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    Is this Miyata a good deal?

    I'm pretty sure this is a 1984 Miyata 710. Is this a good deal?
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    From craigslist: 58cm Miyata road bike, twelve speed, 700c wheels, aluminum.Mint condition. Awesome for getting around Dgo. 90$
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    this is a awesome deal !! I bet its already sold !!but if its a 1984 it would be steel !!

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    well, here i go to take a look at it...
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    Good Luck !!! and post some pics !!

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    Well, its anything but "mint". So I paid $70.
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    There's a tiny almost invisible dent in the top tube.
    A "new" shimano derailleur
    Lots of paint scratches.
    Its also clearly not a 58cm
    and look at that horrible sticker on the drive side.
    But a really nice bike, given all that.
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    He's a smart seller. He put a pair of pants over the beat-up saddle! What a clown!

    But in truth, for $70, I think it looks pretty darn good. And the 710 is a nice riding, mid-to-top level bike, so ride it well!

    What is up with that driver side sticker anyway?
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    Moved to Appraisals.
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    with a bit of work and some new bar tape you will have a great bike !! have fun taking the sticker off I use a blow dryer and it works well !! nice score over all !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinch1967 View Post
    with a bit of work and some new bar tape you will have a great bike !! have fun taking the sticker off I use a blow dryer and it works well !! nice score over all !!
    Thanks y'all.
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    I was going to ask about sticker removal. I'll try that.
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    A solid deal at $70. Enjoy!

    I will NEVER EVER believe a seller's appraisal on the condition of a used bike. They're wrong about 99.9% of the time, as you've found out. It absolutely must be seen to assess.
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    A steal for vintage steel! Love that contrasting head tube. Enjoy, and post pics of any refurbishments! PS: You may want to check your BB for rust. Those grooved Laprade seatposts, while cool, can direct water right down the seat tube...I found (and corrected) that problem on an old Miyata 610.

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    good deal - I loved my old '81 steel Miyata, and I had the bottom-barrell 110!
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    excellent score
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