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Old 05-30-13, 05:54 PM
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newbie, need some help with value of miyata

found this bike i like on craigslist, wondering if its a fair price and (here is where the noob starts) how do i tell that it is a miyata?

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/bik/3830134993.html
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found this bike i like on craigslist, wondering if its a fair price and (here is where the noob starts) how do i tell that it is a miyata?

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/bik/3830134993.html
325 quite fair for a bike with what looks to be a very clean DA group. I'd call and get over there fast, and if there is no major damage and it fits... plunk down some cash.
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Originally Posted by Poguemahone View Post
325 quite fair for a bike with what looks to be a very clean DA group. I'd call and get over there fast, and if there is no major damage and it fits... plunk down some cash.
+1

Unlikely such nice high end components and wheels would be hung on a crappy frame.
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Old 05-31-13, 01:25 AM
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Seems genuine. I think it's worth the asking price, but make sure it fits you well before buying.
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A higher end Miyata might have an M pantographed somewhere. I'd say the fork crown but maybe not on a later bike like that with the sloping crown. Looks late 80s-early 90s maybe. You must know about the Miyatacatalogs.com website, right? Also their serial number system is very clear, with an initial letter standing for the year, with A starting in 1972 (I think). In the other forum there's a whole thread on the topic, but it's pretty simple.

I guess the idea of pulling the decals off that bikewas to make it look more stealthy but with Dura-Ace that's not an urban ninja bike anyway!
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Posting has been pulled, I hope the OP acted quickly.
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