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Old 05-28-11, 12:04 AM
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Which bike should I buy? Fuji or Miyata? - *pictures*

I don't know much about bikes and I was wondering if you could please look at these two and tell me the pros and cons about each & about the shifters, if they are worth the asking prices and which one would be a better deal. Also, if they aren't worth asking price, how do I talk them down? I would much prefer the Fuji.

I'm a women, 5'2, I am a beginner/average at biking. I have some experience with road bikes. This bike would mostly be for around town. Thank you!

About the Miyata. $375
48cm Miyata 310 Road Bike with Barcons
This is a quality Japan built double butted cromoly 310 Miyata roadbike.The bike has been overhauled with new brake cables,new shift cables,new seat,new cork bar tape and new tires.The bike is equiped with Suntour bar end shifters and safety brake levers so it is easy to ride. This Miyata has a short 52cm top tube for proper fit for short riders.The seat tube measures 48cm center to center.Standover is 29.5 inches.
Pictures:
https://tinypic.com/r/apfw5f/7
https://tinypic.com/r/xndqag/7

About the Fuji. $449
48cm Small /Petite Womens Roadbike Fuji
fresh tuned/trued womens 48cm lightweight japanese Fuji del rey lightweight tubing w new tires/wheels trued /brakes and gears serviced and rides smooth w new saddle/b tape / some normal wear ! 12spd /shimano components /fits 4'11 and up 5'5 comfortably
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https://tinypic.com/r/24fjo5c/7
https://tinypic.com/r/6hjdq1/7
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Old 05-28-11, 12:55 AM
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Neither. Those are exorbitant prices even for a smaller size. Those are relatively low/mid-end Japanese bikes that weren't bad by all means but the ~$400 territory can buy you a lot more bike. Especially if it's your first, I'd suggest getting something cheaper and to develop your preferences.
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+1 neither

for $400 you could and should get a lot more.

I think that Miyata is maybe worth $200, maybe. The seller probably will get someone to bite on $300ish due to the 'vintage is in' and people not doing what you did and doing a little research.
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Wow, what inflated prices! I agree with neither at that price. If you can get them talked down, either bike is fine. I have a Miyata and it is awesome. Never have owned a Fuji, because the "right" one hasn't come along yet. The Del Rey is a decent bike, but Fuji made lots better. I would argue that both bikes, in good condition would top out around $200 for your area. In mine, hard to get $150 for those two.
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Fuji looks like a longer top tube. Priced that high; I doubt they would be talked down.
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I think they are priced too high. But they are worth whatever someone is willing to pay. I don't see very many small frames. So if they are the only game in town, you don't have much choice. I like the Fuji.
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