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Old 01-24-12, 08:44 PM   #1
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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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Old 01-24-12, 09:21 PM   #2
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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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Old 01-24-12, 09:26 PM   #3
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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 1000’s are nice, but IMO don’t deserve the worship that the mid-80’s and later models deservedly do. I had a ’79 Gran Touring (The predecessor to the 1000) and an ’89 1000. Very different bikes. That ’81 appears to have a very similar geometry and set-up to the ’79 Gran Touring, except the ’79 has straight gauge tubing and this ’81 has DB. Very nice bike, don’t get me wrong, just not worth the over-pricing that the later 1000’s garnish IMHO. Just as bona fides, I sold the ’79 for $300 and the ’89 for $700.
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