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06-22-20, 02:32 PM
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Posted By jwats

best pedals for 82' Miyata Sport Touring bike

Hello all,

I just acquired the bike and it needs new pedals. I'd like to do pedals and straps to keep it original, can anybody recommend brands or a specific pedal?

With thanks,

John
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By jwats

I bought the Motobecane Grand Jubilee for $200...

I bought the Motobecane Grand Jubilee for $200 and it was/is comfortable ride, needed nothing

I asked what do you know about the history?

He said ' I know it all, I bought in in 1976 for...
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By jwats

80's Miyata 610 , Minneapolis 54CM

Good afternoon,

I'm intrigued with this bike

What do you think fair value is as best you can tell? It appears to be in excellent condition

here is listing
...
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Views: 664
Posted By jwats

I was also worried about the frame being too...

I was also worried about the frame being too large, but the owner is 5'8", my height, so it could work. I greatly prefer the Grand Jubilee as well, but it never hurts to ask.

How do people feel...
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Views: 664
Posted By jwats

Calling all Motobecane experts! Pick the winner

There are two advertised for sale in Minneapolis at the same price

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ank/bik/d/minneapolis-mens-vintage-motobecane/7134327197.html

and
...
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By jwats

1991 Miyata 912 54 CM

Good morning,

What is a fair price to pay for an orange 54CM 912 in Minneapolis? Appears to be original and in very good condition; a few minor paint chips
...
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Views: 3,612
Posted By jwats

I am about 5'9" and usually ride a 54CM or...

I am about 5'9" and usually ride a 54CM or 21"..with a standover of 30.5 inches, this should be the right size..and leave me an inch over the crossbar.

Does that sound right?

Thanks
Replies: 10
Views: 3,612
Posted By jwats

REI touring bike: Novara Randonee: fair market value?

This bike gets reviews approximately equal to the Surly LHT...even though it sells for a bit less.

Wondered what you thought of this example and price
...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,681
Posted By jwats

I sold a similar bike with stock equipment a year...

I sold a similar bike with stock equipment a year ago for $600. But, it took me 5 weeks, and a fair number of no shows. One tactic that I used was to try to frame the value vs. a new carbon fiber...
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By jwats

Do you have a question?

Do you have a question?
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Views: 3,361
Posted By jwats

In smaller markets, it is harder to define a good...

In smaller markets, it is harder to define a good value, because the choices are limited. So the choice becomes, "do I want to spend a few more $ for a bike that would be a good choice", or do I wait...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,245
Posted By jwats

Trek 660 in Minneapolis

Good afternoon,

I wondered what you thought the "fair value" for this bike is:

Vintage Trek bike: 54 CM 1984 model 660 (http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/bik/5014612700.html)

It appears...
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Views: 748
Posted By jwats

Miyata 1000, 54 CM in Midwest..fair value?

Bike appears to be in above average condition, but nowhere near mint..paint worn, a ding on the top tube..but new tires, seat. Wondered what a fair asking price would be?

Thanks for your advice
...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,710
Posted By jwats

Bridgestone sold, Klein probably more $

Thanks for your comments on alternatives..the Bridgestone winter bike is now sold, and the asking price for the Klein is $180. Unless I could buy it for about $100, the winter bike conversion would...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,710
Posted By jwats

A Bianchi Ibex MTB for winter riding, decent price?

i live in Minnesota, and have been intrigued with doing some winter trail riding...we have a couple of long trails near my home. I ran across this on craigslist



A nice steel framed Bianchi,...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,348
Posted By jwats

I sold a 97 Trek Carbon fiber bike for $600 on...

I sold a 97 Trek Carbon fiber bike for $600 on CL, well above estimated value from this forum. The bike was presentable, but far from perfect. Here are a couple of things I learned

- So much...
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By jwats

A simple way of deciding what is it is worth to...

A simple way of deciding what is it is worth to you is to ask the question " How would I honestly feel if I learned that it was sold at that price?

If you feel remorse , then consider making and...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By jwats

Dr Cannondale, Sent you an email, looking...

Dr Cannondale,

Sent you an email, looking forward to a contact with you

John
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By jwats

Asking price is $325...what do you think it is...

Asking price is $325...what do you think it is worth roughly from what you know?
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By jwats

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I hope this loads, you are right, model is Sports Tourer
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Posted By jwats

1974 Schwinn sports tour

Ran across this bike, sold by original owner after hanging in his garage for 35 yrs. This is supposedly second only to the Paramount, with a hand filleted, brazed frame. Downside is weight, about 31...
Replies: 26
Views: 7,732
Posted By jwats

SOLD for $600...asking price $595. After...

SOLD for $600...asking price $595.

After many inquiries, low ball offers, etc. the first person to see the bike bought it...I started at $625, cut price to $595 and got it. He said " a really nice...
Replies: 26
Views: 7,732
Posted By jwats

It gets odder and odder. I have received 4...

It gets odder and odder.

I have received 4 replies to my Craigslist Ad...all wanting to see the bike quickly...I gave them my number, suggested times to see it...and never to be heard from again....
Replies: 26
Views: 7,732
Posted By jwats

I am the OP, and wanted to put a different spin...

I am the OP, and wanted to put a different spin on value...Imagine you need/want a different 54 cm road bike, have $400-650 to spend...and want to get riding. Even in a large metropolitan market ( I...
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Views: 7,732
Posted By jwats

1997 TREK 5200 Carbon Fiber, 54 CM--value?

All,

I am the second owner of this bike..in very good condition, tuned, new tires,..etc. a few blemishes and dings..but nothing obvious. Shimano 600.

What is a fair price? I not in a hurry to...
04-29-13, 05:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,126
Posted By jwats

Fx 7.5 vs Trek 7500 ? For those who have moved up

Good morning

My wife has about a 10 yr old Trek 7500, I wondered what differences she would experience with a new 7.5 WSD. She rides 20-30 miles on
hard surfaced trails. My guess is that the Fx...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-10, 12:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 697
Posted By jwats

Good price for a lightly used 2000 Trek 5200 USPS bike?

I am debating making an offer on a very lightly used Trek 5200. I ride about 1500 miles a year, not all that fast. I am not heavy or especially demanding. I think the bike would be fine for my...
Forum: Touring
04-29-09, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,035
Posted By jwats

Centurion Pro Tour-54CM--Value?

I have a lightly used Pro Tour--a middle grade touring bike from mid 80s. It would be a wonderful and inexpensive way to start touring on a budget. I am the originial owner. What do you think it...
09-12-08, 07:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 233
Posted By jwats

hitch racks--inexpensive " drive ons?"

I am looking for a bike rack, and prefer the style that holds bike on a platform
rather than hanging...Both Thule (t2) and Yakima ( hold up) make a high end and lower priced
model..in the case of...
Forum: Touring
05-18-07, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By jwats

a Simple Spd question(s)

I am about to purchase a used touring bike and have a couple of basic pedal questions.

1. I use SPD Mtn bike pedals/cleats on my road bike with shoes that have recessed cleats--will any SPD ...
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