I love Miyata's, I own two of them, one I bought new and the other used, the mid to high end bikes are the good ones, those lower end models was nothing spectacular, better than the Schwinns I mentioned but that's about it.
Last edited by rekmeyata; 09-16-13 at 08:54 AM.
I have had several mid 80's Miyata's and they all have been great. The 85's and onward do have triple butted. My first was an 85 Miyata 210. I don't think the one advertized is an 85 though. It doesn't have the rear rack brazons like mine did. I looked quickly and it might be an 82 based on when they started having brazons on the 210s.
300 seems high for it. I wouldn't pay more than 200 for one in mint condition. I got mine for 160 in great shape. My friend got a mint '85 Miyata 110 for 200.
Go here and scan the catalogues every year for 210 starting in 1982 by putting the year into the search box to get the particular year of bikes. http://www.miyatacatalogs.com/2007/1...alog-1981.html The 210 was basically the equivelant of a Schwinn Traveler which was sport frame as well that they called a touring bike even though it had nothing in common in geometry with their real touring bikes the Voyager, and since Miyata did not make a touring bike in their regular line (Koga Miyata did) they simply reclassified an old bike model that started life as a sport.
I don't want to argue over semantics, the real point is it was a fairly low end bike on par with a Schwinn Traveler and not any where near worth $300 even if you want to label it a touring bike.
Last edited by rekmeyata; 09-16-13 at 12:19 PM.
This 60's Huffy Mark 10 (not Mach 10) is a rebadged Raleigh Sprite. Interesting bike for $60. I wish it weren't 2 hours away.
Vintage Huffy Mach 10 10 Speed - $60 (Alma)
Laterally stiff yet vertically compliant.
Viscount Aerospace Pro Trek 770 Cannondale Synapse
We're all right! The 85 Two-Ten is a real touring bike. That advertised 210 is not, and isn't worth asking price. Here's my mostly original '85 Two-Ten that I wouldn't sell for under $500. twoten.jpg
Nice! I see racks that seem identical on ebay like this one a lot:http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=290979516661
Miyata rear rack two-ten Just an early Blackburn with bilt on reflectors and fixed braze-on mounting?
Last edited by artclone; 09-16-13 at 10:10 PM. Reason: Looked closer and tgis one is slightly different.
Any problem can be solved with the proper application of force, heat, chemicals, or money.
Someone in the Phoenix area might be able to score some good ol' american 80's touring steel...
The seller has it as a 170, but I'm pretty sure Trek didn't put mid-fork mounts on their top of the line racing frame
99% sure it's a 1983 720 (http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/t...churePart2.pdf), looks to be mostly complete/original, minus the saddle and possibly the bars. Not sure why the seatpost decal is gone as well.
Previously, he had it listed for $400, which would be a pretty fair price, IMHO (hell, I spent $500 for my '85 620)
Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,
Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '09 Motobecane SS, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape
Anyone interested in this bike? You MUST check this out. I am not the seller.
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talking to the wife right now, i might pull the trigger..
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