Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - My latest find. Older Univega
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Picked up a nice little Univega with Suntour Sprint Components, 700c Araya Super Tough Rims, Campy Pedals and Italia saddle. I gave it the overhaul with new cables, bar tape, grease and a wax. Have a set of new hoods on order. Any idea of value with or without the Campy Pedals. Seems the pedals go for a little bit on fleabay. I also have the chain, just did not have it on yet in the picture. Pedals also were not jazzed up yet.
01-22-12, 07:10 PM
01-22-12, 07:23 PM
Since the bike does not have all Campy I think you could safely sell the pedals separately without losing anything on the bike. I run clipless pedals so I've sold many bikes without pedals, it hasn't been a deal-breaker yet. IMO pedals are a personal choice like saddles, if I bought that bike with those pedals they would sit in a box or get sold.
As far as valuing the bike, once things get into the higher end there is more variation in value. I'm not that familiar with Univega so I don't know if this is a "run of the mill" high end bike or something really special. What's the frame tubing? I know I wouldn't sell it for less than $300.
It has triple butted chromoly frame tubes and stays.
Double check that fork, it looks like it is tweaked back slightly. Great looking bike!
+1 Sell it without the pedals. They don't match the group anyway.
Chrome stays and Sprint components are a sign of a higher end model.
Come riding season, $300 around here. +1 Limiting factor is that Univegas do not get the market response of better known brands.
+1 To Tmar's comment, that stem is short, that's a size I find on small frame bikes. The average buyer might not care, a more sophisticated buyer will probably deduct for that stem, unless their proportions are really unusual.
I do see what you are saying. I believe it is the angle of the photo.
01-23-12, 04:35 AM
I would check the fork closer too
The pedals look like Chorus era and would likely bring a nice penny on their own after a good cleaning.
Univegas don't get much love. they made some great bikes at good prices, this might have sold for 50 to 70 less the a Bianchi Campione de Italia (a comperable Sprint bike in the day) but they are just not that well known these days.
OH I see you areadly looked into the pedals, well rather than waste your time on ebay you can always post them to me at....
+1 regarding the fork, though this could be due to a wide angle lens. The Sprint appears to be non-AccuShift, so this should be a circa 1986-1987 Gran Premio. The serial number will tell us the exact year. It's good that you have new hoods on order, as most people ride on them and missing hoods are a serious drawback. While rewrapping the bars, I would have replaced the stem, as it is very short for the frame size. Your typical rider will probably feel cramped on the bicycle. Personally, if I were buying this bicycle I'd knock $40-50 off the price for having to replace the stem. Value is higly dependent on local market conditions. In my area, in season, this would bring about $225-$250 with the hoods, assuming there is no issue with the fork or frame.
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