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Old 06-08-14, 07:21 AM   #1
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Miyata 1000 and 710

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I need to downsize the herd and would like some pricing advice. The Miyata 1000 is a frame only, no fork and is in good condition, no dents, but a few scratches. It is an 86 with triple butted tubing. It has the original rear brake as well. Any idea what I should ask and where? I can ship but would prefer local Craiglist . Here in Michigan prices seem lower than other areas, Craigslist wise. The 710 is really nice with upgraded wheels, seat, and Cinelli bar and stem. Down tube friction shifting. I think it is an 85. Any suggestions area appreciated. Both are 22"if that matters.
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Old 06-08-14, 07:50 AM   #2
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Photos will help give a realistic assessment. Easiest is a link to a remote hosting folder. You can pay a few bucks for a membership and list them on this site, but we're a thrifty bunch.

I've bought more than a few ebay bikes in SE Michigan, NNJ, Albany NY, PA, and VT to save on shipping and handling.
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Old 06-08-14, 01:57 PM   #3
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Here are a few pictures.

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The 1000 is worse than I remember. Some large scrapes on headtube and rust spots on the chainstay.
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Old 06-08-14, 02:34 PM   #4
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Any suggestions area appreciated.
put on a cheepo saddle and sell the Flite on Ebay.
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Appears the 710 is Suntour ARX equipped. IMHO, if it has fresh grease all around and ready to ride, high $200's for a local sale in A2 or metro Detroit, less elsewhere in Michigan.

+1 on the saddle change out suggested by @thinktubes.

EDIT: I agree with Thrifty Bill below, frame with no fork has minimal value.
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Old 06-08-14, 08:06 PM   #6
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Hi guys,
Fork was severely bent when I got the frame. The legs and the steerer tube are bent the same way like someone ws trying to bend it to increase rake. Thanks for the replies, I really appreciate it.
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