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Old 07-18-12, 07:45 PM
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Miyata

Miyata 914, year unknown:

Shimano Dura-Ace crank-set, front & rear derailleurs, shift levers & head-set.
Shimano 600 brake levers, original brakes.
Quality hand-built 700c Velocity Aerohead wheel-set w/ Shimano hubs.
New Michelin Orium tires.

Any ideas on worth, assuming medium condition?
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Old 07-18-12, 07:50 PM
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Unfortunately, it's not worth anything. I'll take it off your hands, to help you recycle.

That being said... It's at least a 1989 model - as '88 and prior they were only 12 speed, and thus were called "912" ... They're a fantastic bike with a fantastic, responsive frame. If it's in medium condition, depending on your market it could easily fetch $500 or more.

If I found one in my size, even if it needed a tune-up I'd personally pay $600 for it. I miss mine SO bad (crashed it in 1990 - it was destroyed.)
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Old 07-18-12, 08:57 PM
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I'd think $500 is probably a bit on the high side. I picked my '86 912 for $150. You could easily get twice that depending on where you're trying to sell.
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Old 07-18-12, 09:34 PM
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You say 600 Ultegra levers (tri-color), but Dura Ace brake calipers?

In our neck of the woods one like yours would get $400 - $450 pretty easily.

Originally Posted by AlbertaBeef View Post
... If I found one in my size, even if it needed a tune-up I'd personally pay $600 for it. I miss mine SO bad (crashed it in 1990 - it was destroyed.)
Beef,

What size are you looking for? There's someone in Boulder (1 hr. away from me) who has this, but it might be too small:

https://boulder.craigslist.org/bik/3098220473.html

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Old 07-18-12, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by oldskoolwrench View Post
Beef,

What size are you looking for? There's someone in Boulder (1 hr. away from me) who has this, but it might be too small:

https://boulder.craigslist.org/bik/3098220473.html

I typically ride about a 24" / 60cm frame... so it's way too small, LOL. I'm personally looking for two bikes my size: A miyata 912/914 (or higher) and a pre-Trek Lemond Zurich (or higher) with the 853 frameset.

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Old 07-18-12, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by arimajol View Post
I'd think $500 is probably a bit on the high side. I picked my '86 912 for $150. You could easily get twice that depending on where you're trying to sell.
Looking around I think you're right, depending on WHERE you are. In my neck of the woods people have a tendency to price Miyata's pretty high, and get it. I recently saw a full-600 group 912 that needed new tires, full tune-up and all cables/housings replaced go for $350... For a 600/Dura-Ace combo it would certainly fetch more - at least where I am.
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Old 07-18-12, 10:18 PM
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Around here that bike would definitely be worth $300, maybe $400. But not $500.
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Originally Posted by FastJake View Post
Around here that bike would definitely be worth $300, maybe $400. But not $500.
+1 I sold one just about the same, 600 group for $350. For $500 I would want an 8 speed 600 tri-color brifter setup.
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Originally Posted by tmh657 View Post
+1 I sold one just about the same, 600 group for $350. For $500 I would want an 8 speed 600 tri-color brifter setup.
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Thanks for all the feedback!
It's priced about right, somewhat locally, at the lower end of the ranges listed above.
Whenever I see Dura-Ace on a bike, I think of the very high prices that individual components seem to sell for.

My wife will likely shoot me if I bring another bike home, though!
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