Built this one up for the lady.
1984 Miyata with mixture of SR and Shimano components bought off eBay a few months ago ($116). The bike was in unridden condition, apparantely the guy I bought it off had chronic foot pain and so never actually rode it… the brake pads and rims showed no sign of wear. The only problem was that all the components had mild corrosion and the frame had speckled rust along the stays because he lived near the beach. The frame went off for a powder coat ($100) and I got some wet-dry sandpaper and steel wool ($8) and had a fun Easter weekend of polishing. The stem and cranks ‘came up a treat’, but I wasn’t too fussy with the brakes and pedals.
Required a new chain ($10), 5 x single stack bolts ($5), 18t freewheel ($25), ‘track’ wheelset ($118) and new bar tape ($15). Total cost $397.