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Need a little info on a nice Araya Competition mixte please

Old 01-20-22, 07:31 PM
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Need a little info on a nice Araya Competition mixte please

I canít find much online. What is a fair price ? Thanks









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Old 01-20-22, 08:13 PM
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Great photos, which is mainly what I wanted to say. It looks like a good rider that might be attractive to a college student. $100???
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Old 01-20-22, 09:40 PM
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They can go higher than $100 in hot markets. Do some local research if you can. Get a feel for similar bikes. Paint looks decent. Since it is in a stand I assume it has been serviced, but no guarantee so make sure to ask. Also make certain the seat post and he stem aren't frozen.
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That is likely the Araya M-35 - Mixtie version. I sold Araya's for years and they are a good Japanese utilitarian bicycle. Not the quality of Fuji, but a great value. There is nothing particularly special about this bike and I think you should be able to acquire a bike like this for $50-100 in most locations. Mostly because there are a lot around. Cleaned up and tuned that would be a great multipurpose bike for commuting or recreational riding.
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Have you seen the 2020 Danish action/comedy, Riders of Justice with Mads Mikkelsen? It's great. In it, a lot of people come to a tragic end over a bike just like this. So, to some people, it can be worth ... almost everything.

I live in a bike big bike community. So, with minimal cleaning, this one's probably worth $200 if it's smooth, brakes, shifts, and the tires hold air. I would do a full overhaul, add cork grips, cheap Kendas (if needed) and vintage Japanese pedals. Then take It outside for pics in a beautiful park, and list it for $340 in the Spring. It's a pretty bike ... that may be just the beginning to a serious and dramatic outcome. See that movie!
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When doing pricing comparisons, focus less on brand and model, and more on basic construction. Compare to similar bikes, in similar condition. In my market, its about $50 as it sits. Depends on your location. When I lived close to a college, bikes like this would bring $200 easy.
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I would keep the Jim Blackburn rack.
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The rear tire looks new, the front tire appears to be not so new with cracked sidewalls. While it is in a Park rack as has been mentioned, I don't see a lot of evidence that the bike has been serviced well. However it is in reasonable survivor condition. In my market were I looking for a mixte for my wife I would be a buyer at $40 bucks but reasonable asking prices I suppose would be about $50 to $75.
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