Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals. Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

Univega Alpina sport

Old 07-12-14, 05:14 PM
  #1  
8up
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Univega Alpina sport

I do not ride but have a matching pair of Univega Alpina sports. I am wondering what they would be worth? Here are the only pictures I have right now but I can take more if there is something particular you need to see.


8up is offline  
Old 07-12-14, 05:19 PM
  #2  
oddjob2
Still learning
 
oddjob2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: North of Canada, Adirondacks, NNJ
Posts: 11,571

Bikes: Too many

Mentioned: 87 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 820 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
$60-$75 each.
oddjob2 is offline  
Old 07-12-14, 05:40 PM
  #3  
howsteepisit
Senior Member
 
howsteepisit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 4,311

Bikes: Mecian

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 500 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Looking at the rusty chain on one of them, and the plastic bag seat cover on the other plus rust, I think OJ2 may be a bit generous, try 50-60 each in their current condition.
howsteepisit is offline  
Old 07-12-14, 05:49 PM
  #4  
8up
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I guess I fell for a story and the guy got me to work cheap. He said he paid several hundred a piece for them and I should have no problem getting $100 each from them. But I did let them set outside all spring thats where the rust came from. I guess I will throw them on craigslist and junk them if no one wants them. Thank you for your help.
8up is offline  
Old 07-12-14, 05:53 PM
  #5  
howsteepisit
Senior Member
 
howsteepisit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 4,311

Bikes: Mecian

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 500 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Well, rust free you likely could have got 100+, so it would seem you devalued them through mistreatment. And if the guy bought them new they were a couple of hundred each I suspect.
howsteepisit is offline  
Old 07-12-14, 05:55 PM
  #6  
Bianchigirll 
Bianchi Goddess
 
Bianchigirll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Fort Wayne, In
Posts: 25,585

Bikes: Too many to list here check my signature.

Mentioned: 93 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1244 Post(s)
Liked 24 Times in 18 Posts
he may have paid 200-300 each but that would have been back in '83 or 84.
__________________
Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '09 Motobecane SOLD, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape
Bianchigirll is offline  
Old 07-12-14, 07:47 PM
  #7  
oddjob2
Still learning
 
oddjob2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: North of Canada, Adirondacks, NNJ
Posts: 11,571

Bikes: Too many

Mentioned: 87 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 820 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by howsteepisit View Post
Looking at the rusty chain on one of them, and the plastic bag seat cover on the other plus rust, I think OJ2 may be a bit generous, try 50-60 each in their current condition.
I've never been called cheap!
oddjob2 is offline  
Old 07-15-14, 08:49 AM
  #8  
Santuri32
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 27

Bikes: 1980's steel and Cannondales

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I like these, 1983 Alpina Sport, second year production model. In 1982 together with the Stumpjumper these two were the first non-part BMX factory produced mountain bikes. If you find a nut about old steel MtBs like me you can get your $100 easy, just lubricate and run it a bit to get rid of the rust or get a slightly used chain from your LBS. These have nice gear Araya 7X rims, Bullmoose bars, SR MP130 pedals, hard to find Sugino Pro Max crank, perhaps Oakly grips. Post them were there is a lot of visibility and wait a bit. I will call it a vintage mountain bike with its 31 years.

Here's my "rare" '82, I sent a pic to MOMBAT and to MB Hall of fame, hopefully they'll load it, they only show an '83 like yours but with the wrong bars. It rides nice!

Attached Images
File Type: jpg
1982_Univega_Alpina_Sport_SM.jpg (102.7 KB, 123 views)

Last edited by Santuri32; 07-15-14 at 08:53 AM.
Santuri32 is offline  
Old 07-18-14, 04:07 PM
  #9  
8up
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
cleaned them up

I cleaned them up with a rag and a little oil and tooth brush they operate nice but one will need a seat and both will need tires. I will probably put them on craigslist and hope for 150 for the pair. Here they are cleaned up.
1983 Univega Sport Photos by 65whiteFastback | Photobucket
8up is offline  
Old 07-18-14, 06:49 PM
  #10  
Santuri32
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 27

Bikes: 1980's steel and Cannondales

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I knew they were not that bad, nice original tires and all. If you are in Colorado, I could buy the 23 incher or both, although not right away. Nevertheless shoot and email with a pic of the tall one, drive side, to Jeff at MOMBAT, their "83 is not 100% original. jeef@firstflightbikes.com
Santuri32 is offline  
Old 07-18-14, 07:03 PM
  #11  
8up
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sorry I'm in Tennessee. Thank you for all the information on it. I will send Jeff an email
8up is offline  
Old 07-18-14, 07:14 PM
  #12  
Santuri32
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 27

Bikes: 1980's steel and Cannondales

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Here are more of my '82. Your have Bullmoose bars, an icon of early mountain bikes

1982 Univega Alpina Sport Slideshow by Santuri32 | Photobucket
Santuri32 is offline  
Old 07-18-14, 07:16 PM
  #13  
Santuri32
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 27

Bikes: 1980's steel and Cannondales

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Too bad for me, but Jeff is in NC I believe, best of luck.
Santuri32 is offline  
Old 07-18-14, 07:46 PM
  #14  
Scooper
Decrepit Member
 
Scooper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Santa Rosa, California
Posts: 10,491

Bikes: Waterford 953 RS-22, several Paramounts

Mentioned: 64 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 616 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Jeff's email address is jeff@firstflightbikes.com (not jeef).
__________________
- Stan

my bikes

Science doesn't care what you believe.
Scooper is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
belacqua
Classic & Vintage
27
01-10-19 01:01 AM
charshep
Classic & Vintage
6
10-01-15 07:34 AM
ALaS
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
70
02-26-09 03:36 AM
busted knuckles
Introductions
7
12-07-07 09:41 PM
acemon
Bicycle Mechanics
1
11-05-05 03:24 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.