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Miyata Six Ten, What's it worth?

Old 07-18-15, 07:28 PM
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Miyata Six Ten, What's it worth?

Picked up this Miyata Six Ten touring bike at a garage sale today. I'd like to get an idea of it's value. Its in very good condition, I just need to clean it up, install new tubes, flip the handlebars and find a correct style seat. Its a chrome-moly double butted frame, with suntour brakes and derailleurs and aluminum rims. I believe it was made in 1983. Says made in Japan on it. Also says Grand Touring.
I'll try to get some pics posted, computer is not cooperating right now.

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Old 07-18-15, 07:35 PM
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Definitely need pics...and where are you located, market makes a big difference...
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Old 07-18-15, 08:22 PM
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I paid $65 for one two years ago, crappy saddle, excellent paint.
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Definitely need pics...and where are you located, market makes a big difference...
I am in southeastern Michigan. Still working on pics..... says files are too large.
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I am in southeastern Michigan. Still working on pics..... says files are too large.
Pics have to be under 2mb.
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Old 07-19-15, 06:19 AM
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It is far easier to upload to a photo hosting site and paste the links here using the 3rd icon from the right above.
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Ok I got some pics uploaded to photo bucket. jay19812's Library | Photobucket
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It's a 1984 and besides the cobwebs it looks ok from the pictures. Lots of enthusiasts on here can give you some guidance.
If I didn't already have two sport tourer type bikes I'd seek a 610 (or even a 210) out. The canti brakes are a plus.

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Old 07-24-15, 04:06 PM
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Well, I got it all cleaned up, put on new tires and tubes, and found a Miyata saddle on ebay. It rides great. Its a 63.5 cm frame and has Dia-Compe canti brakes, Suntour derailleurs, quick release Araya aluminum rims. Here are some "after" pics. Miyata by jay19812 | Photobucket

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Old 07-24-15, 04:41 PM
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Nice bike. If that seat is the correct height for you the bike's way too big. If you are sellng raise it up a few inched and the bike will look much better.
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Like another mentioned, toss the saddle up before taking pics to sell. Have it slightly higher than the stem it about 4 fingers above the top of the seat tube.

610 is a nice touring bike, based on the one I saw and from what I've read.
Those brake levers can't be original, hopeless with turkey levers wouldn't have been on this level of a bike. Might end to look that up to confirm and just be aware of the potential issue if you go to sell and the buyer isn't thrilled with turkey levers.
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