Classic & Vintage - Pics of my Univega from Goodwill
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Got the Univega, and its really clean. Rode it to work today, fast and light. All Dura Ace except for the Dia Compe Gran GC brakes & levers. After a wash, the red color really woke up. Even the shoes the seller sent fit nice. Rims are Mavic 40's. What Im happy about is the crank adapters. I was going to purchase some from loose screws for 35 bucks (the other univega I have) but held off, so that was nice. Now I just need hoods and maybe fresh cables.
07-27-05, 09:19 AM
So how freaky was the brake cable situation? were they just modified non-aero levers? I really like the color. Good job.
Nothing actually wrong. Went a local shop website and they had the break down of the aero gran compe brakes and this was it. The plastic on the top is just the molding for the hood to fit over. The levers have the gc logos and the routing hole on each side, I was glad for that. One issue I do have, both the Univega bikes I have come with the identical 120mm stem - seems like a long stem to start as a standard setup from the shop. Im thinking they werent both after purchase upgrades.
07-28-05, 08:22 AM
Nice looking bike.
07-28-05, 08:36 AM
Wow, I cannot believe that this bike was at Goodwill. The Goodwill here has zero and whatever they do get is pricey. There was an old no-name mixte there the other day, covered in rust, and it was priced at 15$CDN :(
Great work on making your Univega look brand new :)
07-28-05, 08:40 AM
The last road bikes I found at Goodwill (I check every Saturday,) was a pair of rusted-out Huffy's. I didn't even know Huffy made road bikes! I didn't get them. That's a super-nice find, and I'm happy for you.
07-28-05, 09:59 AM
"One issue I do have, both the Univega bikes I have come with the identical 120mm stem - seems like a long stem to start as a standard setup from the shop. Im thinking they werent both after purchase upgrades".
For what's worth, my Univega, and I'm the original owner from 1983, came with stock 100mm stem....
do you still ride your univega, full dura ace setup?
07-28-05, 03:04 PM
you got this Univega at the MAdison Goodwill?
is that the Goodwill south of the beltline or that new shop out past East Towne?
very nice catch
07-28-05, 03:18 PM
Go to 'rich neighborhood' thrift stores, they have the best stuff! Rich neighborhood garage sales are also likely to have nicer bikes.
07-28-05, 09:41 PM
Nikos, between this and the Trek and the others, you're really making me think about moving to Madison, just to be close to your thrift stores! Nice find!
I found my blue univega superstrada (which is in better shape) at goodwill south towne. I wouldnt call Madison rich, but its rich in biking. My dad picked up on commuting (early 70's) to the university after seeing so many of his co-workers doing it. Great trails systems bring out the bikes. The East Towne goodwill coughed up two kids schwinn sprint road bikes - my daughter and her friend are now apart of my clubs junior program. Same goodwill delivered a mint Raleigh C40? hybrid for my mom.
07-29-05, 10:03 AM
"do you still ride your univega, full dura ace setup?"
Still ride the frame (occassionally), and have some of the original parts, but I've upgraded many of the components thru the years. Paint still shines after 20+ years and who knows how many miles.....
I didn't even know Huffy made road bikes!
Didn't you know? It is what Greg LeMond rides!
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