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2nd FIND/BUY TODAY; MIYATA 210 - FRAME IS SAME AS THE FUJI S10-S I BOUGHT YESTERDAY?

Old 11-18-15, 07:44 PM
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2nd FIND/BUY TODAY; MIYATA 210 - FRAME IS SAME AS THE FUJI S10-S I BOUGHT YESTERDAY?

I got this pretty red Miyata 210 at the same thrift tore I got the his & hers Jamis Boss Cruisers I posted about earlier. Imagine my surprise when I got it home & has it next to my Fuji S10-S - besides both having 25" frame, it looks like they have the exact same frame! Is that possible? (last 4 photos - at the end of both end of the frames where the wheel connects, they are exactly alike!). Although the Miyata badge says 'Handmade'
What kind of bike is the Miyata 210? Is it handmade? What is the value when in very good condition like mine is (big city - Miami)? Is worth more or less than the Fuji?
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PS - Notice it too, has unusual handlebars for a 10 speed like the Fuji- not the usual curled ones?












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Old 11-18-15, 08:40 PM
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I don't know pricing in Miami. It was the entry level Miyata, not a bad bike but not the lightest best quality either. Miyata has a better rep than Fuji. Otherwise similar bikes. Think it would be worth more with the original drop bars, if someone wants to convert they would have to get new brake levers along with the handlebar.
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Old 11-18-15, 10:41 PM
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It isn't the same frame. Different steel, different manufacturer.

I would pay up to $75 for the Miyata, assuming everything is actually in working order. It'll require a full teardown and update since it probably hasn't been done in 2 decades, if ever.
The flat bars are unfortunate to see on there.
Yes it would have been handmade.
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Old 11-19-15, 12:56 AM
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Such a large bike has lower value than a bike suitable for average height people. Hopefully the seatpost is not stuck down there. Here in Portland OR, which is a high priced market, maybe $75-100 if fully tuned and ready to ride. It is a low end but still decent bike.
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Not sure about other years but in 1984 the 210 is the sleeper, fixed this one up earlier this year and was impressed by quality even on the "entry" model. Sold this one at peak of season on ebay for 299, included free pack/ship to lower 48.

I do have 1980 s12s that in comparison also seems very solid--the s12s ltd was probably closer to 210 with triple. Even though straight guage the weights feel very reasonable for the rides. In fact the 210 and 610 are the same weight as per catalog and basically same bike other than db vs butted frame. I really like early to mid 80s quality Japanese bikes so I am biased.

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