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Old 01-02-10, 08:01 PM
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Miyata 1k

Picked up a miyata 1000 today for a very good deal. what is the going rate for these?

Looks like a 1981 after a quick search. Also looks like it has a few replacement parts: front and rear derailleurs are suntour mountech, gran compe break levers, unidentified stem, specialized hubs. it is in pretty good shape. the previous owner touched up a few scratches. the pictures are after i cleaned it up a bit.

Are the replacement parts any good?

Also check out the vintage speedometer!





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Old 01-02-10, 08:56 PM
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The Mountech components were the first components designed by SunTour for MTB use. Those RDs are notorious for failure. Very interesting to see the RDs being MTB-specific, on a touring bike... The SR-apex crank and the big tooth freewheel are original...
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Old 01-02-10, 09:05 PM
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I have Mountech on my 610. I got it used. Are you sure that is not original? I haven't used mine all that much, but it shifted nicely and never gave me any problems.

I believe that some of the Fuji Touring Series came with Mountech as well.

As for value, I am not the best at that, so someone will certainly chime in. If it were mine, I would conservatively guess somewhere in the $400-600 range, depending on your market. It looks a bit large, so I assume that will slightly affect the value in a negative manner.

I've never heard of the Mountech problem, but just found out about it here. I wonder if this is more of a mountain bike issue than road bike problem.

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Old 01-02-10, 09:13 PM
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I was going by this:
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_whtVpXkKwl...0-h/img014.jpg

maybe some miyatas came with different components than listed in the catalogs?
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Old 01-02-10, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by 3373jones View Post
I was going by this:
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_whtVpXkKwl...0-h/img014.jpg

maybe some miyatas came with different components than listed in the catalogs?

Maybe so. I've had several bikes that didn't match the catalog, but upon discussing it with other people, we came to the conclusion that the catalog was wrong.

Best of luck with your sale. Surely someone will be along to better help you.
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+1 Mountech RD was a problem. It would be easy and not very costly to replace with a similar era Cyclone II. Mountech FD is fine. Stem also needs to be replaced with something more fitting for that era. That's another cheap fix.


Miyata 1000s are highly sought after, XL frame is a downer as to value, still probably $500 to $550 in season around here, in polished up, ready to ride condition. A smaller size (21 or 23 inch) would have more value.

I would remove that cycle computer, it may have some collectable value (I do not know). It will not bring more money to the sale of the bike.

Is that white paint overspray on the forks and computer? May come off with some polishing compound.
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Originally Posted by beech333 View Post
I have Mountech on my 610. I got it used. Are you sure that is not original? I haven't used mine all that much, but it shifted nicely and never gave me any problems.
The Mountech wraps a lot of chain and shifts quite nicely -- as long as you can keep it clean. It was intended for off-road use, though, and that funky sprung upper pulley had a tendency to jam when it got muddy which led to the Mountech's poor reputation. On a touring bike used on paved surfaces it should be fine.
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Old 01-03-10, 10:53 AM
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I think that computer is a gas.
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[QUOTE=3373jones;10217930]Picked up a miyata 1000 today for a very good deal. what is the going rate for these?

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I just love appraisal threads that start this way. does it fit? it loks big like a 63 maybe

Beach333 the catalog was not "wrong" Miyata just changed the spec for some reason. most every bike catalog I ever saw had a disclaimer to effect on one of the last pages.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post

Beach333 the catalog was not "wrong" Miyata just changed the spec for some reason. most every bike catalog I ever saw had a disclaimer to effect on one of the last pages.
Thanks for the clarification.

Now, would it be better to leave the Mountech RD on a bike like this if it were to be sold or should a Cyclone be added?
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your welcome. we often ran into bikes coming out of the box with odd parts. in fact an 'off the rack' bike I bought came with LX brakes and frnt der instead of Exage. not a bad deal.

as for this Miyata I would reall clean and inspect the derailleurs and leave them on. if I was goinf to replace them to sell the bike I would put something newer on. put a flashy low end shimano on it. same the cyclone for yourself or me *he he*
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Old 01-03-10, 12:39 PM
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Thanks for the advice everyone. I'm looking forward to testing out the computer - need to get batteries. I think i'll leave the derailleurs for now.

Is that white paint overspray on the forks and computer? May come off with some polishing compound.
yes and yes. seems to be coming off pretty easily.
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batteries for that? I think you need to check with Thomas Edison *giggle*
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
batteries for that? I think you need to check with Thomas Edison *giggle*
ah, but it takes 2 double AA batteries!!
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My 610 came with Mountechs also.
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I had a 1991 Miyata 1000 LT in the same size or close to it that sold for $660 on eBay about 6 weeks ago. It had newer components and bar-ends, so $500 would be a good estimate for your bike's value. In season it may bring more.
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Originally Posted by that_guy_zach View Post
My 610 came with Mountechs also.
So too my Fuji Touring Series III triple. The Mountechs seem to have come standard on some Touring bikes as well as MTB's.
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