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1985 Miyata-Pro

Old 06-18-13, 07:08 PM
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1985 Miyata-Pro

Serial # MU58681 I'm the second owner and purchased it in the early 90's. It's usually on the road 3-5 times a year with shop maint every other year.

I have a pic of the full bike but it was too big to load here.

You guys know more than I do, what do you think I can sell it for?
Thanks,
Rob



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Old 06-18-13, 11:50 PM
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That looks like the pro model from 1986. I really like the ketchup and mustard paint scheme, and the components look good. I think you might be able to get $300 to $400 for that bike.
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Old 06-19-13, 04:58 AM
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Thank you..I appreciate the feedback.
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Old 06-19-13, 07:21 AM
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I paid a bit over $300 for mine though it has some wear and parts changed out. A higher end Miyata like that is a fairly rare bird, at least here, and it was my size so I didn't mind stepping up, but the bike sat on CL for a while at that price . I kinda think yours is an '85 as my '86's original stuff is Suntour Sprint. Condition on yours looks great, which is a big plus, as is the Superbe Pro gear, friction or not.

However I am skeptical you would do very well with that bike in a small market in Indiana. Miyata is a much better known name on the W coast apparently, probably due to distribution, and what might be a $400+ bike in LA or SF might be $300-400 in Chicago and less in your market. If you are ready to sell it and want to maximize your price, try to market it to Indianapolis and maybe Chicago if transport can be worked out.
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Old 06-19-13, 07:35 AM
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It's a 1985 model, manufactured during weeks 41-42 of 1984, 100% positive.
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Old 06-19-13, 07:37 AM
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Just hang onto it until the wealthy Catholic students flock back to town, from all those west coast and east coast urban areas in about 6-7 weeks! Advertise it as a bar and tailgate bike!


They'll be reaching for the wallet to buy that bike as they exit their BMWs and Jeeps.

In Ann Arbor, the wealthy sorority girls from Long Island, definitely not Catholic, have daddy ship their BMW, Jeep, and Lexus on portable parking lots, so they can fly-in.
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Old 06-19-13, 07:41 AM
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Thanks everyone!

I knew being in the smaller market would be bad for this type of bike. I will try to CL it in the area first and then move to (like you mentioned) Chicago or Indy. We travel to Chicago alot and I have family in Indy area so the trip could serve as a dual purpose.
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oddjob2 - You pegged the area and type pretty well!
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I think this is the full pic? Looking good!

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When you get ready to sell, remove all the triathlon stuff. Buyers have no imagination. Is that fork a replacement? If so, that is a value killer (collector interest goes away, replaced with questions on what happened to original fork (crash). Newbs in general do not recognize this issue.

Per catalog, 1985 came with a chrome fork.

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oddjob2 - You pegged the area and type pretty well!

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Yes, that is the full bike pic.

wrk101: Yes, those are the original forks. I have saved a pic of one side in the original post. Thanks for the helpful information!
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Yes, that is the full bike pic.

wrk101: Yes, those are the original forks. I have saved a pic of one side in the original post. Thanks for the helpful information!
In that case, value is definitely there. Pic looked like a black fork.
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