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Old 07-18-12, 07:45 PM
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Miyata

Miyata 914, year unknown:

Shimano Dura-Ace crank-set, front & rear derailleurs, shift levers & head-set.
Shimano 600 brake levers, original brakes.
Quality hand-built 700c Velocity Aerohead wheel-set w/ Shimano hubs.
New Michelin Orium tires.

Any ideas on worth, assuming medium condition?
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Old 07-18-12, 07:50 PM
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Unfortunately, it's not worth anything. I'll take it off your hands, to help you recycle.

That being said... It's at least a 1989 model - as '88 and prior they were only 12 speed, and thus were called "912" ... They're a fantastic bike with a fantastic, responsive frame. If it's in medium condition, depending on your market it could easily fetch $500 or more.

If I found one in my size, even if it needed a tune-up I'd personally pay $600 for it. I miss mine SO bad (crashed it in 1990 - it was destroyed.)
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Old 07-18-12, 08:57 PM
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I'd think $500 is probably a bit on the high side. I picked my '86 912 for $150. You could easily get twice that depending on where you're trying to sell.
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Old 07-18-12, 09:34 PM
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You say 600 Ultegra levers (tri-color), but Dura Ace brake calipers?

In our neck of the woods one like yours would get $400 - $450 pretty easily.

Originally Posted by AlbertaBeef
... If I found one in my size, even if it needed a tune-up I'd personally pay $600 for it. I miss mine SO bad (crashed it in 1990 - it was destroyed.)
Beef,

What size are you looking for? There's someone in Boulder (1 hr. away from me) who has this, but it might be too small:

https://boulder.craigslist.org/bik/3098220473.html

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Originally Posted by oldskoolwrench
Beef,

What size are you looking for? There's someone in Boulder (1 hr. away from me) who has this, but it might be too small:

https://boulder.craigslist.org/bik/3098220473.html

I typically ride about a 24" / 60cm frame... so it's way too small, LOL. I'm personally looking for two bikes my size: A miyata 912/914 (or higher) and a pre-Trek Lemond Zurich (or higher) with the 853 frameset.

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Old 07-18-12, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by arimajol
I'd think $500 is probably a bit on the high side. I picked my '86 912 for $150. You could easily get twice that depending on where you're trying to sell.
Looking around I think you're right, depending on WHERE you are. In my neck of the woods people have a tendency to price Miyata's pretty high, and get it. I recently saw a full-600 group 912 that needed new tires, full tune-up and all cables/housings replaced go for $350... For a 600/Dura-Ace combo it would certainly fetch more - at least where I am.
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Old 07-18-12, 10:18 PM
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Around here that bike would definitely be worth $300, maybe $400. But not $500.
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Originally Posted by FastJake
Around here that bike would definitely be worth $300, maybe $400. But not $500.
+1 I sold one just about the same, 600 group for $350. For $500 I would want an 8 speed 600 tri-color brifter setup.
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Originally Posted by tmh657
+1 I sold one just about the same, 600 group for $350. For $500 I would want an 8 speed 600 tri-color brifter setup.
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Old 07-19-12, 10:31 AM
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Thanks for all the feedback!
It's priced about right, somewhat locally, at the lower end of the ranges listed above.
Whenever I see Dura-Ace on a bike, I think of the very high prices that individual components seem to sell for.

My wife will likely shoot me if I bring another bike home, though!
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