Check out this '87 Miyata Ridge Runner Team. It is decked out with a Shimano Deore XT M730. I ride a 1990 Miyata Ridgerunner team with Deore DX.
Awesome six speed Deore XT thumbies. Love the thumbies because the mounting body is fully casted and the shifters can be switched from index mode to friction mode.
Fully lugged frameset, including the fork crown. Which is something I wished my 1990 Ridgerunner had.
Full Miyata Triple butted cromo steel. Which is the same steel the 1990 RRT has. Except that the 1990 has a unicrown fork.
Place this bike up next to a 2015 model and they are not much different. Except you are getting more bike per dollar on the Miyata.
Can't beat it. Comes with vintage frame bag and frame pump.
Love the Turbo saddle this bike has. I love all the Selle San Marcos Turbo saddles. Vintage saddles though. ooh my, got to keep them vintage. They do make awesome reissues... but the vintage.... yum. lol. Miyata made some of the best framesets around. Not only for their own company, but for other MTB companies aswell. Like Specialized, and Univega. The thing that sets the Ridge Runner Teams apart is the the full cromo steel and the triple butted tubing. Specialized did have the awesome looking fork, but I believe Miyata has the better functioning fork. Not an issue if you were going to swap out the fork for a suspension fork.
Slap on some pedals and you're good to roll.