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1983 Univega Superstada, mostly stock

Old 05-13-15, 06:10 PM
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1983 Univega Superstada, mostly stock

Here is my 83 univega superstrada, mostly stock, some frame imperfections from riding (TINY bit of surface oxidation pictured, NO dents whatsoever or deep scratches). No rust inside, I framesavered it with boiled linseed oil (messy but aromatic). Stock parts are mostly Dura Ace (headset, stem, shifters, derailleurs, brakes, cranks, rear hub), some replaced parts are:
- seatpost is vintage fluted SR
- front wheel is Shimano 600 with a Campy rim (rear is original Dura Ace hub)
- kept the funky leather stitched bar wrap

Anyhow, got this in rough visual condition, cleaned it up and repacked all bearings (headset, hubs, bottom bracket is a newer shimano so didn't grease)- rides great and looks great. Two things have me down:
- I don't like downtube shifters. Tried several rides, just too sketchy for me. I'd prefer not to add brifters and wreck the bike's classic appeal.
- the tubular tires scare me, as I won't know what to do with a flat.

Any thoughts on value? Hope to get it into appreciative hands. I tried a bunch of times to post pix, opened a photobucket account - I must just be an idiot. So I chose to list it on craigslist to provide photos - here is a link if you want to take a look-see and help with pricing 1983 Univega Superstrada . Might smell a bit like I'm trying to sell here, but I'm not going to ship, and I tried and tried to post a few pix (why so hard?? or why am I such an idiot that I can't post).

Thanks all.
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Old 05-13-15, 07:30 PM
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Don't know if it's a higher end frame, sounds like it from the components though.
It might take a bit, but I wwouldn'the shocked to see it sell for $300. Maybe $50 less, but I personally would wait a month.

Nice looking bike, for sure.

I would toss in the frame size for that cl post. Just a suggestion.

Oh and pics- there is a little icon 3rd from the right in the group of icons above where you type. Just click that and you can upload pics from the computer/device you are using. Select 'from computer' and click 'choose file' to find the pics you want. Click 'upload' and it should embed text in the message that will be a picture when you post.
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Old 05-13-15, 08:02 PM
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Super Strada was a high end bike, tange champion tubing likely Miyata built. Agree on size (is it 56 or 58?) and take some better pictures, the fork on that deserves a closeup. May be some rust ding/damage near the shifter? As always univegas are under loved so will depend on local market. The tubulars are a turn off to most, but the person that knows that bike will probably not mind. Hard to judge value but I would think 250-300 is probably fair price, just depends on local inventory, buyers, etc.
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great bike. take better pics. background is too cluttered. if the pics are great (with the first being the best drive side pic of the whole bike), you should try for $400 or more.
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Old 05-14-15, 08:05 AM
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Thanks for info and tips folks. Took better drive side shot (to be updated later), changed a few words, added 56 cm (oops), and took a better shot of the area above the shifter - it looks worse in the photo, paint is missing, but no ding whatsoever. Touch-up paint?

I've sold 2 celeste Bianchi Nuova Alloros from the early 80s ($400 each), and as I recall neither felt near as light or smooth as this. I guess that is the "univegas are under loved" dailycommute is talking about.

Again, thanks all.
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Hey

I crossed checked the 83 miyata catalog, and really your univega is spec the same as the team miyata. I would say 300 is a good value for someone who knows this and may be underpriced. You could probably get more on ebay but deal w/ 15% commission + shipping may be a hassle. A good LBS can pack and you can bikeflight to lower 48 for 40-70 generally.

Nice bike for sure, glad it is not a 58 or 61 (my size)
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I think the price is fair and you should likely get it but it may take while though. As for the add I would go with more posative wording and avoid mentioning scratches, dents or rust it just makes buyers think of these things. There is no reason to mention potential issues the bike doesn't have.
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