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Old 07-09-15, 11:44 AM
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Univega Gran Turismo Mixte Frame Rust?

Hi all,

Need your advice again. Simple question is, would you buy this Univega Gran Turismo with it's current condition? I know nothing about frame rust and how to repair it and how far gone it may be. This bike will be for my girlfriend who wants a nice around town/weekender bike. The challenge is that she want's a blue mixte and this fit's the bill. I don't want to get her something too rusted or ending up with a damaged paint job as we intend to dress her's up quite a bit with a nice saddle, handle bars and additional accessories. So what do you think, is it too far gone for my intentions?

I'm not asking what's it worth so please don't move this thread to appraisals!!








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Old 07-09-15, 11:52 AM
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For that age of bike, the frame looks quite good in the photos, but sometimes the bike looks worse when seen close up. There are lots of threads about touching up the occasional paint scratch... if it isn't too bad.

You might find some aluminum handlebars that would meet your needs. Or, just try to remove the rust on the existing bars.
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Whether or not I'd buy it would depend on the price. Some Naval Jelly (by Loctite) will make quick order of that rust. Even some aluminum foil would help.
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Originally Posted by Velocivixen View Post
Whether or not I'd buy it would depend on the price. Some Naval Jelly (by Lactate) will make quick order of that rust. Even some aluminum foil would help.
Well, I can't talk him down from $150 and would have to drive an hour for it. Too much in my opinion. Will have to wait for other options....
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$150 is a good price, but driving an hour is not.
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Strange how Loctite got changed to Lactate when Mlamp quoted Velovixen.
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$150 is a good price, but driving an hour is not.
Actually over one hour each way too.
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I won't comment on the price but it is a nice looking bike. A good does of elbow grease will really make it look great.

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Strange how Loctite got changed to Lactate when Mlamp quoted Velovixen.
Autocorrect is rampant.
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Does it have good rubber?

Take your GF on the bus Saturday morning to go pick it up and ride home together.

If you are sure you want it, some sellers will meet you or deliver.
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Autocorrect is rampant.
I really have to watch my cell phone. Word suggestions are nice, but not changing correct words when I hit space (with rare exceptions like i & I which is generally ok).

I don't think it corrects old text though.
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Read what you just wrote before hitting send.
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