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Old 04-12-14, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by TimmyT
I see nothing touring or note worthey about this bike typical early 80's junk with a $100-200 price tag.
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Originally Posted by zukahn1
I see nothing touring or note worthy about this bike typical early 80's junk with a $100-200 price tag.
It's probably a Reynolds 531 frame with 3 main tubes similar to a Super Course. Some people like their 531 fix. Other than that, it's a reasonably priced beater.
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Is this thing worth looking at? Can't find much info on Google...
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Originally Posted by Sponge1
Is this thing worth looking at? Can't find much info on Google...
Fuji Grand SE
Looks like a 1981 Grand SE: https://www.classicfuji.com/GrandSE&G..._1981_Page.htm
One step up from the bottom: https://www.classicfuji.com/1981_24_S...ions2_Page.htm

I used to have a 1979 Sports 10, which was the bottom of the line. It's a fine enough bike for tooling around, but it's nothing super special. If you're looking for an entry level bike, it's worth considering.

If that's local to you, it fits, and it needs next to zero work, $145 might be an OK price. I'd try to talk the seller down to $100, though.

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Looking to buy a good bike for transport and touring, smooth ride is the key. I cam across this Miyata 110, listed at $250. First time serious buyer so I wanted a seasoned opinion.


Details:

New parts:
Continental Ultra Sport tires and new tubes
Shimano 7 speed freewheel
Chain
Bottle cage
Clarks pre-stretched brake cables
Shimano Ultegra R600 brake levers
Shimano 105 rear derailleur

I apologize in advance if this was the wrong place to post this
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Originally Posted by zukahn1
I see nothing touring or note worthey about this bike typical early 80's junk with a $100-200 price tag.
Agreed.

Yard sale fodder or campus bike.

I would rather walk than ride bikes like that.
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Originally Posted by zukahn1
I see nothing touring or note worthey about this bike typical early 80's junk with a $100-200 price tag.
Long chainstays, 531, no turkey levers, downtube shifters as opposed to stem shifters, q/r wheels, looks like alloy rims... Not exactly 'Junk', and probably worth the asking price.
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Originally Posted by TimmyT
It's probably a Reynolds 531 frame with 3 main tubes similar to a Super Course. Some people like their 531 fix. Other than that, it's a reasonably priced beater.
Don't be a hater. I rather like Avocet saddles.
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Schwinn Paramount - 1950's

For your review and comment. Is this price reasonable for such a Paramount?
for 1500 bucks you think they would put better than 12 dollar tires on it.

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BRAND NEW - 1969 Raleigh Twenty with bags on Chicago CL. Non-folder. Already have a folding version in the fleet but for collector sake, the posted sellers bike is tempting.

1969 Brand New Raleigh Twenty - What???

I bought my rsw from this lady last year, she used to be a big Raleigh collector and started cleaning out her stuff. I've seen this bike in person and it is really nice. It has never touched the floor she told me. I'm shocked she is selling it because it is something she treasured. I think it had the tools in the bag when she showed it to me.
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$279 for a Miyata 1000 in CA. Miyata 1000 Touring Bike CR MO Double Butted Frame Handmade Japan 15 Speed 58cm | eBay
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Originally Posted by JAG410
If I could fit a 58cm frame that would be a really good deal, but alas I'm a few inches too short. The 1000 was a great bike, alongside the Team Miyata racer on their lineup. That's an early to mid 80's Miyata judging by the font and naming style used.
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That Miyata is more like a 60cm if you read the description of how he measured it. They came in 50, 54, 57, 60 and 63cm sizes.

This pic from the catalog shows what looks like a 57cm:



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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj
That Miyata is more like a 60cm if you read the description of how he measured it. They came in 50, 54, 57, 60 and 63cm sizes.
^ The pic you showed is 1984 or later. The listing is for a 1983 or earlier. The difference is in the number of water bottle braze-ons and low rider mounts. Earlier models only have 1 pair and no low-rider mounts. The later models have 3 pairs and a set of low rider mounts up front.
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OK, but the earlier ones still came in 19-1/2, 21, 23, and 25. My Fuji is a 23" and my Univega is a 58cm The length of the headtube in the advertized bike looks taller than either of mine.
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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj
OK, but the earlier ones still came in 19-1/2, 21, 23, and 25. My Fuji is a 23" and my Univega is a 58cm The length of the headtube in the advertized bike looks taller than either of mine.
Yep ... not arguing about size. It's only if someone was totally taken with the 1000, then s/he should know what to look for in terms of later versus earlier. The earlier ones don't command the premium as the later ones do because they lack some of the features. That is all.
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Originally Posted by TimmyT
Yep ... not arguing about size. It's only if someone was totally taken with the 1000, then s/he should know what to look for in terms of later versus earlier. The earlier ones don't command the premium as the later ones do because they lack some of the features. That is all.
Agreed that the earlier ones do not have quite the features...but...they still are great riding bikes...and that one, for 279, is a steal, no matter which year...or, frankly, what size (of course, it should fit the buyer!)...I have a 1981 (and it only has one bottle boss)...but I love the ride!
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