Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-19-09, 06:36 PM   #1
dobson001
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Murrieta, CA
Bikes: 2006 Jamis Eclipse
Posts: 78
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Miyata 610

I looked through the scanned catalogs and wasn't sure what year it might be. Being an 18 speed it appears it would be 84-86 although the color doesn't seem to match to the catalog. Anyways, I was just wondering if $220 would seem to be a fair price or does that seem high. Thanks.

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/bik/1081929935.html
dobson001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-09, 06:50 PM   #2
JunkYardBike
Since 1938...
 
JunkYardBike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Northwestern NJ
Bikes:
Posts: 6,208
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dobson001 View Post
I looked through the scanned catalogs and wasn't sure what year it might be. Being an 18 speed it appears it would be 84-86 although the color doesn't seem to match to the catalog. Anyways, I was just wondering if $220 would seem to be a fair price or does that seem high. Thanks.

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/bik/1081929935.html
I guess his mailbox wasn't as full as his penpal thought. The Miyata 610's became much better in the mid 80's. This may be an '81. I don't know if they were manufactured earlier. However, this version is not exactly a full-on tourer, let alone one of the best tourers of all time. It's hardly worth $500. It doesn't have cantilever brakes, a standard feature of loaded tourers. It only has one set of bosses for a water bottle. It only has one set of fender eyelets fore and aft. The chainstays are only 43cm (which some loaded tourers had, but which isn't ideal for large rear panniers). The fork is high tensile, which drops the frameset down a rung.

So, no, I don't think it's worth $220, and especially not if you plan a loaded tour on it. It could make a decent rider, but I wouldn't pay more than $100-$150 for it if it's in excellent condition. And that's if I really wanted it. However, if you're in a hot market, you may not have much of a choice on price.

Here's a catalog scan for the '81 610, and you can browse the rest of the site for other years:

http://www.miyatacatalogs.com/2007/1...alog-1981.html
JunkYardBike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-09, 06:56 PM   #3
sonatageek
Senior Member
 
sonatageek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cleveland,Ohio
Bikes:
Posts: 2,774
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I sold an '81 610 last year for $240 in a matter of a few days. It was great shape with new tires. I think $220 is on the high side, but not really too high.
sonatageek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-09, 07:23 PM   #4
wrk101
DRF aka Thrifty Bill
 
wrk101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
Posts: 19,974
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
610s routinely go for well over $300. A good deal IMHO if it fits.
wrk101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-09, 07:43 PM   #5
RobbieTunes 
Idiot Pro Tempo
 
RobbieTunes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NC
Bikes: at Pedal Room
Posts: 20,840
Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 248 Post(s)
Condition, condition, condition.
If in good condition, it would bring $250 here, easy.
Miyata fans are dedicated, and a Sugino triple is hot in the spring....
__________________

Robbie ♪♫♪...☻

Use both sides of the towel.

1985 Raleigh Racing USA - Competition (honoring cehowardGS)
1988 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman Master
1989 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman Expert
1989 Centurion Carbon R

http://www.pedalroom.com/members/RobbieTunes
RobbieTunes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-09, 07:54 PM   #6
JunkYardBike
Since 1938...
 
JunkYardBike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Northwestern NJ
Bikes:
Posts: 6,208
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sonatageek View Post
I sold an '81 610 last year for $240 in a matter of a few days. It was great shape with new tires. I think $220 is on the high side, but not really too high.
That's nuts.
JunkYardBike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-09, 07:55 PM   #7
JunkYardBike
Since 1938...
 
JunkYardBike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Northwestern NJ
Bikes:
Posts: 6,208
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
610s routinely go for well over $300. A good deal IMHO if it fits.
That's more nuts, unless they are the later 80's models.
JunkYardBike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-09, 07:57 PM   #8
JunkYardBike
Since 1938...
 
JunkYardBike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Northwestern NJ
Bikes:
Posts: 6,208
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Condition, condition, condition.
If in good condition, it would bring $250 here, easy.
Miyata fans are dedicated, and a Sugino triple is hot in the spring....
Don't even get me started. Irrational fools.

I recently listed a '90 Fuji Saratoga in pristine shape - a REAL touring machine - for $275, and I've only had a few inquiries.

Miyata schmiyata.
JunkYardBike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-09, 08:00 PM   #9
JunkYardBike
Since 1938...
 
JunkYardBike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Northwestern NJ
Bikes:
Posts: 6,208
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
My point is, I think you can get a better value for $220, but then I don't know your market. Avoid Miyatas, perhaps.
JunkYardBike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-09, 08:30 PM   #10
wrk101
DRF aka Thrifty Bill
 
wrk101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
Posts: 19,974
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
+1 People love Miyatas.

Is an old 610 a good value at $300? Maybe not, but people are paying that for them around here (note, this price is for a clean one, in ready to ride condition).

Last edited by wrk101; 03-19-09 at 08:31 PM. Reason: clarification
wrk101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-09, 09:11 PM   #11
Bioflamingo
Bike Collector
 
Bioflamingo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Kansas
Bikes: 91 Diamond Back Apex, 77 Raleigh Grand Prix
Posts: 323
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm supposed to get a Miyata 610 frame/fork that has a cantilever brake setup and is in pretty decent condition. I'm giving either $30 for it, or a set of aero brake levers if he wants them. I've got about $200 worth of stuff to put on it. I found some good bargains on shimano parts on ebay, plus I got a few pieces off of some of my parts bikes. The most expensive part was a set of 700c Mavic wheels with shimano xt hubs for $110. That makes it about $230 invested plus time, but it will be ready for touring once I get some racks/panniers and put it all together.

So basically you can build your own nice Miyata for that same price(if you do careful shopping), and it will be built EXACTLY how you want it. If you don't have time/patience for building your own, then that's a different story. It's going to end up taking me over a month to get mine finished, but I won't be going anywhere for a couple months.
Bioflamingo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:46 PM.