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    Sterling Superlight-SIS for $10 - anyone know anything about it?

    Picked up a Sterling Superlight-SIS today for $10, but I can't find hardly anything about it online. All I could find is that it may be a sub-brand of Univega, and I can't find any serial number database to know what year it is. I am thinking it is early 90's but not sure.

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    After adjusting the brakes and airing up the tires it rides nice and smooth and comfortable. It is Tange 1000 Cr-Mo frame, Shimano Light Action stem shifters and derailers, Sakae crank, Sachs-Huret front wheel odometer, nice lugs, Joytech hubs and Araya alloy rims.

    Did it do okay for $10? Anyone have any info about these bikes or ideas/thoughts?
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    Nice mid-level Japanese bike from the late 1980's. I think you did great for $10.

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    Heck, any rideable bike for $10 is a deal! That looks really nice too. Nice find!

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    $10 for this? I am not sure if it qualifies as the deal of the century but if it fits you did pretty good. These Sterlings were actually a sister line to Univega. Univega used the sterling label on their kids bikes but also made some decent adult bike. This bike may have sold for say $50 less than the a comparble Univega.

    I am just worried about fit since the seat looks really low. Looks like with a good tune up and some wrap on the handlebars you'll have a great rider.

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    Tell ya what, I'll buy that odometer for $10 plus the shipping, and it will be a free bike to you.

    Nice find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
    Tell ya what, I'll buy that odometer for $10 plus the shipping, and it will be a free bike to you.

    Nice find.
    You have got a deal! Send me your Paypal email address through email or PM and after I pack it and weigh it I'll send you a PayPal request with the total amount.
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    Good find, outstanding price. I've had a Sterling pass thorugh my hands. Decent bike brand. Comparable to other LBS brands of the 80's. Have fun with it, ride it like you stole it, cause you darn near did.
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