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Old 09-07-12, 10:30 PM   #1
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Univega Rover Sport

Does anybody have any information on these Rover Sports? I ride this one daily and have the matching women's in storage. Both are at least 95% original.

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Old 09-08-12, 03:06 AM   #2
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Hello ChowJines, welcome to the forums. What is the frame material on these? Is both the frame and fork Chromoly? It looks to me like an '85/6ish All Terrain Bike (ATB) This was likely one or two up from the bottom of the line ATB/MTBs and while in great shape its appeal will be limited. I think maybe $100 each sounds fair.



They would make great city/campus bikes with a rack on the back and basket of some type in the front.
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Old 09-08-12, 03:49 AM   #3
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+1 While in great shape and likely a very nice rider. Mid 80's ATB's just don't have a lot of value only $100-125. So If it rides good you will get much more value out of this bike keeping and riding it than you will selling it.
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Univega was one of a long line of marketing brands during that era. Univega did not make a single bike, but they did have good partners build bikes for them. There is a long thread on Univega serial numbers and models on the forum.

Almost all MTBs from that era get little respect in the marketplace, so they make a great deal for someone looking for a good solid bike to ride. Originality from that era does not affect value, but can mean bike needs a thorough rehab (which does affect value).
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