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1986 Univega Gran Turismo - worth $400?

Old 12-06-20, 10:53 AM
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1986 Univega Gran Turismo - worth $400?

Hi, I am looking for a touring bike. is this bike worth $400? seems a bit high...
(newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/d/brooklyn-univega-gran-turismo-53cm/7241034382.html)

Greatly appreciate your input.
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Old 12-06-20, 11:34 AM
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It's going to need some stuff. Tires, saddle, bars rewrapped, full service. Frame seems to be in great shape. $200 would be better, at least IMO.
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I would pay $400 for that. Around here, getting out of the grocery store without spending $200 in CA dollars is an accomplishment. I'm sure NYC is far worse.

The frame looks to be in great shape. I would probably put on more sensible gearing and change the rear derailleur for touring. I had a 1981 Miayata 1000, which is fairly similar. It was a great bike.
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It all depends on your local market. Prices in NYC are definitely on the high side. wgscott could be right.

It is winter around here, so sales are slower.
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$400 is not a bad price for an upper end touring bike particularly in New York. Yes it's worth the price.
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Thanks everyone for your help!
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make sure the crankset and chainrings spin without a wobble. those biopace chainrings can be hard to find if bent...
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This is the kind of thing I was basing my value on. I got this bike today. Granted, it is a less desirable model year, larger frame, needs some stuff, and would have cost you $30 in gas and tolls to get it from Manhattan. But at $100, it was a pretty good deal. I still think $400 is high. If you haven't purchased yet, look in adjacent NJ.

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Originally Posted by kross57 View Post
This is the kind of thing I was basing my value on. I got this bike today. Granted, it is a less desirable model year, larger frame, needs some stuff, and would have cost you $30 in gas and tolls to get it from Manhattan. But at $100, it was a pretty good deal. I still think $400 is high. If you haven't purchased yet, look in adjacent NJ.
Thanks for the advice... I have not decided yet. I dont mind working on bikes and will broaden my search.

Do you or anyone know the original MSRP of this model? I am interested in the 85-86 model year, specifically.
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Originally Posted by miek View Post
Thanks for the advice... I have not decided yet. I dont mind working on bikes and will broaden my search.

Do you or anyone know the original MSRP of this model? I am interested in the 85-86 model year, specifically.
I do not, sorry. What size frame are you looking for?
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Originally Posted by miek View Post
Thanks for the advice... I have not decided yet. I dont mind working on bikes and will broaden my search.

Do you or anyone know the original MSRP of this model? I am interested in the 85-86 model year, specifically.
I do not, sorry. What size frame are you looking for?
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Originally Posted by kross57 View Post
I do not, sorry. What size frame are you looking for?
I am looking for 52-53cm frames. I like Univegas but that is not a must. Thanks for your help. I think I will wait a bit more for a better bike/ deal. It is winter anyway.
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Originally Posted by miek View Post
I am looking for 52-53cm frames. I like Univegas but that is not a must. Thanks for your help. I think I will wait a bit more for a better bike/ deal. It is winter anyway.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...rral_code=null
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Thanks very much for your help. Sorry I did not update the thread. I found a 1986 Gran Turismo... my size. So far, very happy with the bike. Thanks again.
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Old 12-14-20, 04:42 AM
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Thanks very much for your help. Sorry I did not update the thread. I found a 1986 Gran Turismo... my size. So far, very happy with the bike. Thanks again.
Super!! Enjoy your new bike!
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