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Miyata 1000 Touring Bike 1985

Old 11-18-18, 05:30 PM
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Miyata 1000 Touring Bike 1985





I really need to thin out my collection. I am the second owner of this Miyata, but I have not put any miles on it over the last year and I have a new gravel/tour bicycle. I'm hoping someone will appreciate this vintage bike, but I'm not sure if there is a good market for it at the moment. It is nearly pristine. When I got it, it had been in storage for many years, so I went through it in great detail. All new grease, cables, tires... but mostly cleaning. If any of you could give me an idea of the value, I would appreciate it. I hope to sell through the marketplace rather than ebay.
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Old 11-18-18, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
I'd spend a couple of dollars on new bar tape, and a few bucks on lever hoods. $500 to $600 to the right buyer.
I'm gonna disagree on the tape and hoods. Virtually everything on there looks original and the buyer that wants this bike -- and there will be at least one -- will likely want to put their own stylish touches on there. And they're certainly not going to be swayed by faded tape and crispy hoods. Original racks matched to the bike? First gen Cyclone? Heck, it's even got the original dust caps. And sexy-as-hell paint, too. The only thing that seems out of place is the Campy DT cable stop. Gonna fetch a premium exactly as it sits, and I think a so-so redo of the cockpit won't improve on that; may even detract, depending on how it shapes up.

To the OP: I suspect you'll sell it right here, and fairly quickly. Very cool bike.
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Old 11-18-18, 09:32 PM
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Yes, on this forum, you can skip the tape and hoods. Anywhere else, I'd do it.
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Old 11-18-18, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Yes, on this forum, you can skip the tape and hoods. Anywhere else, I'd do it.
Agreed.
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Old 11-19-18, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Fahrenheit531 View Post
I'm gonna disagree on the tape and hoods. Virtually everything on there looks original and the buyer that wants this bike -- and there will be at least one -- will likely want to put their own stylish touches on there. And they're certainly not going to be swayed by faded tape and crispy hoods. Original racks matched to the bike? First gen Cyclone? Heck, it's even got the original dust caps. And sexy-as-hell paint, too. The only thing that seems out of place is the Campy DT cable stop. Gonna fetch a premium exactly as it sits, and I think a so-so redo of the cockpit won't improve on that; may even detract, depending on how it shapes up.

To the OP: I suspect you'll sell it right here, and fairly quickly. Very cool bike.
No offense, but even after fees on Ebay, he'd do better with this bike there.
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Originally Posted by nesteel View Post
No offense, but even after fees on Ebay, he'd do better with this bike there.
Offense taken, sir! Pistols at dawn!

heh. Is it because we're a bunch of cheapskates around here or am I totally misreading this bike?
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Originally Posted by Fahrenheit531 View Post
Offense taken, sir! Pistols at dawn!

heh. Is it because we're a bunch of cheapskates around here or am I totally misreading this bike?
We are, by and large, cheapskates, myself included
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Nice bike. Isn't it a 1981?
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Originally Posted by Pemetic2006 View Post
Nice bike. Isn't it a 1981?
I had the 1981 version of this bike, and it looked exactly like this. My reaction to reading this thread was "they sure didn't change anything."

It got stolen in 1989 when I loaned it to someone in Berkeley to get home after the quake.

I miss that bike. What size is this one?
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
I had the 1981 version of this bike, and it looked exactly like this. My reaction to reading this thread was "they sure didn't change anything."

It got stolen in 1989 when I loaned it to someone in Berkeley to get home after the quake.

I miss that bike. What size is this one?
If it's an 81 the catalog lists a 19.5 inch and a 21 inch as the two smaller sizes. It's one of them but not sure which.
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Old 11-19-18, 10:34 AM
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The head tube looks like mine did, so I think it might be the right size. I had that same color, too.

It was a great bike. The three things that concerned me at the time were (1) no fork low-rider bolt braze-ons, (2) the gearing was a bit high for touring (needed a smaller granny), and (3) the brakes.
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Old 11-19-18, 03:35 PM
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Yea I think by 85 the 1000 would have been spelled out...
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I had one go through my hands and IIRC 500- 600 was the selling price on CL. That was 5 or 6 years ago and it had a complete tear down with all consumables replaced. It did not have bar end shifters or the original saddle. I MAY have spent too much time cleaning this one but it was a good flip. Those days are done.


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Originally Posted by tmh657 View Post
I had one go through my hands and IIRC 500- 600 was the selling price on CL. That was 5 or 6 years ago and it had a complete tear down with all consumables replaced. It did not have bar end shifters or the original saddle. I MAY have spent too much time cleaning this one but it was a good flip. Those days are done.
I miss those days. I remember selling a $5 garage sale Miyata 112 for $300! Now this 1000 would only fetch slightly more than that, sorry to say.
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Thanks

Thanks to all of you for the information and the encouragement. I do have it listed on craigslist for $500 and have had an offer of 350. I will likely hold out for a while.
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