Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - Might buy a univega price seems steep
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11-10-11, 09:01 PM
Univega Sportour-S 12 Speed Touring Bicycle, It's on CL in my area and i really like this bike so far. I feel the seller wants a little too much though the condition is great, I got him down to $200 Here are some specs.
chromoly double-butted mangalight fork hi-tension
Derailleur: Suntour cyclone M-II
Shifter: Suntour Symmetric
Wheels: Araya 700c
Brakes: Dia Compe 400
What should i do? Get it. or forget it? let me know i might get it tomorrow. Thanks!
11-10-11, 10:08 PM
The general condition looks pretty nice. $200 is high but not out of the ballpark. Personally I don't think I'd pay more than $150.
Edit: my eyes played a trick on me.
11-10-11, 10:47 PM
looks fine to me how are they not attached?
11-10-11, 10:51 PM
Oh wow, my bad. I was looking at the second picture, thinking the bike was oriented upright rather than rotated 90 degrees. So ignore that comment...
11-11-11, 12:12 AM
I think that would sell pretty quickly for $200 on Portland craigslist. If you're looking for a rider, you ride it and like it, it's definitely worth it.
If the tubing sticker says Tange Champion I would buy it instantly.
11-11-11, 12:41 AM
Fastjake: It's all good, i'm pretty sure i want it but he is very firm at $200, maybe $180 if i go fetch it. Lester says its a good buy, i will definitely go check it out and try to negotiate.
My buddy rides a pretty nice looking Univega, not sure what model but it's older pretty nice condition, like a copper paint with yellow decal. It's a really great ride.
11-11-11, 12:58 AM
If you lived in FastJake's part of the country you could take it up a notch for the same price. I'd imagine this one would be too small for you, though.
11-12-11, 11:56 AM
I still might get this possibly, so if you know about the model i'd love to know more.
I was eyeballing that bike as well because it looks nice and also my size. Is it your size? Looks like a 58 to 60cm frame. IMO it's on the fence, if you can't get it for less than $200 I would spend $250-$275 and get something higher up the chain. There's plenty out there in SoCal.
11-12-11, 01:50 PM
Thanks tmh657 I got him down to 175, but i think i might wait a bit. everytime i wait i get something good but everytime i jump on stuff that is a little out of my price range i get screwed!
11-12-11, 04:49 PM
Got the Univega, but not the Sprotour... even better a Gran Premio! looks great and it's my size! i took some pics for you guys and would love to put a date on it! Thanks for helping me out as well, much appreciated!
Here are the specs and components:
Univega Gran Premio classic Univega blue, 63.5 cm Tange Champion Tubing, pretty nice shape no rust. Suntour Dropouts
Araya 27 in. with Sunshine Gyro Master hubs?
Suntour Downtube shifters
Suntour Cyclone FD & RD
SR Apex cranks
Dia Compe Calipers w/ Gran Compe levers
I think i did good, Let me know.
SR custom Road champ bars Clean! as well as SR forged stem
Orange velo saddle definitely has to go....
11-12-11, 05:16 PM
Nice! The early Cyclone stuff is cool. Mind telling how much you paid? And how tall you are? :P
11-12-11, 05:18 PM
Can't go wrong with a Tange Champion frame IMO. Bummer about no Cyclone hubs cuz they're beautiful and smooth. I've never heard of those hubs, so dunno how they are. I halfway suspect they're replacement wheels, but I'm not sure.
The MKS pedals you question marked are quite well regarded.
11-12-11, 05:19 PM
I traded a fixed gear Bottecchia that was too small for me that i built up (56 cm) I'm 6'1 i feel comfortable on a 60 cm to a 65 cm. My austro daimler is the same size as this one (63.5) and it should workout great for me!
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