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Vintage Miyatas

Old 09-04-10, 02:00 AM
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Vintage Miyatas


Both bikes are in pristine out of the box condition having hung upside down from hooks in my dark, dry and cool basement for 33 years. I just now have brought both of them out into the light of day and a certified bike technician performed a complete checkup and adjustment. He was amazed at their fine condition and had never seen bikes this old in such a perfect like new state.

Here are the two bikes virtually identical specifications as he related them to me following his detailed examination of all the parts.

Frames – 1024 High Tensile Steel
Rims – Ukai Chrome Steel - 25” Bike
Rims – Araya Chrome Steel – 21” Bike
Hubs – Sunshine Steel Bolt-On
Brakes – Dia Comp Center Pull
Front Deraillers – Suntour 7
Rear Deraillers – Suntour 7-GT (Grand Tourer)
Cranks & Chainrings – Miyata Cottered Steel Crank
Handlebars – SR Sakae
Stems – SR Sakae
Saddles – Ariake Padded Vinyl
Tires – 27 lb. High Pressure

Due to personal health issues I am no longer able to ride. So I am writing to solicit ideas on how best to dispose of these two gems. If that is what they really are. I have a felling they may be low end bikes, but in pristine condition for their age

Any and all ideas of there worth in Maryland and the DC area would be appreciated.
Also,where might I find manuals for them?

Bill Whitaker

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Old 09-04-10, 06:26 AM
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Your pic links don't work.

But, bikes made with hi tensile steel, steel wheels, and lower end components, aren't worth much.

Even with low miles and in mint condition they are maybe worth $125ish in my area of the world.

Also, manuals probably aren't going to raise the value of the bikes.
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Low end bikes, put them up on Craigs List locally one at a time. High ten steel bikes with steel rims, Suntour 7 derailleurs, all bottom end stuff. Someone will want the bikes as they are clean. Cosmetics sells bikes. Learn to put full size pictures into your Craigs List ads, less words, fewer opinions, and just some basic sizing info and large pictures is all you need.

+1 Don't waste time locating manuals. You will probably not be able to find them, and +1 it does not affect value anyway.

Cottered crank bikes with specs like the ones above top out around here at about $110. Since you are in DC, you might get lucky and get $150 each.
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