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Old 05-12-15, 08:05 AM
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Going to pick this one up today...

I am a Univega fan...I have a Viva Sport 63cm and the one listed here is 60cm. I want to try a smaller frame, I think the one I ride now may be a little big for me as I am 6'2". What do you say about this deal, I have talked to the guy already and got it down to $60.

Univega Touring / Road Bike
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Old 05-12-15, 08:24 AM
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Very good price. Components alone are worth that.
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Old 05-12-15, 08:51 AM
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Fmv @ $50-$60.
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that's still a big frame
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Old 05-12-15, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
that's still a big frame
Yea...I feel like on my 63cm that I am stretched out a little so I need a shorter top tube
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Old 05-12-15, 09:28 AM
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I have a 12 speed rear wheel I could pull from a Centurion Cavaletto parted out bike I have in my shop...would that work?
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Originally Posted by Flyboy718 View Post
I have a 12 speed rear wheel I could pull from a Centurion Cavaletto parted out bike I have in my shop...would that work?
Yep.
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I'd ask the seller for the top tube c-t-c measurement just to be sure it's enough shorter than your current frame for a comfortable fit.
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Got her home yesterday for $60 and here is some pics. She sure is pretty! It was advertised as a 60cm...but according to my tape measure that is not the case it looks to be a 63cm? The wheels I took off my Viva Sport just for the pictures. I did get the rims but the rear rim is beyond repairable but the front rim is fine...no tires. Looks like only thing not original is the seat and post. Serial starts with an 'M' so this should be a 1984.
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I like red bikes, but yeah, that's for big boys
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Originally Posted by Flyboy718 View Post
Got her home yesterday for $60 and here is some pics. She sure is pretty! It was advertised as a 60cm...but according to my tape measure that is not the case it looks to be a 63cm? The wheels I took off my Viva Sport just for the pictures. I did get the rims but the rear rim is beyond repairable but the front rim is fine...no tires. Looks like only thing not original is the seat and post. Serial starts with an 'M' so this should be a 1984.
Weird thing on sizing, its the #1 thing sellers get wrong. And it is so easy to measure, and 15 seconds on the web, and anyone should be able to do it. Fortunately, whether it fits or not, just a few parts off that bike cover the price paid.

The flip side is that knowledgeable sellers tend to price their bikes higher. So the choice is sketchy information + attractive price or great information at a high price.

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Old 05-13-15, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Weird thing on sizing, its the #1 thing sellers get wrong. And it is so easy to measure, and 15 seconds on the web, and anyone should be able to do it. Fortunately, whether it fits or not, just a few parts off that bike cover the price paid.

The flip side is that knowledgeable sellers tend to price their bikes higher. So the choice is sketchy information + attractive price or great information at a high price.
Yea. My Viva Sport is same size 63cm...so no harm no foul sort of. Was really wanting to try a 60cm because I am thinking the top tube on my 63cm may be a little long...feel like I have a little too much weight on my hands.
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I think you got a good price on it. FWIW, you can check it out in all of the 1980s catalog glory. I wish catalogs still looked like this today https://univegacatalogs.files.wordpr...ga-catalog.pdf
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I like that bike.
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Originally Posted by FastJake View Post
I think you got a good price on it. FWIW, you can check it out in all of the 1980s catalog glory. I wish catalogs still looked like this today https://univegacatalogs.files.wordpr...ga-catalog.pdf
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I like that bike.
Thanks man! Tires and tubes should be here before the weekend...it's just killing me waiting to ride it.
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