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Old 06-19-11, 03:21 PM   #1
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Univega Gran Turismo, 25" looks all original

Curious to know what you all think this might be worth. It's from the same guy I got the Trek 710 frame from a couple of weeks ago. Good guy.

I gave it a quick ride when picking up the Trek and it was pretty nice, but honestly i just don't need it so thought i'd throw it up here and see what you think:










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Old 06-19-11, 06:12 PM   #2
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I think Univegas like this are a little nicer than your average cr-mo 80's bike, but the little bit large size makes it a little less salable.
In road ready form, I'd guess around $175 then - maybe 200 to the appreciative buyer. (It's hard to crack the 200 barrier with 27" wheels though.)
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Old 06-19-11, 06:53 PM   #3
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Touring bikes tend to bring more, but unfortunately, this is the center pull brake version, and not the canti brake version. Jumbo size hurts as well. $225.
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Hmmm, he wants $400 for this one. His price on the Trek frame was good but looks like he's shooting high here. If anyone wants to contact him about it, his name is Dale and his email is [email protected].
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Not many Univegas worth $400, and this one is not one of them. Sold a nicer Gran Turismo with Canti brakes for under $300, and it was a more desirable size, and fully rehabbed.
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Is that really the original saddle?
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Not many Univegas worth $400, and this one is not one of them. Sold a nicer Gran Turismo with Canti brakes for under $300, and it was a more desirable size, and fully rehabbed.
My first flip was this Gran Premio garage queen which I sold for $370.. i just "DKO"ed it too

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My first flip was this Gran Premio garage queen which I sold for $370.. i just "DKO"ed it too

Woa! - And I thought Thrifty Bill's assessment was generous!

Truthfully, you would be hard pressed to get anything even remotely like that here!
Maybe prices in CA are much higher than I imagined.
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I got tons of responses to my ad asking $400 for it.. the bike looked almost NOS. Vintage road bikes are very popular in the SF Bay Area right now thanks to the whole fixie scene.

I also think that your ad can have a big impact on how much money you get from a sale. I spend a lot of time on my ads.. between taking pictures, processing them, researching the bike and writing the ad, I'll easily spend two hours creating an ad. My general philosophy is to make the ad as complete as possible, using clear language and large, high quality photographs. Even when taking pictures I try to make each one have some artistic appeal, which can increase the perceived appearance of the bike.

I then price the item on the high side of reasonable. The people who will be attracted to such an ad are those whose time is more valuable than their money. These people have money in hand but no time to waste going and looking at a bunch of bikes to find one they like. If you have clear pictures and sound like a normal person in your ad, you can ask for more than the guy who promises to "tex u pics"
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Well, I do all of the above, but I do not live in the greater San Fran area. Move to Hooterville and try to get $400 for that bike.....
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yeah, obviously supply and demand dictate what can be considered the "high side of reasonable"
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There's a nice one with canti brakes for sale in Denver right now for $300.
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I'm sure that's not the original saddle! One thing to note on this is the bike shop sticker from Bellflower Bike Shop, Bellflower being one of the countless SoCal Inland Empire cities. Which means little rain and probably little rust. I didn't inspect it closely but it looked pretty good. 400 is a lot, no question.
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