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Old 10-04-08, 08:05 PM   #1
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What is a reasonable price for a Miyata 710

What is a reasonable price for1980's Miyata 710 12 speed with all original equipment (except tires) and in very good condition?


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Old 10-04-08, 09:54 PM   #2
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I'll give you $50 for it.

No idea if you are a potential buyer, seller, or just curious about it, but it all comes down to what someone is willing to pay. It looks pretty well kept from that pic. Very nice.

Just my opinion, but if you are the seller and a potential buyer mentions making a fixed gear out of it, please do not sell it to them.

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Just my opinion, but if you are the seller and a potential buyer mentions making a fixed gear out of it, please do not sell it to them.

WHo cares what they're going to do with it. They can compress it into a cube and scrap it for all I care. As long as you get the price you want.
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There are tons of those around (not all Miyatas, but hundreds of thousands of bikes from that era and about that quality). I've seen them in garage sales as low as $5 (needed work, but I got it running for a neighborhood kid for less than $35 including a new chain). $50 to $65 might be typical around here, but really, it's worth what somebody will pay. If you're the buyer, have no interest in working on it, it's ready to ride and you want to get on and pedal away, maybe $100? If you're willing to put in a few hours work and learn some new skills, you can probably find something equivalent for $25 or less.
If you're not used to working on bikes, don't let that scare you away. They're pretty simple and there's lots of information available in books and online.
If you do buy it, pay some attention to setup. The bars are slanted down too far in front, the brake levers are in an inconvenient place and the seat is tilted down. Five minutes with basic tools could make it a lot more comfortable.
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WHo cares what they're going to do with it. They can compress it into a cube and scrap it for all I care. As long as you get the price you want.


You have no sense of humor do you?
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