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Exceptional 1985 Univega Gran Turismo value

Old 07-26-22, 03:40 PM
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Exceptional 1985 Univega Gran Turismo value

I've decided touring bikes aren't for me so I'm thinking of selling or trading this
1985 Gran Turismo.56 cm Everything is original except the freewheel even the seat and bartape.
You can tell by the wear on the seat this bike was ridden very little. What would be a good asking
price?








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Old 07-26-22, 04:59 PM
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Really great pics. I'd have a hard time letting this one go. I don't know how close you may live to a major population area as that will impact the value. I'd value it at $500, but I'm pricing based on what that bike might command in a middling sized city in the Midwest which is where I live. The market for vintage bikes here is just not that strong.
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Very nice! Sadly the Univega Gran Turismo just doesn't show up on many buyer's list. Price is very location specific. Will need that buyer that appreciates the bike and its condition.
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Old 07-28-22, 04:30 AM
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That’s a nice ride. I’m fairly ignorant to the ways of Univega but I’m going to put this bike in a class with mid-level Japanese tourers such as the Centurion Pro Tour and Panasonic Pro Touring. I do not believe it to reside in the rarified air of the Miyata 1000 or Specialized Expedition.

That said, I see the typical value for a local sale of a mid-level Japanese tourer in the $200-$300 range. OP’s bike is pristine so maybe it can garner closer to $400.
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Old 07-31-22, 10:02 AM
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Looks like with the handlebars back a bit the OP is having the same problem I have always had with vintage bikes. To much reach, and uncomfortable......

Perfect, yep $400 sounds right for the model. Probably just a tad less unless in southern California.........
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Old 08-07-22, 03:55 PM
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That is a fine bicycle, thank you for keeping it in such fantastic condition!

Personally, I think $400 to $500 is too low, yes it could depend on where you live, but that bike is in superb condition, I've seen those go for $700 and not be original! So, I would say at the very least it's worth $700. If I lived near you, I would be rushing over to give you $400 to $500 and not mention it's worth $700, but I would be using it. There are some collectors, that upon seeing the condition of that bike will not only give you the $700 and not blink an eye to pay for shipping on top of it.

If you want to sell it, I would put it on Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace, as well as eBay. But before you do watch YouTube videos on how to pack a bike for shipping, it's not that difficult, but you have to make sure the bike won't get scratched, and loose parts are padded and taped against the box so as not to contact the frame of the bike, and use pipe insulation to protect the frame tubing and fork, and bubble wrap to protect the derailleurs and everything else, It's not difficult, more time consuming than difficult. You can get a bike box from any bike shop, they'll usually give one to you for free. Take pictures from start to finish so in case there is some question about damage you have proof there was none on the bike, the parts, nor while being packed, and the box wasn't damaged.
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During the quarantine and the bike supply chain disruptions, you could have picked up several hundred pretty easy. Now that the bike shops are full of new bikes, the used vintage bike market is pretty soft. I wouldn't hold out for more than $300 for it. If you put some brand new rim tape, tubes &, tires maybe more.
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Originally Posted by ramzilla View Post
During the quarantine and the bike supply chain disruptions, you could have picked up several hundred pretty easy. Now that the bike shops are full of new bikes, the used vintage bike market is pretty soft. I wouldn't hold out for more than $300 for it. If you put some brand new rim tape, tubes &, tires maybe more.
Those are brand new rim tape, tubes and tires
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Tires are backwards
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Old 08-18-22, 10:14 AM
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Even in California, I don't think that would sell for more than $350-$400 max... Good luck with the sale.
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Very pretty, but it'll depend on where you live.
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