DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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Originally Posted by USAZorro
I'm pretty sure that has the triple-butted tubing. It's a bit on the heavy side, but one of the most stable bikes there is. $200.00 may be a bit high, but if it's in rideable shape, where are you going to get something better for appreciably less?
In 1984, it was plain gauge cromoly tubing, with high ten steel fork and stays. It also has pretty basic side pull caliper brakes, versus the more desirable (for a touring model anyway) cantilever brakes.
Miyata changed their specs year to year. Some years, this was a pretty good model, other years, such as the 1984, were pretty basic. Steel spokes and five speed are both negatives. Bike came with Suntour ARX which is a plus, pretty decent components.
If it is the mixte style, its worth it. If not, it is overpriced.
For instance, I have a 1987 215ST. It is a pretty good bike IMHO. The 1987 model has the triple butted cromoly tubing and cantilever brakes.
Last edited by wrk101; 02-17-10 at 05:55 PM.