I picked up 2 bikes this weekend, one of them being a Miyata 310. Has the Golden arrow 105 group on it. But the bike has definitely seen its fair share of use. Its dirty, the frame has wear and tear on the paint. The decals are barely legible due to them being scraped off in certain areas.
I'm torn between cleaning her up as best I can, polishing up the components and calling it a day, sending the frame to get powdercoated, or even just doing a nice clean satin black spray paint job on it and just riding it.
Is it worth it to really invest THAT much time/money in a low to mid level vintage bike ?
I totally understand if it was a rare, high end bike that needed the same kind of work. Restoring it to original specs would be worth it at the end.
I really don't know what to do. I recently picked up a Univega Gran Record that is in almost 9.5/10 condition. I was going to use it for commuting to work (locking it up outside, etc) but its WAY too nice of a condition in my eyes to use it for that now. So then came the Miyata......