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    What I believe is an early 80's Miyata help

    I do not know a whole bunch about this bike other than I believe it was from the early 80's and was a Japanese company. Supposedly they built some pretty good bikes. I also know it is made from Cr-Mo tubes. It is a pretty nice bike and seems to be in stock form. What all can you tell me about it? Is it worth much?







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    Is it hard to ride when you are constantly slipping off the back of the seat and onto the rear tire?





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    First road bike I ever had as a teenager was almost identical, so please understand I say this from a place of love/nostalgia. It is not worth much. It is not collectible. It's probably a bit heavy. But as far as a neighborhood bike goes it would be fine and would last a good long time.

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    Stay true to your beliefs.
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    As a form of transportation if you have none? Invaluable. And it's in good shape to boot.

    As a vintage road bike? No value beyond maybe $50 or $100 if someone was feeling excited from a nostalgic standpoint.

    As an old, bike boom era road bike, posted on a forum dedicated to MTB's? None.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    Is it hard to ride when you are constantly slipping off the back of the seat and onto the rear tire?
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    At first I thought this was going to be a DH joke, but then I looked again. This bike has been neglected in my closet for months after I fixed her up. I did not even bother fixing the seat angle.

    Eh, my feelings are not hurt. I figured it was not worth much. I was just hopeful that it would bring some for my next AM bike. Total investment was not much considering I got her for free and all it needed was brakes and tires.

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    gee, I love nondescript road bikes in a mountain bike forum....

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    Well, I am not going to join a stupid road bike forum just to ask this question. Its a love for bikes, so I do not give a ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carraig042 View Post
    Well, I am not going to join a stupid road bike forum just to ask this question. Its a love for bikes, so I do not give a ...

    -Brett
    so instead you come to a Mountain Bike Forum just to ask your stupid question? This is a Mountain Bike Forum because it is about MOUNTAIN BIKES! ..so don't expect anyone here to "give a ...." either.

    and I have nothing agaainst Miyatas, actually have a pretty nice one myself.

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    Funny how when you don't give a *****, you're liable to get some.
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    my wife's bike is a Miyata path that i bought for her from my store. Its much nicer than a Trek 800

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    The thread didn't really need a response because it doesn't belong here. I go to other forums, and when people post unrelated topics, it gets moved or deleted, not left up for people to post snarky comments and express exasperation-even when it's warranted, like in this case. This is MTBR.com, home to an ungodly number of forums-if you want freedom from this type of post, why not have a dedicated, members-only website where you can put up a gate and keep the unenlightened away?

    In all honesty, this kind of post is far less irritating to me than the 'guess what I found today at the LBS/craigslist/ebay' posts that are nothing more than a way to try to generate PM's and sell stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by da'HOOV View Post
    so instead you come to a Mountain Bike Forum just to ask your stupid question? This is a Mountain Bike Forum because it is about MOUNTAIN BIKES! ..so don't expect anyone here to "give a ...." either.

    and I have nothing agaainst Miyatas, actually have a pretty nice one myself.
    I did not just come here to ask a road bike question. I have been a member of this forum for 2 years. I received several appropriate answers on this topic. What is not needed at any forum is someone to post useless **** that stirs people up.

    FYI- I hate road biking. I used it to commute for a very short time. I then learned riding the bus is more fun...

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    Quote Originally Posted by da'HOOV View Post
    gee, I love nondescript road bikes in a mountain bike forum....

    You really don't have the moral high ground on this issue.
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