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Likesabikealot 04-09-21 05:27 PM

Miyata mixte sizing
I'm thinking of buying this bike and wondering if it would work for someone who is 5'4inches? The seller says the frame is 21 inches.

Chicago Al 04-09-21 09:40 PM

As far as I know, Miyata’s mixtes only came in two sizes, 19-1/2” and 21”, and the former are far more common. Like 1 in 20 might be 21”. This bike might be one of those but it’s also very possible the seller is measuring wrong.
The larger size would probably not be a good fit for someone 5’4”.
The first vintage bike I bought was a 1986 Miyata 110 mixte, for my daughter to take to college. Cb400bill facilitated that purchase as the bike was near him over in Michigan. Bike was in mint condition and daughter still has it, 12 years later.
So I’m a little prejudiced in saying that you almost can’t go wrong with a Miyata mixte, and I look forward to seeing pictures of this one.

thumpism 04-10-21 02:17 AM

Welcome! With the seat lowered all the way your leg extension might be fine but bike frames (the cockpit portion) are usually built longer in the larger sizes so the reach might be too great. Reach can be adjusted with a shorter-reach stem. Go test ride the bike and let us know the outcome. I think at 5'4" you'll fit. Good luck!

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