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Old 12-11-08, 02:45 PM   #1
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Miyata 750 SR??

Hi, I recently picked up a Miyata 750 SR for 20 bucks,it is in pretty good condition.Can any one give me info on this bike, I didn't find much by searching, it has 1024 tubing, Shimano/Custom components Araya 700c wheels. I really want to know the exact year, possible value of the bike and how descent this bike is or any other info you have to throw at me.I will have a picture up possibly later today, if i can get my digital camera to work.

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Hi, I recently picked up a Miyata 750 SR for 20 bucks,it is in pretty good condition.Can any one give me info on this bike, I didn't find much by searching, it has 1024 tubing, Shimano/Custom components Araya 700c wheels. I really want to know the exact year, possible value of the bike and how descent this bike is or any other info you have to throw at me.I will have a picture up possibly later today, if i can get my digital camera to work.

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Sounds like a basic entry level bicycle. Can't tell you the date without much more info or picture. I doubt it's worth a lot.
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+1 Post pictures and serial number.

If you want the year, just look up the component codes on the vintage Trek site.

As long as the rims are aluminum, even a bottom end bike in good shape should be worth $100. So your $20 was a sweet deal. 1024 tubing = high tensile steel, which is the very bottom end.

But again, you can't go wrong for $20.
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The 750SR was a special edition bike given to the top Miyata dealers in the country. It wasnt available to any other dealers and its not listed in any catalogs.

They were available in gold or a light to medium blue. Miyata had 3 tiers of dealers, gold, silver and bronze. I dont remember the exact breakdown but there may have been only 5 dealers in each category.

I dont recall if it was the top 5 dealers in the country or the top 5 in each tier who recieved bikes but each dealer was alloted 75. Regardless, I unloaded 75 of those from the back of truck one hot summer day.

Frame geometry was more like that of a 3 series bike versus that of an entry level 1 series. Think of it as bike with 1 series tubing and 3 series geometry and components.

For some odd reason $300 comes to mind and maybe '86 or '87 for a date.

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I sold them in 1984 or there abouts, definitely not as late as 1986-87. We were told that they were overstock originally destined for a European market that didn't take them off of Miyata's hands. In fact some of them were labeled Koga-Miyata. We received and sold a few hundred. They were more racing in design than the bikes meant for the North American market. The wheels were very good and the frame somewhat more mundane.
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I sold them in 1984 or there abouts, definitely not as late as 1986-87 They were more racing in design than the bikes meant for the North American market. The wheels were very good and the frame somewhat more mundane.
Sounds about right.....I started working in our shop in the spring of '84 so I know it was sometime after that.
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