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Old 01-28-15, 02:55 PM
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miyata AFREX

local craigslist had a blurry picture of a "miyata 1000 aluminum" i emailed the guy and he sent me a better photo. The top tube says miyata 1000 but the downtube said alfrex, any idea about this? im assuming it doesnt hold the same value as the classic miyata 1000 steel bikes

ALFREX not afrex

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Can you share said picture with us?
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I believe your looking at an Elevation 1000 mountain bike, not the touring bike.

My poor memory seems to recall 'Alfrex' being a Miyata marketing term.
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Originally Posted by miamijim
I believe your looking at an Elevation 1000 mountain bike, not the touring bike.
Not necessarily, it seems there was a road version. Maybe a touring version as well?

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Originally Posted by devinfan
Not necessarily, it seems there was a road version. Maybe a touring version as well?
I believe 'Alfrex' means 'aluminum frame' or 'aluminum bonded frame'. Back in the day there was a steel framed 1000 model touring bike and bonded Elevation 1000 mountain bike. 'Alfrex' was/is a foreign market designation that's still used today.
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Originally Posted by miamijim
I believe 'Alfrex' means 'aluminum frame' or 'aluminum bonded frame'. Back in the day there was a steel framed 1000 model touring bike and bonded Elevation 1000 mountain bike. 'Alfrex' was/is a foreign market designation that's still used today.
I think you've got it. All the examples I can find are aluminum.
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