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Value for '86 Miyata Terra Runner

Old 02-09-19, 09:47 AM
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Value for '86 Miyata Terra Runner

I've got a 1986 Miyata Terra Runner in fairly good condition that I plan on selling soon. I bought the bike new and it has always been stored out of the weather. There are some scratches on the frame, but no rust. Everything is original except for the tires & tubes, the chain, and the saddle. In 2016, all bearings were replaced and lubed with water resistant grease. The bike has a little over 700 miles on it since then. Standover height is about 32 1/2". Can anyone help me out with a value on this bike?






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Old 02-09-19, 11:26 AM
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$200-250 here but possibly less in florida. Really nice frame and parts, but definitely not on the same level as some of the better known stuff.
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Old 02-09-19, 12:21 PM
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It's a great looking bike and certainly a classic from the early days of the mountain bike boom. BUT.......you gotta find the guy with a long inseam who's willing to buy a 13" black and white portable TV because he had one as a kid. That bike on CL in this part of Ohio would struggle to pull $100.00. Again, it's not that there's anything wrong with the bike, it's a nice one; it's just that there's so much more out there for very little money on the used market. I assume the poster above ^ means Canadian dollars and not USD.

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Old 02-09-19, 12:37 PM
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That bike is a great starting point for a tall person wanting to create a "do most everything" sort of bike. To that sort, the frame is probably worth $100.00. By switching up the components to newer, lighter versions you could have a very respectable commuter, tourer, light trail, etc., etc.

Ask $200.00 and see what happens. Tout the Miyata pedigree and triple butted frame with cro-mo forks, cantis, etc.
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Old 02-09-19, 12:52 PM
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I love old mountain bikes. $200-$250 is about right for this bike.That's on the high side for an old MTB but this is in good mechanical and cosmetic shape and it has fairly new tires. I'd write a good ad and stick to my price.
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Old 02-09-19, 03:02 PM
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I would say in this market, which there is no end in sight of when it comes to average shop to mid production type bikes, lucky to get $100-150. And too new (85+) for Bullmoose and Biplane, too old for any of the custom and anno parts of the late eighties to early 90's.
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Old 02-09-19, 10:09 PM
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I would actually say higher than the above prices on this one. Mainly because it looks to have a full XC II group with signature crank and silly valuable XC 3rd type pedals worth about $125 -150 for the crank set and pedals. So I would put the value on the whole bike at $250-300 which it won't sell for so your looking at either parting it out or keeping it, Myswelf I would just keep this one really great looking and riding bike about as good as it gets for a strait bar hard frame bike.
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Old 02-10-19, 08:25 AM
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Thanks all for the replies. I'll put it on Craigslist for $250 and see what happens.
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Old 02-10-19, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
I would actually say higher than the above prices on this one. Mainly because it looks to have a full XC II group with signature crank and silly valuable XC 3rd type pedals worth about $125 -150 for the crank set and pedals. So I would put the value on the whole bike at $250-300 which it won't sell for so your looking at either parting it out or keeping it, Myswelf I would just keep this one really great looking and riding bike about as good as it gets for a strait bar hard frame bike.
Agreed but the OP will likely have to part the bike out to realize these prices.
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Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
I would actually say higher than the above prices on this one. Mainly because it looks to have a full XC II group with signature crank and silly valuable XC 3rd type pedals worth about $125 -150 for the crank set and pedals. So I would put the value on the whole bike at $250-300 which it won't sell for so your looking at either parting it out or keeping it, Myswelf I would just keep this one really great looking and riding bike about as good as it gets for a strait bar hard frame bike.
uhhh.. that's XC Sport and those pedals are not XC pedals.

That is a nice looking bike from the early-mid 80s but unfortunately has only mid-range components and almost zero collectability. If you emphasize the work done and usability, as well as how clean it looks, you might get 250 but in most markets there are plenty of mid-range rigid 26 bikes.

Please raise the saddle up though, even if it's just for the pics to sell it
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uhhh.. that's XC Sport and those pedals are not XC pedals.

That is a nice looking bike from the early-mid 80s but unfortunately has only mid-range components and almost zero collectability. If you emphasize the work done and usability, as well as how clean it looks, you might get 250 but in most markets there are plenty of mid-range rigid 26 bikes.

Please raise the saddle up though, even if it's just for the pics to sell it
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And parting out is a ton of time and PITA dealing with window shoppers, lowballers etc. Multiple sells = multiple buyers and shipping.

That's why only high end stuff is where you can really stand your ground (or maybe ebay lol) as you know you would keep it compared to whatever else you have or had, as it's that good. Good luck to OP but it's just tough out there.
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Old 02-12-19, 02:03 AM
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I would thin a tough sell at$200 or higher in flat FL, which is also a weak vintage market. $150-$175 tops.
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Old 03-15-19, 10:28 PM
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I will agree that there are a ton of mountaiin bikes out there on the market.

There aren't too many that are as well built as this one though.

Consider:
Triple butted lugged Cro mo frame with forged dropouts with adjusters
Beautiful Suntour thumbies Possibly the best ever made,
Beautiful and rare Cranks and pedals , etc etc.

Do some homework on the components then sell to its strengths. This bike is a vintage jewel and worth every penny of $200 -250.

I just built one up from a bare frame for the Silicon Valley Bike Exchange and I think we priced it too low at $250 .

This is a bike you will be able to pass on to your grand kids someday and they will love it too.
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Old 03-18-19, 07:27 AM
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The right buyer showed up a few weeks ago. He looked the bike over, took it for a test ride and offered me $240. We were both happy with that deal.
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