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Univega Super(Supra) Sport

Old 04-15-14, 01:28 AM
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Univega Super(Supra) Sport

I found one on craigslist right here and was wondering if this was a good deal. Last week someone stole my fuji and I am looking for a bike to ride around town. I usually bike to and from work (5 miles round trip) and around the city as an alternative to driving. Is this bike worth $200?
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Old 04-15-14, 05:56 AM
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Rusty crank bolt tells me that that it is unlikely the bottom bracket and hub bearings have never been serviced. That is standard work that should be performed if a bike is being sold by a reputable reseller. Knock $60 off the asking price.
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Old 04-15-14, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
Rusty crank bolt tells me that that it is unlikely the bottom bracket and hub bearings have never been serviced. That is standard work that should be performed if a bike is being sold by a reputable reseller. Knock $60 off the asking price.
Selling an non serviced bike does not make you not reputable if it is disclosed. Pricing , well that's another issue altogether, usually negotiable on CL.
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Old 04-15-14, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
In Portland or Toronto, yes. Anywhere else, NO.

Hope you are tall.
+1 the price is about right for the Portland market most other places, the bike should be $50 less.
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Old 04-15-14, 04:51 PM
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While "MADE IN JAPAN!!!!" is typically a meaningless sales pitch, in this case it means it was built by Miyata. That's a good thing. Miyata made damn good bikes.

That said, there is nothing remarkable on this bike. Negotiate down a bit, $20-50, from the asking price and you'd be spot on. Size may be uncommon, but that doesn't drive the price up.
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If the seller is patient, he'll get his asking price on the next sunny weekend in PDX; very high market for bikes.
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