Meh, figured for $20, what have I got to lose? Snagged it also. Any idea what I got here? At least I can find some info on this (looks like about $200 bike in good shape?). Not much out there about that Stella I picked up too.
There is a lot more info out there on Miyata 110s. Do a search via google, it is an easy bike to date, the catalogs are on line, etc.
You did really good on this one. It is a better bike than the Stella. I think your estimate is on target, fully refurbished and ready to ride, it is about $200, depending on which year 110 (some were better than others). At $20, you only have upside on this one.
What brand kids seat is that? The best flips I ever had were two bikes that I paid $9 each for. Both had Topeak kids seats with racks. Sold the kids seats for $60 each (they are over $200 new with the racks). So at that point, I had two free bikes with money to spare..
Well, my wife didnt like it (she has her heart set on a comfort bike) so I guess this one is gonna get flipped. The baby seat has no branding on, is pretty flimsy and grungy. I dont think Id trust my kids lives in it, its going in the trash.
Hopefully I'll have time to really check out the Miyata tomorrow. I know its got 2 flats, but I dont know if its got tubes that hold air. The stella was flat too, but it pumped up just fine.
Turns out I think all the stella needs is new brake pads. Brake cable housing has a few cracks, but it doesnt seem a must fix to make it rideable. I got the stella cleaned up nice, lubed up and took it out for a little spin and it seems to ride like a champ. I think its definately a keeper for now.
Hopefully the Miyata is in good enough shape after a little work to get back at least what I paid for both bikes and new pads for the stella (I dont think it will be an issue). Break even its a free bike, anything over is free bike and lunch.
Well, a flimsy kids seat has zero value, but you still did great. That 110 looks like a small size, anything under 54cm enjoys a premium, 50cm or less a higher premium.
What is the frame made out of (there will be a decal on it)?
Crank arms will be dated, date codes will be on the derailleurs (look them up at the vintage Trek site). Many other parts will have date codes as well. But I usually just check the crank arms and derailleurs.
"K" serial number is 1982. 110 was basically a nice entry level bike back then. The plus is the cromoly main frame tubes and three piece crank, the minus is the steel rims and nutted axles.
The good news is the rest of your description matches the 1983 model. So I think your frame was made late in 1982, and built to match 1983 specs. The 1983 110 is a much better bike.
That date code is likely on the crank arms. 165 is the length, Nov or Dec 1982. Suntour "YH" = August 1982. Given the lag on components, this confirms bike is more likely a 1983.
Spend some time looking at the 1983 spec page.
Looked at your picture above, your bike is DEFINITELY a 1983 model, and not the 1982. The 1982 had cheap, stem shifters. The 1983 had DT shifters. Your bike has other features that match the 1983 model as well.