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Old 09-18-07, 08:04 PM   #1
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Univega Sport Tour

So here's my question. I just sold a Univega Sport tour from about 1985 for 50 dollars, was that bike worth anything more? It was in good condition but the seat post was seized. I ask only because so many people responded so quickly to my add. One person I talked to on the phone restored bikes as a hobby and was very familiar with the bike. The person who bought it knew, when I talked about it being a Sport Tour as opposed to just a sport, immediately pointed out my decorative lugs.
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Worth way more than that, I have a 55 cm frame for sale also
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Old 09-18-07, 10:03 PM   #3
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So here's my question. I just sold a Univega Sport tour from about 1985 for 50 dollars, was that bike worth anything more? It was in good condition but the seat post was seized. I ask only because so many people responded so quickly to my add. One person I talked to on the phone restored bikes as a hobby and was very familiar with the bike. The person who bought it knew, when I talked about it being a Sport Tour as opposed to just a sport, immediately pointed out my decorative lugs.
I think it's really hard to figure out what the "right" price is for a bike. I just bought '86 Univega Arrowpace for $75 at a garage sale a couple of weeks ago. They were asking $95 and I think they would have been happy to get $50 after it sat there a couple of days.

Their craigslist add was light on details and had no pictures. The garage sale they were selling it at was held during the week and ended at 5 pm both days. They sort of handicapped themselves.

I don't know much about Sport Tours. The bike I bought is an odd mix of entry, mid-level, and higher end components. The frame is decent quality but nothing spectacular as far materials go (chromoly main triangle, forged dropouts). Aside from the tires it was in very good condition. It also has a nice candy apple red/silver paint scheme.

So while I did have a little buyers remorse thinking I could have got it for $50, life is too short to worry about the $25.00 difference.

You got the price you wanted and the buyer was happy to pay it. Everybody wins.
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Old 09-18-07, 10:22 PM   #4
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I just sold an '84 Univega "Viva Sport" for $200 on Craigslist. It was in very good condition and included bottle cage, bottle, Zefal XP framepump and seat bag. Sounds like your buyer got a good deal...
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I just sold an '84 Univega "Viva Sport" for $200 on Craigslist. It was in very good condition and included bottle cage, bottle, Zefal XP framepump and seat bag. Sounds like your buyer got a good deal...
Sounds like your buyer got a bad deal,that bike cost $200 new. Used bikes are not easy to put a value on.
The one member here just posted his frame's for sale. I see that alot,folks strip a bike,keep,use or sell the parts then sell the bare frame. The same model at the same price complete doesn't sell. Univegas or any 27" wheeled bike can go fo $35 to $135,I've paid .99 cents, I've paid $160, none of it is logical or at all consistant. As the one member just said,if the buyer/seller is satisfied, it's all that matters. Other aspects come into play; the condition overall, a bad part or tires. I'll concluded that a $100 complete bike that needs no repair or major parts is a better deal the a $10 fixer-upper with a bad wheel,old tires etc. That is to say if you want a functional bike to ride. Buying bikes to fix, any number of choices will do.
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