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    Miyata info please

    00c0c_h1Nbckd93rg_600x450.jpg Can someone identify this Miyata. Seller off craigslist said it was a '70s 12 speed road bike. This is the only pic there is. They want $150 and says its been kept inside. Any help would be great as I would not want to pass up a good deal. I hope it was a higher end bike for its day.
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    It could be an 80's Miyata 310 perhaps?

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    Looks well kept. Someone should be able to ID that downtube sticker. I'd say buy it at $150.
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    I think bike_forever is right, 1984 310. Good deal at $150

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian3069 View Post
    I think bike_forever is right, 1984 310. Good deal at $150
    Was the 310 a racer or road bike? I'm curious as I want a good zippy steel ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OdieInAz View Post
    Was the 310 a racer or road bike? I'm curious as I want a good zippy steel ride.
    Now you know the number, this is easy:
    Miyata 310 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Miyata catalogue calls it semi pro, so its light and zippy but not as light as a team bike. Fine for a fun ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesRL View Post
    Now you know the number, this is easy:
    Miyata 310 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Miyata catalogue calls it semi pro, so its light and zippy but not as light as a team bike. Fine for a fun ride.
    . I dug a little deeper ,and if it is older than an '84, then the forks are hi-tensil steel. That would be the only bad thing I can find. I can get a look at it today after work. Thanks for the replies so far everyone..

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    It looks to be an '84 and it does have hi-ten forks, but I personally don't think that's a big deal. It is a nice sporty bike. Good build quality as most Miyatas were along with shimano 105 components according to the catalog.

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    BTW, catalog says 25 lbs for the 23" frame, not too shabby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OdieInAz View Post
    Was the 310 a racer or road bike? I'm curious as I want a good zippy steel ride.
    That bike looks like a very nice deal for $150.

    But, if you want something "zippier", you need to increase your budget. At the $250 price point and above, you will get something a lot better and "zippier", better components, better frame materials, much lighter in weight, etc.

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    I sold one of these to a friend's friend for a deal at $125.00! He is over the moon with it! $150.00 is a good price!

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    so, did you end up getting it?

    even if it is hi-ten, still worth $150 in my book. assuming its in as good as condition irl as it shows in the pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OdieInAz View Post
    Was the 310 a racer or road bike? I'm curious as I want a good zippy steel ride.
    if it came w/ reflectors on it then it was made for the general public to ride on streets in traffic not professional racing..

    looks decent enough for the cash.
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    $150 is a good price. I recently sold an '86 in very good condition for $230.
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