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    Jack of all trades anixi's Avatar
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    Univega on CL, what do you think it's worth?

    It seems that this one is having trouble selling, been on CL for 3 weeks. I'm not familiar with Univega, any opinions? Forgot to add: goal is to either flip or if it's really good, to keep. I need a long top tube, though...


    "Late 80's mans Univega Viva sport road bike . 25" frame. Good shape just has not been ridden in many years. Needs tune up, probably tires."

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    Ok its been on the spokane CL for 3 weeks not going to be able to flip it...
    the asking price of $110 is good but as it is a tall frame not as easy to sell...
    I picked this gem at a bikeshop after the owner told the guy tall bikes don't sell easily or quickly for $200 and he threw in a Trek 400t elance for good measure



    if it were a little closer I would buy it
    Quote Originally Posted by anixi View Post
    It seems that this one is having trouble selling, been on CL for 3 weeks. I'm not familiar with Univega, any opinions? Forgot to add: goal is to either flip or if it's really good, to keep. I need a long top tube, though...


    "Late 80's mans Univega Viva sport road bike . 25" frame. Good shape just has not been ridden in many years. Needs tune up, probably tires."


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    I would like to see some better pics but I think it is closer to mid or early '80s.

    for the price if it fits and does not need work it seem like an OK deal for a rider. I am not a flipper so I can't say for sure but I don't think you can make much flipping it. you need to get your flippers covered with years of dust at yard sales or thrift stores
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    It would make a good commuter but it is a pretty big frame.
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    Flip? Forget it. Keeper? OK.

    +1 Early 80s, which usually means less desirable. Most Japanese manufacturers significantly improved their bikes throughout the 1980s. So a model that might have been really basic in the early 1980s might have been pretty darn good by the late 1980s. Typically, wheels, frame materials, and components were all improved.

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    Jack of all trades anixi's Avatar
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    I was thinking of offering $70, walking away if no go. Is that a high offer for an early 80's Uni?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anixi View Post
    I was thinking of offering $70, walking away if no go. Is that a high offer for an early 80's Uni?
    If the rims are aluminum, that would be a good deal. If the rims are chrome (steel), not so hot. Frame tubing should be marked with a decal on the seat tube. That style crank appeared quite a bit on lower end bikes. On the other hand, having DT shifters is a good sign. Viva Sport varied in quality depending on the year. And of course, who knows if parts are original (parts could be better or worse than what originally came with the bike). $70 around here does not buy much. So as long as you can do all the work needed on the bike, it is a deal at $70.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    If the rims are aluminum, that would be a good deal. If the rims are chrome (steel), not so hot. Frame tubing should be marked with a decal on the seat tube. That style crank appeared quite a bit on lower end bikes. On the other hand, having DT shifters is a good sign. Viva Sport varied in quality depending on the year. And of course, who knows if parts are original (parts could be better or worse than what originally came with the bike). $70 around here does not buy much. So as long as you can do all the work needed on the bike, it is a deal at $70.
    Thank you for the feedback, very valuable to me.

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