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    1981 Miyata 912

    I found a Craigslist ad for this 1981 Miyata 912 with Arabesque Shimano 600 groupset. He is asking $475. What is it really worth? Here's the CL link: http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/bik/3030251639.html

    Specs:
    Frame- Tange Champion Double Butted Cro-Moly
    Fork- Miyata 1024 High Tensile Steel
    Seat- Ariake 77CP-DX (original Miyata padded seat)
    Seat Post- SR Custom P5 Alloy
    Brake Levers- Shimano 600 EX
    Brake Calipers- Shimano 600 EX
    Head Set- Shimano 600 EX
    Handlebars- SR CTD Alloy
    Stem- SR Royal II
    Cassette- Shimano 600 EX
    Chain- Shimano 600 UG
    Crankset- Shimano 600 EX
    Pedals- MKS Silvan Road Alloy
    Shifters- Shimano 600 EX
    Front Derailleur- Shimano 600 EX
    Rear Derailleur- Shimano 600 EX
    Rims- Araya 20a 700c
    Hubs- Shimano 600 EX

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    Silly price, $200 too high. The 912 got a lot better through the decade, 1981 was on the basic side (for such a high end bike).

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    It's in really great condition and the Arabesque is cool, but the frame just doesn't make for a $500 bike.

    I'd say $300, $350 max.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    Silly price, $200 too high. The 912 got a lot better through the decade, 1981 was on the basic side (for such a high end bike).
    Nice bike, nice color. In my high priced area I'd try to get $275.
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    Really nice looking and the color is cool but as mentioned WAY too much. For that price you could get a Miyata 916 with 8 speed brifters, IMO.

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    I just picked up an '81 Miyata 912 for $240 that's in pretty slick shape. Paint's a bit rough, but rides very well.

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    It has a compelling back story, but it's still not worth than $250 max. Nice try by the seller....

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