Universal bike

Discussion in 'Bike buying advice' started by Chrishas, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Chrishas

    Chrishas New Member

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    Hi, I've found a Universal riviera rapide on ebay for 50 pounds. Is it worth it? The seller is a shop and doesn't really give any information except pics. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Riviera-Rapide-gents-racer-bike-restoration-spares-/380372586078?_trksid=p4340.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DDLSL%252BSIC%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%252BDDSIC%26otn%3D8%26pmod%3D380371925572%252B380371925572%26po%3D%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D3055840217950476435

    Thanks for any advice,
    Chrishas
     
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  2. kdelong

    kdelong Well-Known Member

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    No. It is the remains of a cheap department store bike. Note the brake lever extensions and the cheap crankset where the right crank arm is swaged onto the chain wheel spider rather than being all one casting. By the looks of it, what with all of the dirt and rust on it, I would say that a fair price for this bike is whatever the recycling center would give for it.
     
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