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    Senior Member The MAX's Avatar
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    Anyone looking for a Miyata 1000? (53cm)

    Saw this baby on Ebay. Even though it's way too small for me, I'm still drooling over it. Yet I couldn't afford it anyway.

    Dream bike.

    Good luck!

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    Pretty sure that one came out of an estate sale here last month. Another C&Ver messaged me about it and I was trying to get out to see the sale but when I called the seller the bike was already gone. We didn't know what it was at that point, but a tiny photo on the seller's site looked very promising.

    Seller had the bike listed on Chicago CL for $800 and it was on eBay with a starting bid of $600 recently. We'll see how it really does...
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    Nice presentation on the images. I'm gonna watch that one as well. Thanks for the heads-up
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    Is that a 1000? I thought 1000's had looonnng chainstays, like 720s.

    Is there a Vintage Miyata site, that describes models, years, geometries?

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    I think the seller is pricing the bike on reputation alone. The early 1000ís are nice, but IMO donít deserve the worship that the mid-80ís and later models deservedly do. I had a í79 Gran Touring (The predecessor to the 1000) and an í89 1000. Very different bikes. That í81 appears to have a very similar geometry and set-up to the í79 Gran Touring, except the í79 has straight gauge tubing and this í81 has DB. Very nice bike, donít get me wrong, just not worth the over-pricing that the later 1000ís garnish IMHO. Just as bona fides, I sold the í79 for $300 and the í89 for $700.
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