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Old 10-04-13, 03:54 PM
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Univega gran premio

I've chanced upon an all original univega gran premio for 200$. It is apparently in excellent condition. I don't know the year but it has a combination of suntour superbe and cyclone componentry. If any one could chime in with their .02 on whether this is a fair price for the norcal region, I'd be much obliged.

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Old 10-04-13, 04:49 PM
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Pix (as usual) would be helpful. "Apparently" excellent condition, eh? If its the seller talking, it could be anything from very nice all the way down to radioactive to scrap iron.
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Old 10-04-13, 05:36 PM
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Haha, that's true. This is the only picture I have to go off of. Doesn't look too bad in all honesty. what do you tihnk? assuming that he's hoinest about excellent condition.
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Old 10-04-13, 06:28 PM
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I certainly see nothing wrong....yet.....with that for $200. That's a higher end Univega by my recollection. And I like the way my Univega Gran Rally rode and handled.

You could get that much for the components I'll bet, if the frame is tweaked or anything.
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Most all Univega frames were made by Miyata, so that is a decent quality frameset. Superbe and Cyclone components are top-shelf. If the bike is not a rusty POS, and is your size, GO FOR IT! They're nice rides!

I bought my Uni that is a bit little lower in the hierarchy this past Spring for $140. Mine's an 84. You can tell by the serial number prefix letter when it was made since they used the Miyata serial numbering system. The frame quality improved through the early-mid '80s.
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Old 10-04-13, 06:58 PM
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Looks like a good find. If it fit I'd buy.

The derailleur is also a good 'un.
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Old 10-05-13, 02:01 AM
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Excellent, guys, thanks so much for the help. I got it and it's a beauty. The brakes, on the other hand, need some work . Also, the serial number is T604178. What year does that make it according to y'all.

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For a little price perspective:

I sold a Gran Premio this past summer for $250. The frame was in very nice condition. It was all Suntour Sprint when I bought it except the rear derailleur. Sprint components were between Cyclone and Superbe Pro in the hierarchy. I stripped off many of the Sprint parts for another build and replaced them with mid range components.

BTW I paid $80 when I got it last fall.
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definitely worth the $200, even the parts alone are worth that.
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I ride a gran premio, it's an 85 or 86 I think. Triple butted CroMoly. I've put almost 6000 miles on the frame in the last couple of years and it just wants to keep going. Climbs well for old steel and is very stable on aggressive descents with low-end mavic aksiums. I got a deal on a used Ultegra setup at the beginning of this year and it's a great all-season training bike. I would check the grease on the hubs, headset and bottom bracket, if it hasn't been done lately. Enjoy.
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