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Old 09-21-11, 10:31 AM   #1
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Miyata 710 off CL

http://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/2594027069.html

I haven't contacted the seller yet, but was wondering if it is worth it? Is there anynthing I should be looking out for when if I do go to buy this or any vintage bike?
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To me that looks a little high for a bike with friction shifters.
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I would go for it. It is a very good bike and should provide a really nice ride; especially for that kind of money.
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it's not worth anything crazy, but if you were to buy and use for yourself it's a great bike.
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If you are interested, contact the buyer immediately. Get your name in first before others. If it is a good deal, it won't last.

Can't tell condition from photos, but it seems like a fair deal. I would check it out.
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That's a nice bike and appears to be in great shape. I don't know your market, but at that price it wouldn't last long in a major metro area. If it's the right size for you, go check it out asap. As long as the fork is straight, the wheels are pretty true and the frame doesn't look crashed, you can figure out the rest later. Go ahead and make a lower offer (it is CL after all) but the price seems pretty good to me.
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Miyata 710 nice vintage road bike... $200 isn't bad if it rides well and is in good shape. If that was my bike I would be selling it for around $250 in my area.
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Thats a deal, assuming it looks good in person.
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Alright I'll try and contact the seller to check it out. Based on the photos it does seem like it's been well taken care of and I don't see any areas that could indicate rust. The seller seems like he's knowledgeable about bikes so I could potentially be getting a good deal.
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+deal.
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It's a nice bike, but how tall are you? That 57-inch frame could be a deal-breaker unless you've got really long legs.
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It's a nice bike, but how tall are you? That 57-inch frame could be a deal-breaker unless you've got really long legs.
I'm 5'10. An inch higher if I'm wearing shoes. I looked at a size guide and suppodely 57 inch is within my range. I could adjust the seat if it is since it looks like he has it higher than what I normally use.
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*57 cm
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As long as it's good condition, and doesn't have any problems, that's a fair price for a keeper. It's nothing extraordinary though.

In Seattle's market, that would not pull much more than that(in Today's market) in the same shape as the OP bike
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