO dont deserve the worship that the mid-80s and later models deservedly do. I had a 79 Gran Touring (The predecessor to the 1000) and an 89 1000. Very different bikes. That 81 appears to have a very similar geometry and set-up to the 79 Gran Touring, except the 79 has straight gauge tubing and this 81 has DB. Very nice bike, dont get me wrong, just not worth the over-pricing that the later 1000s garnish IMHO. Just as bona fides, I sold the 79 for $300 and the 89 for $700.
01-25-12, 08:37 AM
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