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Miyata 710, can anybody tell me more about it?

Old 12-16-11, 12:23 AM
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Miyata 710, can anybody tell me more about it?

I have been reading around on this bike that I am picking up tomorrow. However, I can't figure out what year this might be, and I'm not sure the components either. Could somebody give me an idea of what this bike is worth?

Here is a link to some pictures of the bike:

https://imgur.com/a/HRR2L#0
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Old 12-16-11, 12:38 AM
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Looks to be low to mid range. i don't know much about miyatas, but it has some of the same components as mu '79 schwinn sprint. It does have forged dropouts though. That show that it is not totally bottom end...I think.
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I know that it is a mid to high range bike, considering it is a Miyata 710. I'm not sure if all the parts are stock though.
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1981 I think, going by the RD. Catalog here: https://www.miyatacatalogs.com/2007/1...alog-1981.html

I bought one with paint like that from a LBS, excellent mech...I paid $149 in 2005. It was a fine commute bike, recently retired, perhaps to be reborn as a ss/fg.

My sense is old 610s, 710s, 912s and 1000s have gotten more popular in the last 5 years, wayyy more popular. Any of those old cro-mo 7xx/9xx are good, "semi-pro" racey series.

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Oh yeah it seems like it's the 1981 no doubt. Cool, I'll be getting it for $125 tomorrow, you think I'm doing well?
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If its not trashed, if you can do the necessary maintenance and get it in good riding condition....it's a steal. If the wheels are way out of true, rims shot, bearings worn, RD noodly, cables rusted, cheap saddle, etc. it could cost you to get it in riding condition. I'm used to doing that work, have too many spare parts, so it just makes it more fun for me...but it's not for everyone. My 710 ran strong for 5 years with almost zero maintenance.
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If you agreed to pay $125, it doesn't really matter if it's a good deal or not, it's a deal you made.
That is a good price if the 710 is origninal and in good condition. Repairs can easily get to $200 more.
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I'll roll with the flow and agree that it's an 81. I bought a red one new in 81 and still have it. The crank and derailleurs look to be stock. Original pedals were MKS, rims were Araya 20A in 27x1, original saddle was, I think, a Miyata branded Selle. I paid WWWAAAYYYY more than $125 in 1981.
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Originally Posted by JubBieJub View Post
I know that it is a mid to high range bike, considering it is a Miyata 710. I'm not sure if all the parts are stock though.
More mid grade from that era. Miyata, like most of the Japanese manufacturers, dramatically improved their bikes throughout the 1980s. The early 1980s ones tended to be a little basic. For instance, the 1981 bike has steel spokes, high ten steel fork, 27 inch wheels. Still a good bike for sure. Value depends on who is going to do the rehab work. As long as you do the work yourself, nice deal.
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Miyata never made a bad bicycle.

The 710 is a beautiful bike and would have been a step down from the 912 with the 1000 being in another snack bracket altogether.

If everything is sound and straight you got a pretty good deal on what is a very nicely made bicycle.
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The 710 & 912 were race geometry frames, while the 610 & 1000 were touring.
If you are wanting a "round town" bike, it will be a bit twitchy, but fun.
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I just restored one Miyata

Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
Miyata never made a bad bicycle.

The 710 is a beautiful bike and would have been a step down from the 912 with the 1000 being in another snack bracket altogether.

If everything is sound and straight you got a pretty good deal on what is a very nicely made bicycle.
This is a serious frame shimano 600 cranks and suntour cyclone equipped suntour sprint wheel set . It was a wrecked team bike I will be finishing it up for a customer that found it in a garage sale.
Miyata made their own tubing it is a serious hand made frame people actually took time to do the detail paint on the lugs like all serous bikes.
If you find one scoop it up because of frames to have some one build that today is very pricey. this one weighs in just under 20 lbs and is a serious bike.
update with a picture when the customer picks the color of tape.

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