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Team Miyata in Los Angeles

Old 05-28-22, 10:29 AM
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Team Miyata in Los Angeles

Wondering what a fair price for this bike would be?

Seems like it has all or most of the original Dura Ace. Rims look mismatched








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Old 05-31-22, 10:42 PM
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For me, mismatched rims always devalue the bike. I know some people don't care, but I have to have matching rims on my bikes. Even the bikes I sell have to have matching rims. And when I buy a bike that has mismatching rims, I have to make absolutely sure there's no frame damage. Inspect everything thoroughly and run your finger/hand over the front part of the top tube and down tube.
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$600 +/- if well presented (local sale). If those pictures are from an ad, I'd call that poorly presented. As a buyer, that's a PLUS as it means a DISCOUNT. Most bikes I have bought over the years were poorly presented....

Poorly presented eliminates the competition (other buyers). Could be a deal eventually. I've bought some where price started high but I waited patiently and the bike ended up being a deal.

If you are the seller, take the bike outside for pictures with a neutral background. Remove the cable lock and rear light. Adjust seat so its slightly above handlebar height. Shift rear gearing to get into middle of freewheel (so derailleur is not slammed backwards). Take full picture from drive side. Then take close ups of key components.

This is the picture from an ad of my best buy this year. Sat on FB marketplace for over a month.....Nutted wheels, ugh. Check that crazy seat post too. Fortunately, seller in this case didn't even mention brand, even though the brand was clearly marked on the downtube. I love sellers that do this!


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IMO, probably worth the $500 they're asking for it...

https://offerup.com/item/detail/1409...?q=miyata+bike
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Check the pedal bearing feel.
these were easy to get contaminated.
backside should have a plastic circular shield.
3D printing and modeling if you need them, unobtainable.

bike will no doubt need a full service
$400. max

the mismatch rims are an issue
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Originally Posted by Caliwild View Post
IMO, probably worth the $500 they're asking for it...

https://offerup.com/item/detail/1409...?q=miyata+bike

It was $280 - broken car, mis-matched rims, too many bikes and out of town visitors stopped me from acting when it was $280.
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