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Old 02-15-10, 06:32 AM
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Miyata 1000 decals?

Does anyone have these premade, ready to buy? I just had someone who wanted me to ship a bike from CL, tell me it was too rusty. They then proceeded to show me an ad with a bike asking $200 more.. without....bar end shifters...New SKS fenders...Brooks leather wrap...triple bottle mounts...koolstop shoes...etc etc... I think
I need to paint this thing if I have any hopes of selling it. Maybe powdercoat?,,,,BD

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Old 02-15-10, 07:08 AM
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JR might not have it listed on his site, so email him. He's good. REAL good.
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Old 02-15-10, 07:23 AM
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quick piece of advice: don't paint it.
this is a slow time of the year for selling bikes, so wait it out. this bike is a beauty az it is and will sell for a fair price in the warm months.

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Old 02-15-10, 08:05 AM
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I would be interested in the frame fork and headset as is. PM me if you are interested. I also have lots of nice stuff to trade.
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It has been my experience that the Miyata 1000 Touring bike is very sought after. It surprises me that yours would be difficult to sell. It must be very cosmetically challenged. The last two Miyata 1000 bikes I sold went for roughly $600.00 US each. Good luck with the bike. It is something special in my opinion.
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Old 02-15-10, 08:14 AM
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The guys a idiot. At the price you are selling it for you are giving it away. Hold on to it unless its the bike or rent, as it will pull more money soon.
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Old 02-15-10, 09:00 AM
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What rust? That bikes looks gorgeous... and I would buy it as-is... maybe fix the rack so it was level I agree about not painting it. Maybe touch-up the rusty spots.
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Old 02-15-10, 04:50 PM
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Well, it's not without it's problems, but it's not in such a state that it's in danger of collapsing if ridden. It has a few cosmetic issues, but I would imagine the cheaper price
plus the extras would have got it sold by now. I loved the idea of having one of them, and it fits me, but it's just not my cup of tea. I have a Univega GT about the same
year model, but double butted tubing instead of spline triple butted. It just plain rides smoother. It must be the loading of the bike that makes the difference, and these
ride stiffer when not loaded?,,,,BD





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Might be cheaper to keep her. But in all honesty keep it around and post it once a month or so, The right person will come around or put it at a buy it now or best offer on the auction site.
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Old 02-16-10, 06:06 AM
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Funny! I am the guy that didn't want the bike because there was too much rust. I chose to save my $650 (with shipping) to put towards a bike with less rust on the frame, don't think making that choice makes me an "idiot". Just because I don't want it doesn't mean somebody else won't. I admit there are many nice things about the bike included in the deal but when I purchase a C&V bike I look for condition of frame and fork first, all that other stuff is secondary to me. I believe this Miyata 1000 is still a valuable bike to someone without painting it but maybe not for your asking price. I would try ebay and open it up to a larger market. These bikes have a serious following you just need to get it in front of someone that is the right fit. Good luck with the sale.
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Too rusty for that price range. I would treat the spots with a rust converter and touch up. If there is more, I would do the oxalic bath, followed by rust converter and touch up paint. I would not repaint. Won't get the money back out of a repaint, and overall, the paint looks pretty good. I'm guessing that bike spent some time on a trainer.

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Old 02-16-10, 07:03 AM
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I'd spot treat the rust and touch up as needed. Ebay it in a few months. CL buyers kill me sometimes, they're shopping on CL for a deal while expecting 'mint' OEM condition items.

A dime is worth a dime and dollar is worth a dollar but dont offer me a dime for the dollar.
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Old 02-16-10, 07:04 AM
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Yeah... That's why I was going to paint it?,,,,,BD

I was trying to sell it locally, and you were the one who contacted me from out of state. Don't blame the shipping
on me. I was honest about the condition which is not all that bad considering. If you weren't looking to spend the money,
you wouldn't have contacted me, right? My asking price is reasonable, and I wasn't going to change it so you can save the
money on shipping. If the $700 bike is local, buy it. Then spend another $200-$250 on the extras. You could have a really nice bike
for a little over $600(I think I remember offering to eat the packing fee?) paint it, and still be into it for less than that. It would
be about the same. The bike was like this when I got it, so there wasn't much I could do.

The funny thing is Miyata bragged about the painstaking process they went through to paint these bikes.
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It's cool....I am not blaming you for anything or criticizing the deal or the bike for someone else. Just not the one for me. I was just offering some insight, take it for what it is, my opinion....everyone's got one!
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Old 02-16-10, 05:49 PM
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We all have insight too, lol. But anyway.. Back to the decals? Hopefully in vinyl?,,,,BD
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Miyata 1000 decals

Bikedued, I have the Miyata 1000 decal set at my website VeloCals.com
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Old 02-17-10, 06:51 AM
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Where's the splined triple butted upper DT , and fork decals?,,,,BD

Nice price though!
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I have the same model and it's not the splined triple butted tubing. Just triple butted. Not to say that Splineless is less though.
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I just this week sold an '84 1000 on Ebay. It didn't have any rust problems, but lots of paint chips in the usual spots, especially at the rack/stay intersection. I spot touched everything as carefully as I could and it came out pretty nice. It didn't sell for as much as I'd hoped (450 was the highest bid, but then sold 2nd Chance to meet my 500 reserve), but maybe that's in part to it still being early in the season? Not sure. Anyway, I'd be hesitant to get so involved with powdercoating and repro decals on yours unless you really feel like working on it as a project for the next month and a half.

Me, I'm happy to have mine out of here so I can get to work on my own bikes again!
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Sold it today... Exactly as it sat.. Price was low enough to make me cry, but I broke even on the amount spent on the bike refurbished and traded for it. Oh well, on to bigger and better things.,,,,BD
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I kept the Swift... I'm not a complete idiot, lol..,,,,BD
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Originally Posted by frpax View Post
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JR might not have it listed on his site, so email him. He's good. REAL good.
In my experience, emails to velocals.com are not replied to. I found what I needed for my Fuji on Ebay.

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