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Posted By kross57

In my area I would expect $135 - $150. I have...

In my area I would expect $135 - $150. I have sold several Nishikis in the past year - higher models in slightly better shape - for around $175. Nishikis are solid bikes! Good luck with it.
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Posted By kross57

That should be about right, if it's a 21" frame....

That should be about right, if it's a 21" frame. It does look like a 20"- 21" frame.
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Posted By kross57

No clue, b-girl. You would know better than I.

No clue, b-girl. You would know better than I.
10-18-19, 03:56 AM
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Posted By kross57

Bueller?

Bueller?
10-16-19, 11:02 AM
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Posted By kross57

Univega Viva Sport year?

From the serial # on the BB this is a frame produced in 1982. Unfortunately I can't locate 1982 or 1983 Univega catalogs for confirmation. It is bone stock except for the saddle, handlebars, stem...
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Posted By kross57

Thanks. Again, I appreciate the opinion, but...

Thanks. Again, I appreciate the opinion, but don't agree. I've already had multiple >$200 offers, so interest isn't limited to the "$150 or less range". It is a small frame which means I will need...
10-14-19, 11:27 AM
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Posted By kross57

Appreciate the info. However, the ones I...

Appreciate the info. However, the ones I purchased are new, not used. I'll let you guys know if they develop bearing trouble.
10-14-19, 08:20 AM
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Posted By kross57

Thanks guys. These are not stiff enough that I...

Thanks guys. These are not stiff enough that I feel they need adjustment. So far, so good.
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Posted By kross57

http://www.bikeboompeugeot.com/Brochures%20USA/Peu...

http://www.bikeboompeugeot.com/Brochures%20USA/Peugeot%201987%20USA%20Brochure/Peugeot%201987%20USA%20Brochure%20Page%2011.jpg
10-12-19, 07:30 AM
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Posted By kross57

I'm sure they are copies of the MKS. But less...

I'm sure they are copies of the MKS. But less expensive. That could mean a bargain or just poorly made.
10-12-19, 06:33 AM
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Posted By kross57

VP-365 Pedals

Anyone have experience with these pedals. I just picked up a pair and they seem decent. A little stiff, but they should break in fine. Thoughts appreciated.
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Posted By kross57

After flipping bikes for a year, I can make a few...

After flipping bikes for a year, I can make a few observations. Remember, most of my bikes are what I would call mid-level or upper low level bikes like Peugeot, Motobecane, Fuji, Nishiki, Univega,...
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Posted By kross57

$50 give or take, at least around here. Maybe...

$50 give or take, at least around here. Maybe less, depending on condition.
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Posted By kross57

Agree 100%.

Agree 100%.
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Posted By kross57

Thanks juvela. Much appreciated!

Thanks juvela. Much appreciated!
09-27-19, 02:34 PM
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Posted By kross57

I picked up this 1983 Viva Sport the other day...

I picked up this 1983 Viva Sport the other day for $80. No super deal, but the woman who owned it had bought it new all those years ago, and was so proud of it I didn't have the heart to negotiate....
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Posted By kross57

Didn't think I was. It was an honest suggestion. ...

Didn't think I was. It was an honest suggestion.

And I'm not the one selling this bike. So, stick to whatever you like.
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Posted By kross57

Try google. Both Bianchi and Cinelli have models...

Try google. Both Bianchi and Cinelli have models named Vigorelli.
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Posted By kross57

I'm sure that's hitting the nail on the head....

I'm sure that's hitting the nail on the head. Thanks!

"The bikes ranged from the somewhat generic $150 ten-speed bike boom special/UO-8 clones all the way up to Vitus glued aluminum frames.... ...
09-19-19, 04:46 AM
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Posted By kross57

It was easy enough to send it back and get a good...

It was easy enough to send it back and get a good one. But thanks for all the ideas.
09-14-19, 04:39 AM
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Posted By kross57

On closer inspection, it is the crank puller that...

On closer inspection, it is the crank puller that is damaged, with a flattened thread. Problem solved! Thanks for the input, guys....
09-13-19, 02:51 PM
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Posted By kross57

Crank Puller Tool Mismatch?

I am trying to remove the Sakae crank from a Schwinn World Sport (1987). The size of my puller seems right, but the threads on the puller won't catch. Are there different threads for the same size...
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Posted By kross57

If it was a smidge larger I'd be tempted. But I'm...

If it was a smidge larger I'd be tempted. But I'm pretty sure that's a 49cm frame.
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Posted By kross57

Wow. I wasn't aware I had a bicycle "philosophy"....

Wow. I wasn't aware I had a bicycle "philosophy". Maybe you can follow all my posts and explain to other people about my background, beliefs, aspirations, religious views, political leanings, and...
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Posted By kross57

Eric, If I took your post the wrong way, no...

Eric,

If I took your post the wrong way, no problem. The tone was rather curt.

Of course I did a little research, enough to know something about the Arabesque stuff, but is this an Arabesque...
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Posted By kross57

T-Mar is a person who believes everyone should...

T-Mar is a person who believes everyone should genuflect when he makes a post. Ummm... no.

I respect your knowledge, most of the time. But try to take yourself a tad less seriously, and don't...
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Posted By kross57

Since nobody seems to have an idea who assembled...

Since nobody seems to have an idea who assembled this bike, the value is in the components, and these are not ones I'm very familiar with, particularly the frame. So, I asked.

When someone posts a...
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Posted By kross57

So, any thoughts on value?

So, any thoughts on value?
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Posted By kross57

+$100 for not having to lay a nice frame on the...

+$100 for not having to lay a nice frame on the ground, or lean it against posts and fences. That's probably why the frame doesn't have a scratch on it.

And the kickstand can be removed.
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Posted By kross57

Rerouted the cables and added the hoods. I...

Rerouted the cables and added the hoods. I appreciate the suggestions. Listed it locally for $285. I'll see what happens. Thanks!
...
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Posted By kross57

You're welcome? Seriously, you ASKED for advice....

You're welcome? Seriously, you ASKED for advice. Don't get your shorts in a knot if you don't like it. Or be insulting.
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Posted By kross57

I would say Vitus frames are unusual. Bikes...

I would say Vitus frames are unusual. Bikes labeled "Vigorelli", like the one above (not Bianchis or Cinellis), seem to be extremely rare, at least in my experience. Are there other threads here...
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Posted By kross57

Thanks to all for the info. Odd bike.

Thanks to all for the info. Odd bike.
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Posted By kross57

Vigorelli?

Saw this bike for sale. That's a brand I know NOTHING about. What the heck is it? Value?
...
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Posted By kross57

The way I look at bikes is a bit different. I can...

The way I look at bikes is a bit different. I can replace the brakes, the saddle, the rims, the tires, the bars, etc., etc.. What it needs in the way of these parts goes into the cost/value...
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Posted By kross57

Thanks! I'll try the different cable routing and...

Thanks! I'll try the different cable routing and see which looks better.
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Posted By kross57

Thanks!

Thanks!
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Posted By kross57

Thanks! I might have some hoods around. I'll...

Thanks!
I might have some hoods around. I'll check. Funny thing is, in my area, small frames are really popular.
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Posted By kross57

1984 Fuji Team

Aero brake levers replaced with non-aero, and a few other odds and ends changed, like the pedals and saddle. Otherwise seems bone stock. 49cm Frame. Great condition on the frame, no rust, no dents....
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Posted By kross57

This is just my opinion, but I would sell the...

This is just my opinion, but I would sell the front rack and the panniers separately. Pricing I would get from ebay sold items, and that's where I'd sell them. If the rear rack is just a rack, I'd...
09-03-19, 12:03 PM
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Posted By kross57

Thanks Miele. Yes, I can see where reliance on...

Thanks Miele. Yes, I can see where reliance on those safety levers could be very bad. And I'm currently working on a bike with brifters, so I understand the convenience. It's all good.
09-03-19, 12:01 PM
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Posted By kross57

That was a joke. Trust me, I know what C&V...

That was a joke.

Trust me, I know what C&V is. I am one. :)


For the record, it seems nobody can ever agree on what makes a bike classic or vintage. Your guess is as good as mine.
09-03-19, 11:35 AM
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Posted By kross57

Your concerns of the stem safety seem to be the...

Your concerns of the stem safety seem to be the same as carbonfiberboys. I get the torque thing, but I'm really not concerned. And as far the safety levers, you're right. Panic stopping is not the...
09-03-19, 11:30 AM
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Posted By kross57

I appreciate the advice, although I will probably...

I appreciate the advice, although I will probably leave well-enough alone. As far as the stem being unsafe, Technomics is a pretty well-regarded company. If they indicate a minimum insertion point,...
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Posted By kross57

I don't have any trouble selling small frames....

I don't have any trouble selling small frames. They appeal to smaller men and women as well.

I find buyers want bikes as road ready as possible and for those bikes, look to a general market, not...
09-03-19, 03:51 AM
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Posted By kross57

Thanks Tulok. As I said elsewhere, I am by...

Thanks Tulok.

As I said elsewhere, I am by no means a long-distance rider. A couple of hours on my longer rides. The number of miles varies with the terrain. More hills = less miles!
09-03-19, 03:49 AM
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Posted By kross57

With such a short head tube, I get the bare...

With such a short head tube, I get the bare minimum of that stem inserted. If I wanted to drop that stem I'd have to cut it. I actually took a hacksaw to the stem on another bike to get it fitted...
09-03-19, 03:44 AM
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Posted By kross57

I can understand why you would not want to read...

I can understand why you would not want to read through this entire thread. But if you had, several of your questions would have been answered. With so many responses, most of them far afield from...
09-03-19, 03:36 AM
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Posted By kross57

Thanks! I do see. If you forget about frame...

Thanks!

I do see. If you forget about frame size for a second, what you are showing in the pic is the same as my bike. Except, switching to mine with a smaller frame, the top tube would be lower...
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