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Old 05-13-16, 04:15 PM
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Univega Supra Sport

I have my eyes on this Univega Supra Sport - https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/5578378549.html.

Anybody have any thoughts on this bike? I know these are lower end Japanese bikes but I'm thinking the price could be right in the market.

Thanks in advance!
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Ah, thanks! Sorry I'm a total n00b.
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Originally Posted by csteiner
I have my eyes on this Univega Supra Sport - https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/5578378549.html.

Anybody have any thoughts on this bike? I know these are lower end Japanese bikes but I'm thinking the price could be right in the market.

Thanks in advance!
Univegas are NOT 'lower end' by any stretch of the imagination. In the early-mid 80s (which that one looks like) the frames were made by Miyata, to Ben Lawee's specifications. Univega had a whole bunch of model names (we've cataloged over 30 here on BF.net!). A detailed component list, as well as frame serial number would be helpful in assigning a value.
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This one looks to be from 84 or so and basically original. So fairly nice lugged cro-mo frame with Suntour dropouts and Blue Line components and araya alloy wheels. Looks to be in pretty good shape a bit rough cosmetically and likely needs a full servicing so figure on spending another $100 or so on top the purchase price. The price is about FMV if everything is in good working order. These make great riders for the price and are a bit under valued compared to a lot of similar mid level bikes.
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Ah, did not mean to say it was a lower end brand, just a lower model Univega! Thanks for your input!
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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj
Univegas are NOT 'lower end' by any stretch of the imagination. In the early-mid 80s (which that one looks like) the frames were made by Miyata, to Ben Lawee's specifications. Univega had a whole bunch of model names (we've cataloged over 30 here on BF.net!). A detailed component list, as well as frame serial number would be helpful in assigning a value.
I think that the OP meant that the Supra Sport was an entry level model, as opposed to mid-range or high end. Personally, I'd place right around the cusp between entry level and mid-range.. The wheels appear to have been upgraded to 700C based on the Presta valves and the pads being located at the very bottom of the caliper adjustment range. We usually see these with SunTour AR/ARX, so BL is another nice surprise.
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Many people around here have never even heard about Univega bikes (other than the newer MTBs), and don't realize that the were a very good 'mid-range' brand back in the day. A LOT better than a BSO from a big box store!!! Sorry for the assumption on my part.

I too noticed the SunTour BL rear derailleur, but couldn't make out the front. Likewise, the Presta-valve rims. AND in the one pic, you can see that the writing on the toptube says VIVA SPORT. So this make it identical to my '84 Viva Sport (as purchased). Rims - on mine at least - were Araya 27x1. So we're talking double-butted CrMo main triangle, oversized rear stays, Mangalite fork, same crank, same Sunshine Gyromaster sealed hubs as a Miyata 710 of the same year. 27" Wheels and BL derailleurs (if they were the same as mine) lower the comparison a bit, but still a very nice bike! I paid $135 for mine in the softer Cleveland market two years ago. West Coast would bring a premium, so that one appears to be around fair market value.

I have since upgraded mine a bit -- to SunTour Cyclone derailleurs (the same derailleurs as the '84 Miyata 710), better seatpost and saddle, AGC aero brake levers, VO road pedals, changed shifters to SunTour barcons. When I was all done with my modifications, I weighed mine (same 57cm size as the OP) and it came out at 24.15 pounds wearing Pasela TG tires.

Here's a pic of mine when it was almost done. Needed to install chain and adjust derailleurs and finish off cables...

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Originally Posted by csteiner
I have my eyes on this Univega Supra Sport - https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/5578378549.html.

Anybody have any thoughts on this bike? I know these are lower end Japanese bikes but I'm thinking the price could be right in the market.

Thanks in advance!
Good riding bikes, but not light compared to most 'triple-butted' bikes.
Got one, like it, but it is a bit of a porker.

Edit: My comments here referred to the 1984 Supra Sport model, based on the title of the thread. If this is another Univega model (CL posting was deleted), all bets are off, as I don't know about them. Thx.

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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj
Many people around here have never even heard about Univega bikes (other than the newer MTBs), and don't realize that the were a very good 'mid-range' brand back in the day. A LOT better than a BSO from a big box store!!! Sorry for the assumption on my part.

I too noticed the SunTour BL rear derailleur, but couldn't make out the front. Likewise, the Presta-valve rims. AND in the one pic, you can see that the writing on the toptube says VIVA SPORT. So this make it identical to my '84 Viva Sport (as purchased). Rims - on mine at least - were Araya 27x1. So we're talking double-butted CrMo main triangle, oversized rear stays, Mangalite fork, same crank, same Sunshine Gyromaster sealed hubs as a Miyata 710 of the same year. 27" Wheels and BL derailleurs (if they were the same as mine) lower the comparison a bit, but still a very nice bike! I paid $135 for mine in the softer Cleveland market two years ago. West Coast would bring a premium, so that one appears to be around fair market value.

I have since upgraded mine a bit -- to SunTour Cyclone derailleurs (the same derailleurs as the '84 Miyata 710), better seatpost and saddle, AGC aero brake levers, VO road pedals, changed shifters to SunTour barcons. When I was all done with my modifications, I weighed mine (same 57cm size as the OP) and it came out at 24.15 pounds wearing Pasela TG tires.

Here's a pic of mine when it was almost done. Needed to install chain and adjust derailleurs and finish off cables...

Pretty! Thanks for the info and inspiration!
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