I just found this 54cm, Univega Nuovotech 450 at a Garage Sale. The paint is in excellent shape with only a dozen scratches. Not bad for a 1988 model bike. The bike had a $10 price tag on it and considering I was the first of the usual bike vultures to find this house, I grabbed it, knowing the chainrings were missing. After paying the guy he hands me a bag, "you'll need this". Yup, it had the chainrings, pedals, BB nuts and caps. I think he tried to clean the chain, the hard way and got lost. Best of all, it's my size! (Ideally I ride 52-54cm.)
I have one question, does anyone know the pecking order of Univega at that time? The bike has full Exage Sport Grouppo and its a index 12 speed. The frame is one of those aluminum bonded to steel frames. The rims are Weinmann 700C. I have no idea where this bike fits in the Univega line-up but would really like to know. If this was a Nishiki, it would have been in the top third of the line-up, but I just don't know about Univega.