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    1986 Miyata two ten vs. 1975 Raleigh Super Course MK II

    I have two bikes I am looking at both at a fair price, What would be your recommendation one over the other.
    Thank you for your help.

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    Super Course. Here's why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
    Super Course. Here's why.
    Thank you ACrow, I am enjoying the thread.

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    Really the best solution here, A-Red, is to buy them both - if you have saved up enough of your milk money!
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    I could buy them both but I need to be wise with my space or my resale.

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    Both are high-quality bikes, and you'd likely be happy with either. In terms of the product line-ups for each brand, the Super Course is much much higher. If they are the same price, get the Super Course. It's a great all-arounder and the main triangle is Reynolds 531. This steel is superior to the Miyata's Chromoly.

    Also, that Super Course is just plain HOT!
    Quote Originally Posted by Craigslist View Post
    Note to you BLOWHARD MORONS out there: The fork is not bent. Most PEUGEOTS of the '70s forks DID NOT line up with the head tube angle. This is normal. The last pic is from the 1972 Dutch catalog showing this EXACT MODEL in diagram. Keep your comments to yourself......
    It's pronounced, "Co-burn."

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyT View Post
    Both are high-quality bikes, and you'd likely be happy with either. In terms of the product line-ups for each brand, the Super Course is much much higher. If they are the same price, get the Super Course. It's a great all-arounder and the main triangle is Reynolds 531. This steel is superior to the Miyata's Chromoly.

    Also, that Super Course is just plain HOT!
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    I really appreciate that. The owner of the Raleigh is holding it for me and it is my size. I am getting rather fond of Raleighs.

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    The Miyata for everyday and the Super Course for fair Sunday rides and showing off. If that SC was my size...............

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    Love my SC -
    The Miyata is OK but doesn't have any POP!
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    The SC looks like a 54 cm frame and the Miyata looks like a 58 or so. Size matters so buy the one that fits you best.

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    I am leaving to travel the 40 miles to pick up the Super Course MKII,
    The owner sent me several pictures. I will put them up tonight.
    Thanks all
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    Quote Originally Posted by clubman View Post
    The SC looks like a 54 cm frame and the Miyata looks like a 58 or so. Size matters so buy the one that fits you best.
    54 cm is what the SC is and that is my perfect size.
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    I drove the 120 mile round trip and I am pleased with the results. The owner I bought it from was not knowledgeable about what he had but the person he bought it from one year ago refurbished this beauty. This is out of Colorado Springs Colorado.
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    Nice work. I would have definitely taken that SC over the Miyata. Good lookin bike.

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    That exact red SC was the bike I toured on in 1976 as a teenager. The bb went south and I replaced it with an all-alloy Maxi crankset from bikecology for $24.95, which included the bb and entire crankset.
    Mine had the Huret Jubilee shifters with the molded plastic tips on polished alloy flat stock.
    I sold that bike and bought a newer SC which had Cyclone derailers and concave rims, and it was stolen after 6 months or so at NC State.
    After that, I built my bikes from cast-off parts for a while. I started collecting about 10 years ago.

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    Sweet new ride. The red looks great and I would have made the same choice. I mean it is called a Super Course. Super is always better.
    You got it buddy: the large print giveth, and the small print taketh away

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    You made the same choice I would have. That's a really nice bike with nice components, and it's in great shape. Enjoy it!
    Quote Originally Posted by Craigslist View Post
    Note to you BLOWHARD MORONS out there: The fork is not bent. Most PEUGEOTS of the '70s forks DID NOT line up with the head tube angle. This is normal. The last pic is from the 1972 Dutch catalog showing this EXACT MODEL in diagram. Keep your comments to yourself......
    It's pronounced, "Co-burn."

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    I took the Super Course out for a shake down ride. It is every thing everyone said it would be.
    The only thing I have done to it is put on a water bottle cage and adjust the saddle height. What a nice ride. I is a keeper for sure.

    Thank you everyone
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