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Old 05-23-12, 12:40 PM   #1
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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

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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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Old 05-23-12, 01:08 PM   #2
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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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Old 05-23-12, 01:39 PM   #3
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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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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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Old 06-21-12, 10:26 PM   #6
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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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Old 06-21-12, 10:30 PM   #7
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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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