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There is a Bianchi & a Miyata..

Old 06-28-14, 11:33 PM
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There is a Bianchi & a Miyata..

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The reason for this post is because I'm trying to make a tough decision. Just recently I bought a Miyata 310 frame for very cheap ($20) then just a week later I came across a Bianchi sport SS (for free) all original with Shimano Golden arrow running gear. The frame is a full Ishiwata double butted Magny, including stays and fork. 27 inch Shimano/Araya wheelset, DiaCompe single pivot brakeset and levers.. The bike needs a little bit of work but it is all there. Should I just clean up the bianchi or swap the good components over to the Miyata frame. I'm looking for opinions
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Clean up the Bianchi and hit the road!!!
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They are both probably pretty good. Which one fits you better? That should be your first question.
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Agreed! It's not like it's a wife...you are allowed to have more than one.
Ride the Bianchi and keep it intact since it's all original. Unless it's the wrong size of course.
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Component group is good but not that special; I'd clean up the Bianchi and ride it while looking for parts for the Miyata, at leisure. You could build it up 'better' than the Bianchi pretty cheaply if you're shrewd and patient. 'Better' of course being very relative, if you are a casual rider then the differences between different types of derailleurs, etc are not going to matter much.
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Both Japanese Bikes which one fits?
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Assuming it fits, I'd keep the Bianchi, since I already have a Miyata. But I'd keep the Miyata too and build something different, like a single speed or internal gear hub.
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