198? Nuovo Sport
I'm quite new to road bikes and totally new to Bike Forums and have been eyeballing a Univega Nuovo Sport on Boston Craigslist all afternoon. I unfortunately don't know the year or if it's Japan-made, but to my untrained eye it seems to be from the 80s. I've been digging through the archives here but can't seem to find any run-down of the Nuovo Sport's quality other than it was a lower-mid level bike.
From the CL ad:
Univega Nuovo Sport Road Bike
54cm seat tube with a stand over of 31 inches should
fit riders about 5'6" to 5'9".
12 speeds with Suntour front derailleur and stem mounted shifters
Shimano SIS rear derailleur
Dia Compe centerpull brakes
27 inch alloy wheels
Bike was just given a thorough reconditioning. Parts and frame cleaned, lubed and tuned up.
Any identifiable worn bits replaced.
New Parts Installed:
Tires and Tubes
Works perfectly and rides great.
The seller wants $220 for it. Getting a decent bike for less than $150 seems near impossible in this area, and I have neither the time nor the ability (nor the income!) for a fixer-upper right now. So I think I'm mostly stuck in the $200ish range, barring a stroke of brilliant luck. Is this a bike that's worth that?
It seems like Flickr doesn't want me posting my pictures here (been years since I've last posted regularly on forums and apparently the rules have changed). Instead, a link to the four picture set: Never mind. Figured it out. See the first reply! Sorry!
Last edited by m.finch; 11-27-11 at 08:09 PM.