I found a few Miyata bikes for sale at a thrift shop. Let me know what you guys think of these deals:
1) My favorite appears to be a brown 1981 Miyata seven ten with Suntour Cyclone. This bikes seriously looks like it was never ridden, there is barely a scratch on it. It's a 52 x 54cm, which is the only reason I didn't buy it on the spot, I prefer 54x54 or 54x56. $200.
2) Same size seven ten but a few years newer, with Suntour Blueline, and aero levers. This bike isn't in nearly as good a condition but apparently price is determined by age, $225.
3) This might be the prize, I found a Miyata six ten buried in the back of the shop. It's black, probably from '82 or something, and has had a MTB bar put on it, but otherwise looked to be in good condition. I didn't get a price on it, but I'd expect it to also be in the $200 range. Now, I'm not up on my Miyata history, but aren't the 1000 and 610 highly coveted as touring bikes, and therefore pretty valuable? There is a chance the guy knows what he has here, what do you think it's worth?