Univega bike?

Discussion in 'Bike buying advice' started by Mgar18, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. Mgar18

    Mgar18 New Member

    Jun 28, 2017
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    So I'm super new to biking and i came across on LetGo of a newly tuned up Univega Chromoly bike that a lady is selling because she is moving and needs to get rid of it. She told me make any offer and its yours.. So I said ok.. how does $30 sound? She immediately said that works. After researching this bike it looks to be a good bike and pricey too. Just wanted some feedback on this bike choice. Thanks!

  2. dabac

    dabac Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2003
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    Saying you bought a Univega is like saying you bought a Ford.
    Doesn't really mean anything unless you consider model, level of equipment and condition.
    And how it'll fit your intended use and your body size.
    If the bike is too small, too big or simply too wrong for your kind of riding, it's not a good bike for you regardless what you payed for it.
    Chromoly only says its a steel frame. One notch up from Hi-Ten( high-tensile).
    About the only thing that can be said offhand is that - as opposed to department store bikes - this one will most likely be worth to repair when it breaks.
  3. garage sale GT

    garage sale GT New Member

    Jun 6, 2006
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    30 bucks is a fair price for a functioning, old tenspeed but first of all, do an online fit calculator to see if it is the right size for you.

    Second, stuff could need replacing that will drive up the price beyond the acceptable range for just some old bike. Are the axles and cones good? Old 12 speed bikes with freewheels were especially hard on the rear axle. Sometimes, the seat or handlebar foam can be dried out. The rims could be worn from braking. The chain or freewheel could be worn; learn to check chain and sprocket wear.
  4. Froze

    Froze Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2004
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    Pricey originally? It's too hard to tell because they made low end to high end bikes and without a model we couldn't begin to guess. And then whether or not the bike has it's original components...this is more important with higher end models.