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Old 04-11-20, 10:02 PM
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Found an old Miyata bike

Could anyone help me with finding out info on this bicycle serial # 66470, this website says I can’t post pictures for some reason. It looks to be from the 50s or 60s and has a headlight that runs off of the energy from the front tire spinning. but I can’t find no info at all on it.

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Old 04-11-20, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Gibsonm644 View Post
Could anyone help me with finding out info on this bicycle serial # 66470, this website says I can’t post pictures for some reason. It looks to be from the 50s or 60s and has a headlight that runs off of the energy from the front tire spinning. but I can’t find no info at all on it.
Welcome aboard, glad you found us.

You need 10 posts for pics over 2 days.

I would encourage you not to share personal info here as it is a public forum.

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Old Miyata

Thank you , and my apologies.
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Miyata Bikes from 60s

Iím a newbie here guys ! Iím Curious weíre would I find info on a Miyata from the 60s I believe? I have the serial # , but canít find any books or past info on one this old. Any help would be helpful !!!

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Thank you , and my apologies.
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Tx, no worries, we're happy to help.

With the pic assist and s/n you provided the experts should be along to help.
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Based on the serial number the subject bicycle is 1960, which does not seem unreasonable. However, due to the major rust issues and fact that it is a ladies' 3 speed, I see negligible value, despite it being a pre-boom model from a well respected marque.
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I'll agree with what T-Mar said about neglible value and rust. For myself, personally, I struggled to see any parts of any value, except maybe, possibly the handlebar grips if they weren't dry rotted or cracked.
The bike is in such poor condition, that I, personally, would suffer no anguish throwing in the scrap metal recycling dumpster, or leaving it on the curb with a "free" sign and hoping that someone would pick it up (probably a scrap metal guy).
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Maybe drill off the head badge, just as a memento.
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Get a 4' piece of #6 rebar. Weld it perpendicular on the down tubes. Paint it purple. Take it out in the front yard and drive it into the ground. Plant a grape vine on it. Yard Art!!!! Put a $100 for sale sign on it.
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Yeah, miyata's are nice.

Too bad it's not really a desirable model. Scrap it save the head badge- too bad that is damaged.

That is the collectable "Rodan" head badge. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodan
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Old 04-18-20, 07:17 PM
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^^^^^ OMG that IS Rodan! Who knew? Definitely save that.
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