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Gold 1980's Miyata - 1024 steel - value?

Old 04-09-19, 07:03 PM
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Gold 1980's Miyata - 1024 steel - value?

I love springtime on Craigslist - lots of new and interesting bike offerings pop-up. I don't know much about Miyata's. Here's a pic below. Looks like a '1024' sticker on the seat tube and the fork. "Miyata Cycle' on the down tube.

Can you provide an approx. value?

Thanks.





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Can you provide an approx. value?
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Old 04-09-19, 07:50 PM
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Rusty chain, indicating a likely need for full overhaul, new tires, low grade hitensile 2040 frame. $50-$60 fmv as shown.
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Rusty chain, indicating a likely need for full overhaul, new tires, low grade hitensile 2040 frame. $50-$60 fmv as shown.
Thanks. The gold color caught my eye and I though it might be something more than it is - he wants $25 - I'm going to pass.
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FYI, while it may be hi-tensile steel, it should be double butted. This was common on lot of lower mid-range models in the late 1970s.
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Old 04-10-19, 06:00 AM
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Thanks. The gold color caught my eye and I though it might be something more than it is - he wants $25 - I'm going to pass.
For $25 I'd be all over that. Put $50 into it, and flip it for $200. At least in my area (NNJ)..

From the little I know about Miyatas, they did not combine down-tube shifters with hi-ten frames. This should be their Cr-Mo frame. Not a bottom rung bike.

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Old 04-10-19, 08:46 AM
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For $25 I'd be all over that. Put $50 into it, and flip it for $200. At least in my area (NNJ)..

From the little I know about Miyatas, they did not combine down-tube shifters with hi-ten frames. This should be their Cr-Mo frame. Not a bottom rung bike.
Yes - if I was a flipper it would be a candidate. And, I'm trying to not become a 'collector' - 6 bike so far. If I'm going to add any more I want them to be special or an upgrade to one I already have.
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This bike should make a nice rider and would be a good candiidate for someone looking for a beginners project bike. The price is fair I would put it at $75 as presented. I don't really see this one as good flipper and as said it really isn't nice or interesting enough to add to a collection
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If I were a flipper, it would be a candidate. And, I'm trying to not become a 'collector' - 6 bike so far. If I'm going to add any more I want them to be special or an upgrade to one I already have.
I totally understand that. But ... flipping a bike like this might add some cash to your pocket so you can "upgrade" your stable. Works for me...
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