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    Is this a good Deal? Miyata Pro 86' $400?

    Hi All,

    I'm in the market for my first bike since my 8th birthday, and am still closer to training wheels than the Tour de France. I found this bike on Craigslist and was wondering what everyone's opinion was? Thanks,

    Miyata Pro 86'
    Condition - Great
    Weinmann AS23X Rims
    Campy Crank
    Dura Ace Casette
    Selle Italia Seat

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    We'd need some pics because it's condition would matter more than the year with how old it is.
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    Not enough info, but my gut reaction as with most CL posts is "too high".
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    You should be able to get a nice few year old entry level bike for $400 - $500
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    Post on classic and vintage what's it worth forum. With pics and more info.

    I was bidding on a Miyata 914 with 105 a few weeks ago on ebay and it sold for over $500 plus shipping. I think Pro is higher level then 900 series. So maybe yes it's worth $400 but if it's CL you should be able to talk them down a little
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    Something to consider is that part of the value in older bikes is collector value. If you're interested in riding rather than "collecting", you may be paying more for less bike than you would get with a newer, less collectable used bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by halfspeed View Post
    Something to consider is that part of the value in older bikes is collector value. If you're interested in riding rather than "collecting", you may be paying more for less bike than you would get with a newer, less collectable used bike.
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    You might love it- down tube shifters, 53/42 chainrings, 23 or 25 largest cog, aggressive riding position;

    But you might love a more modern bike with integrated shifters, lower gearing, and a more adjustable riding position more.


    I have a pro Miyata, in probably lesser condition. I figure I could get $350 for it, so the price seems OK.

    If you were buying your first car, would you be looking for something vintage (stylish, hard to find parts, possibly needs repair), or a 5 year old Honda (less expensive readily available parts, any shop can fix)?
    Last edited by woodcraft; 05-21-14 at 09:41 PM.

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