Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Washington County, Vermont, USA
Bikes: 1966 Dawes Double Blue, 1976 Raleigh Gran Sport, 1975 Raleigh Sprite 27, 1980 Univega Viva Sport, 1971 Gitane Tour de France, 1984 Lotus Classique, 1976 Motobecane Grand Record
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The first photo makes it look as if the seatpost is bent, but maybe that's just an artifact of the lens. I'd say that $250 is a lot for that bike--if it were $125, I'd say snap it up.
That said, I really like Super Mirages. I bought one new in 1979, and rode it often until a few years ago, when I passed it down to my son, who was then exactly my age when I bought it. They're not made with flashy or expensive frame tubing, but have very nice Japanese componentry, and offer a very smooth and pleasant ride. From the photos, this one seems to be all original. See if you can talk the guy down on price.