Miyata pulling out of US market?

I was at a bike ride today (I did 36 miles, btw (2 wheels)) and an old friend
told me that Miyata was leaving the US market and that some incredible deals
could be had. I went to the website http://www.miyatausa.com/ and saw nothing
about it. Has anyone else heard this? Brian

RE: Miyata pulling out of US market?

> >Notice there haven’t been any in the bike shops for years.
>
> Actually, Velo Stores here in Seattle carries Miyatas. They have continuously
> carried them for years. They usually have two or three deluxes and one giraffe
> in stock. They can’t stock parts. Their primary customer base is local
> elementary schools.

That’s very cool! But I was referring to Miyata’s main product, bicycles…

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RE: Miyata pulling out of US market?

> I was at a bike ride today (I did 36 miles, btw (2 wheels)) and an old
> friend told me that Miyata was leaving the US market and that some
> incredible deals could be had. I went to the website
> http://www.miyatausa.com/ and saw nothing about
> it. Has anyone else heard this?

Miyata left the US market around 1993 or 94. Notice there haven’t been any in
the bike shops for years. The operation in Salt Lake City is primarily a
warranty parts center, supplying replacement parts for bikes already out there.

Fortunately for us, they are also bringing in the unicycles. Let’s hope they
continue to do so indefinitely…

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RE: Miyata pulling out of US market?

>Notice there haven’t been any in the bike shops for years.

Actually, Velo Stores here in Seattle carries Miyatas. They have continuously
carried them for years. They usually have two or three deluxes and one giraffe
in stock. They can’t stock parts. Their primary customer base is local
elementary schools.

David Maxfield Bainbridge Island, WA