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    what you think of this bike?

    someone is selling it.. I need a bicycle for every day riding... up to 10+ miles a day.. what do you think of this bike?

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    1981 MYATA 310

    A picture says a thousand words. Best fit 5'6" upto 5'10" I took this bicycle down completely and cleaned, polished, lubed, waxed every nut/bolt/part and piecs during reassembly. Everything in perfect as good as new operating condition! All work guaranteed by me!

    This is a 1981 MYATA 310 has spent the last 30 years in cold storage. Derailliers look and operate as new - no noticeable wear. This bicycle was purchased and basically set aside and never ridden. Upgraded from 10 speed to 14 speed. Nickel plated chain and cassette / cog.

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    Give us the price and we'll tell you if it's reasonable. It's a very clean bike and would make a fine commuter bike especially with the rear rack.

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    Well, looks to be in fantastic condition...

    1) What's the price? Hard to determine if it's worth it without.
    2) Does it fit you? The best deal that doesn't fit isn't a deal.

    But, that sure is purty. So clean it squeaks, nice Suntour drivetrain. Winner for sure at the right price:


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    great looking bike. what is the price? anything over 200 might be too much

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    $300

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    way too much... unless you're in a ridiculous market.

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    how much you think i should offer? People seem to ask high prices for there **** around here.... including those damn wal mart bikes..

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    yeah 300 is too much, but damn that thing looks brand new.

    give the seller your sob story and try to get it around $200.

    also, this sometimes works:
    "i have $200 cash and i can come get it right now. you won't have to deal with anyone else but me."

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    lowlux, If it needs nothing to satisfy you, then $250 would be a good price, IMHO.

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    hmm... I might skip.

    Components

    The components used on the 310 varied throughout its several years of production, but certain elements were consistent through.

    * Chromoly tubing was used for the frame. In early years, straight-gauge tubing was used[1], but this was changed to double-butted tubing for the 1982 model year. [2]. Starting in 1985, and lasting the rest of the production run, triple-butted tubing was used.[3]
    * Early models use straight-gauge, hi-tensile steel forks. These were replaced with "Mangalight" manganese-alloy forks in later years.
    * Most components, including the brakes, shifters, and derailleurs, were sourced from Shimano. The gruppo used change year-to-year, but later models used many Shimano 105 components.
    * Certain components, including cranks and stems, were first-party branded.

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    I disagree - $300 is "within range". Towards the high end maybe, but if you are in a big city or university town, you'll be hard pressed to find a cleaner, ridable bike for that kind of dough. A $300, turn-key bike in that size would sell easily for $300 in a lot of markets.

    You guys are cheapskates.
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    How much does it cost to ship a bike?

    Anyone know of any good deals... I am getting tired of hunting ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowlux View Post
    How much does it cost to ship a bike?

    Anyone know of any good deals... I am getting tired of hunting ...
    Where are you located?
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    Shipping? depends on who does it and where to. expect $40 - 50+ and if the seller is unwilling to pack it another $50 to have a shop pack it

    where do you live? do you really want a Myata? maybe there is a someone local who can help you
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    Hi lowlux -
    I had an '81 310, and sold it early in the season for $210. It was not all that light, but it had a very nice "feel" to it, and would have made an excellent commuter. (Currently I have an '85 310, but now I can't give it away. )

    - But if you like it - I would say go for it - but I must caution you that is a very small frame, despite what the seller is saying about it.
    - Auchen

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowlux View Post
    How much does it cost to ship a bike?

    Anyone know of any good deals... I am getting tired of hunting ...
    If you are tired of looking, then buy this one. Looks like you found a nice one. No substitute for a clean, pristine bike.

    The best deals go to people that look constantly. Finding deals is a job, and you can spend many hours per week doing it.

    As far as shipping a bike, first, you have to get someone else WILLING TO DO IT. Most sellers on Craigs List have ZERO interest in shipping a bike. If they wanted to ship bikes, they probably would be selling on ebay instead. So convincing such a seller to ship probably means sweetening the pot, and paying a shop to pack it. You could end up spending $150 doing that, plus what the bike cost.

    Many of the people around here that know of good deals are scooping them up for themselves, or to resell at market prices. I know I buy every good deal I find.

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    I think $300 is an reasonable price, not stellar, but reasonable if:

    1) It needs NOTHING, no tires, tubes, cables, lube, nothing.
    2) It fits PROPERLY, as soon as you need to change a part to make it fit it;s not a good deal anymore especially if you're not doing it yourself.
    3) You're looking at this as a "keeper" bike, not something you intend to sell two months from now. This is NOT a "flipper".

    I would, however, change from that God-awful foam grip stuff to normal handlebar tape.

    It is a very nicely preserved specimen. I would add the fact that it's been changed to what appears to be indexed 7-speed is a BIG plus IMHO.

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    I am skipping it... not gonna drive a 100 miles...

    that's the biggest issue... there noting within a 100 miles!

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    anyone got anything for sale?

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