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1979 Miyata Gran Touring with eclectic build

Old 05-09-16, 06:38 AM
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1979 Miyata Gran Touring with eclectic build

Hi all,
Up for consideration is a very nice early Miyata touring bike. Has the original factory issue racks front and back that mount to the brake bosses. The build is like this- Miyata Gran Touring frame, fork, racks. Cinelli stem and handlebars, gipiemme aero seat post and Brooks saddle. Suntour sealed hubs, butted spokes, ambrosio evolution rims, 32 spoke, front wheel radially laced. Suntour deraillers and Shimano bar end shifters friction mode. Diacompe cantilever brakes and aero levers. Tange headset, unsure of bottom bracket and cannot remember the crankset. The skewers are Kore brand- wasn't that a mountain bike parts company?? The guy I bought it from was 85 and built it up for himself, wheels included. It rides pretty nice, similar to the Miyata 1000 I had, but a little more sports/touring.
It is a little too big for me so considering selling or trading it.
Thanks for any input,
Tom Palmer,
Twin Lake, MI
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Old 05-09-16, 07:27 AM
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Cool bike. Canti's in 79? Who knew.
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Old 05-09-16, 09:58 PM
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Good looking bike with some nice upgrades (RD, FD, saddle, crank). There is a good market for used touring bikes. This has a hi-tensile steel fork, right? Good looking paint. This bike looks very clean and has nice components. That bike is worth $300ish; sell that saddle separately from the bike.

This bike is exceptionally clean and good looking. I'd be tempted to ask at the top of the valuation range and sit tight until the right offer comes in.

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Old 05-10-16, 06:12 AM
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If it is a 54cm measured to center of seat tube, I may have an interest, but looks like a 58cm. Looking on behalf of a 5'7" woman.

In the outskirts of Grand Rapids I think $250 +/- 10%.

The pristine Raleigh Alyeska I bought a week ago from an Owasso seller was available for over a month with no buyers at $225, so I paid substantially below that when the seller dropped his price

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Old 05-10-16, 02:57 PM
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[QUOTE=oddjob2;18754981]If it is a 54cm measured to center of seat tube, I may have an interest, but looks like a 58cm. Looking on behalf of a 5'7" woman.

It is a 57 said the guy I bought it from. Top tube is a little shorter. I am 5'9" and is as big as I want to ride.
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