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1991 Miyata 912 54 CM

Old 05-31-20, 08:30 AM
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1991 Miyata 912 54 CM

Good morning,

What is a fair price to pay for an orange 54CM 912 in Minneapolis? Appears to be original and in very good condition; a few minor paint chips

What issues might it have, what should I look for? Are the 700c Araya rims. decent or should they be upgraded?

Thanks in advance for your advice

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That bike looks to be in excellent shape and won't need much except perhaps new tires

I think that $299 is a very good price but, since it is on Craigslist, offer $200 and see what happens
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No way its a 1991 model, not close. More like 1981. Serial number listed in ad is wrong.
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Priced about right IMHO for what appears to be a ready-to-ride higher end Miyata.
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If somebody offered me 2 for that bike I would delete their response. Have deleted many a response in my day......

On second thought that is not the place to buy a bike now.
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If you look online you can find the Miyata catalogs for 1980 and '81 and in both years they offered the 912 in orange with 600EX components. Each had hi-tension steel front fork and weighed about 23 lbs.

The 912 in any year is a great bike and if it fits you, $299.00 is not out of line in my opinion. I'd want around that if I were selling one, but that would likely be in ready-to-ride shape. If that example needs new tires, etc., it could be a bargaining point, but be prepared for a "no" answer.
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