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Couple Miayas, wondering how old they are

Old 07-03-11, 09:37 PM
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Couple Miayas, wondering how old they are

Hi! I've got a trifecta of Miayatas, a One Hundred with a CrMo frame, and a pair of TerraRunner-ORs, identical except one is about 2" taller (taller one not pictured, my dad rides it). I'm wondering if you can tell me what year these are from, and what they might be worth (love both and no way I'm looking to sell, just curious). Also, I couldn't find a serial number on the TerraRunner.

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Old 07-03-11, 11:14 PM
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Miyata catalogs

The Terra Runner OR looks to be a 1985.



Your fork appears to be bent forward quite a bit.

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Originally Posted by tugrul View Post
Miyata catalogs

The Terra Runner OR looks to be a 1985.
Ah, thanks!

Your fork appears to be bent forward quite a bit.
Huh, they do look it in the pic, don't they. Not sure if that's an optical illusion from where it's sitting or just a bad pic, but the forks really are straight.

EDIT: thanks for the catalogs link as well, looks like the one hundred is a 1984 model, as '83 had yellow lettering on the logo and red wasn't offered in '85. So thanks again!

Another edit: And if anyone has an idea what they're worth but isn't piping up because it isn't much, you're not going to hurt my feelings. I picked up the pair of Terra Runners for $50, and the One Hundred was free! (as long as I took the Huffy as well, which I then gave to a bum, literally).

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In present condition, none of them are worth much. I would put my time and energy into the 100, as it will have the most value when complete. Fork on that Terra is DEFINITELY bent IMHO, just below the fork crown. Put a straight edge down through the top tube, it is not in line with the stem.
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Sorry for the late reply, been out of town. I'll check the terra out more in the next few days, but I'm pretty sure the fork is just an illusion, because the front wheel is parallel with the side of the building and end of the handlebar leaning on it, but the frame's at an angle so the back wheel was leaning on the building as well. If the fork is bent, can it be fixed (and how), or does it have to be replaced? I'd hate to junk it over that, it's the best trail bike I've ever owned, and I don't think my old man's going to give me back the other one.

I'd planned on doing tires, cables, grip tape, and a seat on the one hundred, and either cleaning up the original pedals or replacing those as well. Anything else you'd suggest doing?
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