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Old 02-10-19, 05:15 PM
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Miyata 310

What do you think about this geisha-bike?
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Old 02-10-19, 06:06 PM
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That looks like about a 1985 310. They were a nice entry-level sport touring bike, or "semi-pro" in Miyata's catalog. They were better than recreational bikes, but below all out race bikes. I have had a 310 since 1984 and still ride it regularly in addition to my newer bikes.
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That's in nice condition!
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Geisha-bike? Are there male geishas?
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+1, it's a 1985 Miyata 310. I'd classify it a very low mid-range model for the era., just above entry level. The frameset is Miyata's proprietary triple butted CrMo with Mangalight stays and forks. The derailleurs are 1st generation Shimano 105 (aka Golden Arrow). Most of the other components are a step down. Unfortunately, the rims, while aluminum, are 27" U-section Araya 18, as opposed to lighter, stronger, 700C, box section rims. Weight should be ~25 lbs and original MSRP about $325.

I'd rank the condition as average or slightly lower. The saddle and handlebar tape are torn. Tyres are worn out. Numerous paint scratches and chips. Lots of drivetrain grease and dirt.. The owner does not know how to fasten a quick release skewer, which is never a good sign. In short, this will require a complete overhaul and probably needs replacement of most consumables. Miyata are great bicycles provided they have not been abused or worn out but this one shows enough of each, that it would be a sub-$100 bicycle to me.
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+1, it's a 1985 Miyata 310. I'd classify it a very low mid-range model for the era., just above entry level. The frameset is Miyata's proprietary triple butted CrMo with Mangalight stays and forks. The derailleurs are 1st generation Shimano 105 (aka Golden Arrow). Most of the other components are a step down. Unfortunately, the rims, while aluminum, are 27" U-section Araya 18, as opposed to lighter, stronger, 700C, box section rims. Weight should be ~25 lbs and original MSRP about $325.

I'd rank the condition as average or slightly lower. The saddle and handlebar tape are torn. Tyres are worn out. Numerous paint scratches and chips. Lots of drivetrain grease and dirt.. The owner does not know how to fasten a quick release skewer, which is never a good sign. In short, this will require a complete overhaul and probably needs replacement of most consumables. Miyata are great bicycles provided they have not been abused or worn out but this one shows enough of each, that it would be a sub-$100 bicycle to me.

... so you're saying it's got potential... 😉
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