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Old 04-04-13, 06:17 PM
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White univega with dual pivots?

This appears to be a suntour equipped bike with mavic wheels and dual pivots? I'm just looking for a decent 700c wheeled bike for my girlfriend what do you think of its price at $120?
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Univega is a great bike and that's a great price. I think you could always get your money back. It looks to need some clean up and work. Can you do the work yourself or will LBS have to?
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Old 04-04-13, 07:08 PM
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I would do the work, it just seems weird that it has dual pivots so i wonder if those are original or if the whole bike is botched. I think im gonna go see it
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Who is to say if they are original or not. Now way to tell what model they or the bikes is. I would be certain the stem and seatpost both come out. There is no way that is a flipper it is too rough to start with and will take too much to get it running. It is only a buy if you can nail down the model and quality level before you buy it for a keeper.
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I would do the work, it just seems weird that it has dual pivots so i wonder if those are original or if the whole bike is botched. I think im gonna go see it
Could be a late 80s model. I think 105SC got dual pivot brakes around '88 or '89.

As far as the whole bike being botched, it looks like that regardless. The one picture is hard to tell, but this thing looks like it was drug up from a river. Make SURE to check for stuck parts, and make sure you know how to do everything​ with fixing bikes.
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It does look pretty junky, I got them down to $85 and the plan is probably to use the shifters and brakes on a different frame I have if it turns out to be just too much work...
They say it was his wifes dad's that he bought new a long long itme ago. I'm guessing it was left on the sideyard for the past 15 years or more.
Thanks for the reminder on the stuck parts!
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Old 04-05-13, 09:29 PM
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Its a Univega Gran Premio with Shimano Exage 500 components. It's being used as a donor for another bike I have. The frame might clean up with some elbow grease, no dents that I've seen.

The real fun part was that they had another "10 speed", A really nice condition Nishiki Sport, red with Gold head tube. It's got cool SR components, It appears to be an early 80's. It's also a crmo frame.
Price, $110 for both
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That sounds like a pretty good deal. Can you post some pictures? I'm just curious how wrecked that Univega was.
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all of the compnents except the rear derailer had some degree of oxidation. im worried the pedals may be stuck in the cranks :/
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