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Came up on this vintage Miyata - What do I do with it?

Old 03-08-13, 02:36 PM
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Came up on this vintage Miyata - What do I do with it?

A few months ago my mom's friend was cleaning out her storage unit and gave me a bike. I've been told it's a Koga Miyata 1974 Women's Touring Bike. But I'm having a lot of difficulty researching this particular model.

It seems to have all original parts except the handlebars, which are Raleigh. It's in excellent condition, considering how old it is.

The front metal decal reads "Miyata Made in Japan" Serial number C262986.

The frame is far too heavy for me. I'm moving to a big city and will need to get it on and off public transit regularly. And while I just love this bike, I should get something lighter. I'm looking to sell it, and was wondering how much something like this is worth. Or what it is, exactly.

I'm taking it down to a bike shop, but rather then run around to a bunch of them I really want to get a second internet opinion before I go. The bike in question is the green one in front.

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Old 03-08-13, 06:36 PM
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I'd say $200 - 300, but that's just a guess; you might try reposting in C&V 'what's it worth'?

Good luck!
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Looks like a Miyata, but not a Koga Miyata. It also looks to me to be near the lowest of the Miyata line for whatever year it is. IMO, if someone offered $50 I would take it. Perhaps someone would pay more, but finding that person might take some time. Keep whatever you want to use on your new bike, like the fenders, baskets, and rack if you want it.

This should actually be posted in the appraisals forum though.
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