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Question about Miyata road bikes(4 posts)

Question about Miyata road bikesgaleek
May 8, 2002 1:09 PM
I am trying to get a used road bike for commuting. I have three offers now. All of them are Miyata road bikes and models are 310, 610, 710. I guess thay are from mid 80's. I am wondering anyone knows in what order from the high to the low end they are. Thanks.
Just guessing here, but...cory
May 8, 2002 1:29 PM
I think you're right about the vintage--can't remember exactly, but a friend bought a Miyata at the same time I bought my Motobecane, and I'm pretty sure that was 1985.
I'm guessing on the model progression, but unless I have Miyata confused with Trek, they got better as the numbers went up. If they still have original components, you should be able to tell from the parts, if you can find anybody who can remember what Shimano sold in those days. On a bike that old that you just plan to ride (rather than restore for collector value), I'd say fit and condition are more important than whether it had Shimano 600 or Suntour VGT, or whatever those things were.
re: Question about Miyata road bikesyzfrr11
May 9, 2002 9:38 AM
I had a Miyata 710. I got it in 1983 for about $315 I think. Sugino cranks and a suntour hubs I think. Tange strait gauge steal tubing.
Question about Miyata road bikesyzfrr11
May 9, 2002 9:40 AM
Oh yeah, 912 was one step up from 710.