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Miyata 1000

Old 06-19-22, 07:11 AM
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Miyata 1000

Is this one a 1988 model?
Any idea of the value?




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Old 06-19-22, 01:30 PM
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Nice bike. I've looked for one of these for the longest time but Miyatas just don't pop up in central IA.
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Looks like a 1988 based on the color and equipment.
https://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/Miyat...logue%2088.pdf
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Old 06-19-22, 04:14 PM
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This one is pretty stock.
It is another one, large size on Facebook for a few weeks with a asking price of 400$. But only one picture and I cannot see too much there
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Locally the ask for these is close to $1000 Canadian pesos. You would have to reeeeeaaally want one.
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Gorgeous bike. I don't know for value... but I bet someone is for sure willing to drop a G on it.
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Thanks for all replies.
I was also thinking somewhere close to 1,000.
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In my area (which I think is a stronger market than yours) the market for these with good photos, ride-able, with a good add/seller, is around 500ish USD in nice shape (and that is). I sold a Koga Miyata - which is definitely worth a premium over a 1000, with tubus racks, brooks, Nitto bits, and honjos...for not much over 1,000, and it was not a fast sale.

I'd be very surprised if someone drops a g on it.

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Old 06-28-22, 07:33 AM
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Wow that's a really nice one! I had a Miyata Triple-Cross a couple of decades ago. If yo can find the right buyer, you might get significantly north of $1K for it. That would mean time and effort, though (EBay pack and ship).
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I would not pay $1k CDN for a Miyata 1000, let alone in Euro or USD. Even if it was in perfect unridden condition. To use a car anology, I'd love to own a BMW 3.0CSl and once upon a time (30 years ago) I could have bought one affordably. As a collectible item now, forget it. There are way too many nice cars which can be had for far less.

The Miyata 1000 is like this, a status symbol. I ride an old $75 Hard Tail Kuwahara with an oversized milk crate on the back. I'm not concerned about status appearance. I can buy several nice, newer bikes for $1k.
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One thing to bear in mind is the increasing demand for touring bikes, bike camping, etc. This frame can do all of that, and to purchase a comparable frame new is going to cost at least a grand. There might be some cheaper, but $1K is about the threshold for quality steel.
If I were marketing it, that's what I'd point out.
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Originally Posted by prairiepedaler View Post
I would not pay $1k CDN for a Miyata 1000,...
No?

I ride an old $75 Hard Tail Kuwahara with an oversized milk crate on the back.
Understood. Thanks for your opinion.
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Old 06-28-22, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post
One thing to bear in mind is the increasing demand for touring bikes, bike camping, etc. This frame can do all of that, and to purchase a comparable frame new is going to cost at least a grand. There might be some cheaper, but $1K is about the threshold for quality steel.
If I were marketing it, that's what I'd point out.
If there is increasing demand then I would imagine more manufacturers will meet that demand to a point. A couple years old Fuji Touring w/ reynolds 520 can be had as an entire bike for under $1k and new ones not much more. It is no slouch! The Miyata 1000 is decades old already and it's tire size limited. I've wrecked 3 old steel frames in the last decade, while light hauling on pavement. Glad that didn't happen on tour. I'd take a rocky mountain sherpa 30 any day. If I found a Miyata 1000 at a yard sale for what I bought my Kuwahara for, I'd buy it. Sure, why not! But not for $1k. And if I were planning a tour I wouldn't use it for that journey. Many will defend the Miyata 1000 like it is their wife or kid sister but I don't buy the lore.
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Old 06-29-22, 06:10 AM
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Everything is subjective. Having said that, I think many here would favor a Miyata 1000 over a Fuji 520. And perhaps some would take the opposite view. If you like lugs, then there's no comparison. My experience with Miyata has been extremely positive and while I haven't owned a 1000 I have no doubt it is all it is said to be.

There will always be those who swear by a brand or by a particular model and sometimes those take on mythical proportions. Bridgestone is one example, especially the bikes constructed during the Grant Petersen days.

If someone is convinced they need a Miyata 1000 and one comes available in their size in good condition, $1,000.00 isn't a lot of money to them.
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I'd put this one at 50% more than a Raleigh Portage. Better components, much better frame, made in Japan. If it were a later LT model, I'd put the value at double the Portage.

As far as performance for the price, hard to beat a used LHT Disc right now IMHO.

I've seen a general trend down on vintage touring bikes.
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$400-$1000 depending on buyer. High quality mid 80’s tourers run the gambit of value.
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