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Old 04-14-12, 10:29 AM   #1
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1977 Univega Supra Sport? Worth $200?

I'm looking for an old road bike to commute with. I'm taking interest in this 77' Univega and would be able to get it for $200. I do feel I could do better at this price but want to hear yall's input on it. I can't find much information on this years model. Can I get some advice?

http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/2943779020.html
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Unless in a hot market, I think you could do better. No driveside pictures and the description is poor but this looks like a lower-end bike. Is that a bolt-on rear wheel? I can't tell.

Also, it looks more like a 54cm than a 56 to me. Measure before you buy. Sellers get the size and year wrong about 90% of the time..
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30 year old tires and original brake pads will need to be replaced for sure and unless it's been serviced recently it will have old grease. This is not a $250 bike where I live. More like $175 "IF" everything works properly and the frame is in good shape.
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Yeah I was feeling a lot more like $150-175 but he bought the bike for $300 and said he won't go lower than $250. I'm not really to wild about the bike itself either. I'm going to try and stay patient and find the right bike I feel confident about I guess.
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Yeah I was feeling a lot more like $150-175 but he bought the bike for $300 and said he won't go lower than $250. I'm not really to wild about the bike itself either. I'm going to try and stay patient and find the right bike I feel confident about I guess.
Just because he got ripped off doesn't mean you have to, haha. I would be thinking $150 max assuming everything works, especially since it'll need tires and who knows what else.
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Yeah I was feeling a lot more like $150-175 but he bought the bike for $300 and said he won't go lower than $250. I'm not really to wild about the bike itself either. I'm going to try and stay patient and find the right bike I feel confident about I guess.
Good idea. Keep your eyes out, and ask questions for sure. BTW most bikes of this 'vintage' came sized fractionally (in. instead of cm.) so the bike in the pic looks like a 21" frame.

Most bikes like this one were pretty solid as long as they weren't thrashed. Like the other posters said... plan on replacing brake pads, rubber and possibly cables + a good TU and you'll be OK.

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For example the bike below needs the same kind of work as the Univega you are looking at, but it's an Ironman!!. Keep looking and you will find something better for the $250 you will spend.

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/2955870274.html
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Came across this blue schwinn for $75. She measured (I don't know if she measured it correctly) and according to her measurement it's around 58-60cm so in my size range. Can anyone help me identify the model of this schwinn?

http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/2958495375.html
EDIT: It's a Schwinn Sprint. Can I get advice on this one? I hear they're pretty damn heavy. And is this price a little high for what it is?

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Nowhere near a 58cm, more like 52cm. This bike would not fit you. Also, even if it did, with a budget of $200 I would aim higher. Schwinn Sprint is really bottom of the barrel.
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If I was going to spend that kind of money in the Austin area I would lean more towards this bike: http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/2958613162.html
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If I was going to spend that kind of money in the Austin area I would lean more towards this bike: http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/2958613162.html
Yeah I really wish the bike was a little bigger. I'm thinking it'd be to small for me (5'11")
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There is also a Bridgestone RB-2 for about that price. I can't figure out their measurements but I think they are trying to say it's a 61cm.
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Doh Peugeot Sport http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/2940741922.html
seems a little overpriced though.
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Would be way overpriced here, but the fenders and rack are kinda cool. Maybe Austin is just that high of a market? I tried looking for something there and did not see much.

See, I would consider this a decent deal: http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/2958677321.html But obviously that's a mountain bike, not what you're looking for. In my experience finding a good deal on a road bike that's not trashed is much more difficult than finding a decent MTB.
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Thanks for the input so far guys!

Theres this 1999/2000 GT road bike for $250
austin.craigslist.org/spo/2959010391.html

All shimano just struck me. Looks like pretty solid components.
Though I kind of want something a little older but could paint it.
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Thanks for the input so far guys!

Theres this 1999/2000 GT road bike for $250
austin.craigslist.org/spo/2959010391.html

All shimano just struck me. Looks like pretty solid components.
Though I kind of want something a little older but could paint it.
The GT road frame of that vintage was a good quality frame, albeit a little on the stiff side.

RSX components were solid; 1st gen 'mid priced' STI brifters held up as long as they weren't abused.

One thing, though... with a 3 x 7 speed HG drive train, replacement cassettes and brifters may command top dollar.

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Theres this 1999/2000 GT road bike for $250
austin.craigslist.org/spo/2959010391.html
Yeah that is a fair price.

RSX was low end but solid, definitely not junk. If the STI shifters work I would go for it.
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Ugh still looking for the perfect bike. I could get this Peugeot frameset for $100 and buy a wheelset? This may be a little overpriced though.

http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/2964079835.html
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Ugh still looking for the perfect bike. I could get this Peugeot frameset for $100 and buy a wheelset? This may be a little overpriced though.

http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/2964079835.html
Too much. Stem shifters, turkey levers, carbolite frame? $100 might be a fair price if it had a wheelset. Looks rusty and neglected. I wonder what parts are even salvageable.
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Bah. The craigslist markets been fairly garbage the past couple of weeks. Must keep my patience
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Bare with me.

Peugeot Sport Touring: $240. I guess a little overpriced for a sport model but I do like it. Seems like it's priced at retail (the person is definitely a re-seller).
http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/2940741922.html
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Bare with me.

Peugeot Sport Touring: $240. I guess a little overpriced for a sport model but I do like it. Seems like it's priced at retail (the person is definitely a re-seller).
http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/2940741922.html
You already posted this one

See posts #13 and #14.
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Hahahahaha. Doh. Thanks
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Does this look larger than a 58cm frame?
http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/2942617528.html

Also there's a 70's Huffy. I just don't know much about vintage huffy's
http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/2965599097.html

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1) Yeah that's a HUGE frame. Probably 64-66cm.

2) Huffy bike is really bottom end. Lowest of the low. Should be more like $13.
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