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Old 09-13-10, 08:06 AM
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VISTA bike Made in Japan.

I have a Vista 10 speed that looks like it came thru a time machine. I would say maybe a 9 out of 10. This bike looks to be all original : tires, handlebar tape, ect. It is tange frame just like my Nishiki; says made in Japan. I have been unable to find any info on this bike. Any idea on value? Thnx in advance - Bryon
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Hi 2wheels10speeds -

Can't say much w/o more detail, and a picture.
Drive side preferably.
What does the Tange label say? Tange 2? Tange 5? - Makes a big difference.

Some Vistas were low end others like the Vista Elite purportedly very nice.
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+1 Most Vistas I have seen were lower end bikes. Post pics and more details.

+1 Lots of levels of Tange tubing, from so so, to outstanding. Not all Tange frames are the same, in fact, a lot of variation in quality with Tange.

You mentioned looking already and not finding anything, there are over 1MM hits on Vista bicycles on Google, and over 500 for bike forums. I would do a little more looking.
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Vistas I saw back in the 70s were very low quality.
Saw one broken Vista frame
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Vista did make some nicer bikes, but not many. I remember seeing one posted here on the C&V. That said, I think you've got to post pics and give a better description to get an accurate value. Otherwise, I'd guess it's worth about $50-$60. The name won't help sell it.
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Yes, vista made nicer bikes. Equipped with either Suntour Superbe or Early Dura Ace. Not common, most Vistas are lesser.

Here's a nicer one, albeit in rough condition.

Bike was bought for 100$, most all of the value is in the parts, frankly. We'd need some comprehensive pictures to judge yours.
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