I was given an '82 Univega Nuevo Sport a few years back. Tought of it as a rat bike until some folks who know better informed me that this Miyata frame is one of the better (thougth not top of the line) early 80's mass produced Japanese frames.
Miyata contracted with Univega's American founder Ben Lawee for frames building. Here is what a former dealer told me when I asked how the Univega models compaired to the Miyatas since there seems to be little Univega history available;
"I don't think you'll find a same model by Miyata. Univega was not a relabeled Miyata. Univega/Lawee was an independent company. Their bikes were designed by Ben Lawee and the production was contracted out to Miyata."
So what do you guys out there in cyper space know about these under rated frames?