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Miyata 718a is it worth buying?

Old 08-02-16, 12:58 PM
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Miyata 718a is it worth buying?

I found this bike on my local Craigslist and reading up on it seems like a good deal as the guy said he would go $75 for it.

https://rockford.craigslist.org/bik/5710273584.html

It's for my Girlfriend who would be new to riding road bikes.

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Old 08-02-16, 01:13 PM
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Try your luck in the appraisals forum. This isn't exactly the right place to ask. Close though.
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Old 08-02-16, 01:30 PM
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Old 08-02-16, 01:53 PM
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Great deal for $75!
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The bike appears to have been sitting for many years and is going to need work. $75 is a very good deal if you can handle any repairs that may be needed.
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Old 08-02-16, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by lesterp66 View Post
Great deal for $75!
Looks better than 90% of the bikes from the early 1990's, the cables don't even look rusty. Buy it, she'll like it, awesome deal.
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Old 08-02-16, 02:10 PM
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For sure. It'd be a decent deal at twice the price.
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The ad now shows $100 but a very solid deal at that price.
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Old 08-02-16, 04:31 PM
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Miyata is always the answer
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Old 08-02-16, 07:37 PM
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So I ended up getting it for $70. Rusty change and rear cassette was rusty, handlebar tape worn but otherwise good shape.
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