sucker for lugs
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes: Shogun 800 (had to cull the herd)
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1193 Miyata 1000LT
This specimen is in good to very-good shape: there's no rust or missing paint anywhere, although the paint is a little scratched in a few places and the decals are peeling. The chain and cassette look almost new and there's just a little wear on the chainrings. As you can see in the pictures the components are all original (except for the brakes) but it seems to have a random collection of accessories such as a rear fender (but no front), a very basic Blackburn rear rack, an ancient cyclocomputer, and a custom-made suspension seatpost.
I've added all the images to an album here: http://imgur.com/a/3azrJ
And you can see the relevant page from the 1993 Miyata catalog here: http://i.imgur.com/O2lKr.jpg
The most curious details about this bike are definitely the brakes and seatpost. The person I originally bought it from said that the brakes were "custom made" at a local bike shop a decade earlier, but the shop has since closed so there's no info to be had there. The brakes don't have any marks on them to indicate their provenance, but they function perfectly and have excellent stopping power. Does anybody recognize these brakes?
First, what do you think the bike is worth? Second, would it be worth more or less if the seatpost and/or brakes were swapped out with more traditional items?
edit: Of course the moment after I hit "submit" I notice the typo in the title... this bike is, of course, from 1993 and not the dark ages.
Last edited by PunctualAlex; 01-31-11 at 10:25 AM.
Reason: Typo in title