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198X Univega Touring

Old 10-02-16, 09:28 AM
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198X Univega Touring

I want to say this is a 1986(?) univega, but I can't remember. I was using this for a commuter, parked inside, and casual rides. Well, until the seat stays separated. As it sits, what would this guy be worth? I'm moving and need to get rid of it, and I know I'm going to take a bath on the parts vs. whole bike debate, but I only have two weeks before I have to get out of town.
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Old 10-02-16, 09:42 AM
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Put it on CL as a parts donor and ask $100. I'd sell the rack, fenders, and saddle separately. Brooks bring good money (you can ask 75-80% of new for it) and I'd ask 1/3 to 1/2 new for the rack and fenders.

You need to keep the prices reasonable if you want this to move in 2 weeks on CL. You can also pay $10 for an upgraded membership here on BF and sell it here. That saddle will go fast if you price it right. So will the parts and frame.

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Old 10-02-16, 10:16 AM
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Hold on a second! Just the extremely large frame size has to be worth more $$ to the right person. Like, maybe 50% more?
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Old 10-02-16, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by AlexCyclistRoch View Post
Hold on a second! Just the extremely large frame size has to be worth more $$ to the right person. Like, maybe 50% more?
The frame is broken. It can be fixed but it will cost money.
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Old 10-02-16, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
The frame is broken. It can be fixed but it will cost money.
Seatstays are an easy repair.
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Old 10-02-16, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
The frame is broken. It can be fixed but it will cost money.
I had a pipe dream that some tall guy would want a decent touring frame. They are hard enough to find already, so maybe with the idea of making a univega with 0 provenance a "custom" bike... I know that I've thought about it as a tall man. I know that its just wishful thinking.
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Old 10-02-16, 05:18 PM
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Not a pipe dream but hard to find the right buyer in 2 weeks. Why don't you take the bike with you and have it repaired? You won't be able to replace it easily.
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That's an easy repair, but it will still ruin the paint to fix it, so whoever buys it from you would need to consider the cost of a repaint.

If it's a Specialissima, it's worth money even with the broken seat stay. Maybe $200 considering the damage. These and the equivalent Miyata 1000 are sought after holy grail touring bikes. Ideally you find someone with a torch that wants a bike to do a 650B or conversion and is planning to mod it anyway.

If it's a Gran Turismo, it's worth considerably less. I wouldn't expect more than $100 in it's current broken condition. What does it say on the top tube?
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Even a Univega Gran Tourismo is worth at least $150 equipped with fenders and rack, even in 'damaged' condition IF all other components are in good condition. Heck, the wheelset is worth damn near $100!
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Old 10-02-16, 11:34 PM
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Sure, worth is greater than what it might sell for, especially on short notice. IMO if it's a Gran Turismo it would be worth $200, possibly more with the racks and the Brooks saddle. If it's a Specialissima, perhaps approaching $400 if someone really wanted one.
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Old 10-02-16, 11:58 PM
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I have no input on the worth of the frame, but you can get the year of the bike from the number on the BB. If it's an '86 it should start with the letter 'O', an 'N' if an '85, a 'P' if '87, etc. Also I just learned found that a Bikeflights shipment for me will only be $47 on the Univega I just bought to ship most of the way across the country. Food for thought if you really like the bike and might consider keeping it.
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Old 10-03-16, 08:07 AM
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Would say you should consider keeping it or part it out yourself. From experience I well say selling a damaged project/parts bike whole doesn't get you much money really only 50% of the parts value or less.
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Old 10-04-16, 08:20 PM
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Give it to charity. Get a receipt. Take a nice tax deduction. Or give it to the local bike co-op for good will.
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