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Univega Competizione - Big Boy

Old 01-06-23, 07:38 PM
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Univega Competizione - Big Boy

This bike appears to be all original but it is way too big for me. I originally bought it for the parts but, after cleaning it up I feel it may be better to keep it together for the next guy. So, if you're the next guy that is in the market for one of these, what's it worth to you? Please take a look and advise whether I should pull the parts or keep it together.
Frame size 62 cm ctc
Superbe hubs, FD, RD
Araya red label aero rims
Brakes AGC levers and calipers
MKS Esquarts pedals
Nitto stem and handlebar

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Aero seat post, rainbow sticker....

Aero rims




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Old 01-07-23, 10:13 AM
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What a beauty, in my size even, I would not be able to sell.

I would put a price of $550 obo, and see how it shakes out.
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Old 01-07-23, 10:27 AM
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It's a really nice bike I would say $500-600 to the right buyer. But it will likely be a tough sell that takes awhile and some patience to move the market for large road bikes with DT shifters is pretty small.
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Old 01-08-23, 09:33 AM
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Nice bike in great condition. There’s what we want it to be worth and then there’s what the market will pay. I just don’t see someone offering $500 for this bike. Feels like $350ish to me. I want it to be worth over $500 so hopefully I’m wrong!
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Old 01-08-23, 10:03 AM
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It looks like a very nice old bike and it would be great if it could stay in one piece. That being said, in my area, NE Oklahoma, I don't know that I would be able to ask more than $300 and then I would probably have to be very patient until someone came along to offer $250. And if I had a frame in my size that the components would be period correct for, I may reluctantly strip it and then hope to sell the frameset. That is what would make the most financial sense for me. Other's mileage may vary.

In the end, I hope a tall fellow comes along and saves it from the fate I would possibly have to give it.
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DT shifter bikes tend to hit a price ceiling, unless they are something really desirable (think Italian or Chicago Paramount as examples). Otherwise, the vast majority of buyers out there HATE DT shifters.

XL size is also an impediment to selling.

In my local market, I might be the only buyer out there.
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Old 01-09-23, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by tmnguuyen View Post
This bike appears to be all original...
One thing that's not original is the awful cable routing for the rear brake. Exiting the bars, the cable needs to route in front of the front brake cable and around the non-drive side of the stem. This way, it won't rub the paint of the head tube. It usually goes on the non-drive side of the seatpost as well, but this can be dictated by the cable entry of the rear brake.
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$350-400...

a bit lower would move it faster; at a higher price it is more likely to languish while awaiting a highly motivated buyer.

These are really nice bicycles.
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
DT shifter bikes tend to hit a price ceiling, unless they are something really desirable (think Italian or Chicago Paramount as examples). Otherwise, the vast majority of buyers out there HATE DT shifters.

XL size is also an impediment to selling.

In my local market, I might be the only buyer out there.
+1 it is hard to sell bikes like this in a market were pretty much the only likely buyer is yourself I'm pretty much in the same boat. So I end up passing on lot of bikes at dirt low prices some times free that are pretty nice.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
One thing that's not original is the awful cable routing for the rear brake.
Catalog from 1984. Mine came this way as well.

Great bike, but I also think $350 in my area.

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Originally Posted by Steel1 View Post
Catalog from 1984. Mine came this way as well.
Oh, I know sometimes the catalog setups are screwed, especially at Univega for some weird reason. Just look at this page:



Some poor guy here tried to copy that.

Really unfortunate any of them actually "came that way."
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Oh, I know sometimes the catalog setups are screwed, especially at Univega for some weird reason. Just look at this page:



Some poor guy here tried to copy that.

Really unfortunate any of them actually "came that way."
Those AGCs in the front are problematic as well with the angle of entry to the cable stop. Eek.
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Not sure where you're located (unless I just missed that info), but over here in Portland, OR, I tend to see larger bikes go rather cheap, just like most others have mentioned. That being said, this bike seems to be in great condition and is quite the eye catcher with all the parts (I'm especially in love with the Turbo saddle). If it were me, I would price it around the $400 mark and wait to see what happens. Whenever I price the bikes I sell, if I'm not in any hurry to sell them, I price them a bit higher and just let it sit for awhile on the site you're posting it to.
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Thanks for all the responses. Regarding the cable routing what keens eyes you all have. But, don't knock it, it could be justified as a feature . Look at it this way, the tight cable apply the rear brakes automatically when you turn, and provide power assist to straighten out the front wheel when you ride in a straight line. All kidding aside, vintage bikes are going for pretty low prices these day, often times less the piece parts.

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Originally Posted by tmnguuyen View Post
Regarding the cable routing ... what keens eyes you all have. But don't knock it. It could be justified as a feature .
That's the great thing about (short) quill stems. You can easily fix this with a 6 mm allen key. If you can also temporarily remove the cable from the front caliper, you can perfect it.
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