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Old 07-09-09, 10:39 AM
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Miyata Grand Touring vs 1000

I found this auction and was wondering if the seller is accurate that this pre-dates the 1000 or if it's just a marketing technique. I'm not going to buy it so this isn't an "is it worth it" thread, I'm just wondering what the Grand Touring is all about.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ayphotohosting
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From my experience, this looks to be correct. The Gran Touring just predated the 1000. My sister just sold a Gran Touring that was, I think, an 81 or 82.
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According to the Miyata catalogs at http://www.miyatacatalogs.com/2007/1...alog-1981.html, which go back to 1981, the 1000 and the 610 were part of the "grand touring series." I have no idea what the designation was before that point.

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I saw the catalog on that sight. It definitely looks more like the 1000 than the 610 but there are differences.
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I think the key is that the bike in question is the "Gran Touring," not "Grand Touring."
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He's had it listed on CL for a month now @ $500. I just checked and it is still on there, too.

http://www.jaxed.com/cgi-bin/mash.cg...mit=++++go++++
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Originally Posted by RFC View Post
I think the key is that the bike in question is the "Gran Touring," not "Grand Touring."
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I had never heard of jaxed before. That's a cool site.
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Just listed...

I just listed a Miyata 1000 Grand Touring for sale on Ebay and it looks much like the one pictured, color aside. Great bike, I might add. I had another one years ago that was a perfect fit and still cannot understand why I sold it. My son, incidentally, has a very nice Miyata 1000 that he is looking to trade or sell outright. If interested, let me know and I will hook you up.
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I was just curious of the relationship between Gran Touring and 1000. I'm not looking to buy one. On a side note, I just subscribed to your site a couple of hours ago. Hopefully my info activates soon.
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The Miyata Gran Touring is the late 1970s predecessor to the Miyata 1000. It's very similar to the very early 1980's model 1000. Miyata simply made a change from model names to model numbers, circa 1980.
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