newly rebuilt '83 viva sport, my second univega:
the brown tape is fizik i think they no longer offer, found on ebay (taipei).
left pretty much as found: suntour gearing (symmetric shifters, blue line in rear, vx in front), sr stuff (crank, stem and bars) and gran compe brakeset. just added consumables, old pedals, a laprade seatpost and sunrace 6.
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Wow, that's pretty! Paint looks impeccable. 700c or 27" wheels?
i had it listed on craig's for all of two days. it sold today to a great young man for $380. had it listed for less without the brooks, but after he rode it, he had to have the leather saddle too.
Great to see another one! Yes my frame is huge but I am 6'7" so it certainly works! I have thought also of changing components but the originals work great and are so old school funky and original I kind of thought I should leave it alone. I have every part original from this bike including bill of sale and brochure. Kind of like drive a vintage sports car around in a way, in that it doesn't do anything as well as the new ones but it certainly has a cool factor that's tough to beat.!
Hello All! I put a deposit on a Univega Aluminum 700 over the weekend. My wife and I had been looking for bikes to get back into riding and while she picked a new bike, I saw this on sitting in the shop and just fell in love with it. We pick them up Saturday and I can not wait to ride it! I looked through this thread and don't think I saw another like it. I believe it is a 1996 and the Serial number is GA686786. Any info on it would be great as there dose not seem to be a lot available on the internet.
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1984 Gitane Sprint; 1984 Gitane Tour de France;1982 Trek 610; 1980's Univega Supra Sport (fixie); 1975 Teledyne Titan; 1968 Peugeot PL8; ;1982 Nishiki Marina 12; 1972 Peugeot PX-10; 1987 Trek 800 Antelope (touring/commuting set up); 1981 Trek 510; 1993 Trek 950 mtb; 1996 Klein Pulse II mtb; 1997 Klein Pulse Comp mtb; 1989 Peugeot Limestone hybrid (for touring); 1989 Spectrum Titanium
Cleaning out some old files, found this:
In 1983, it was $185.00. (I might be the only one here who bought his new and still has it.)
Don't blame me, I'm from Massachusetts.
Do you happen to have the rest of the catalog? I would love to see the touring bikes.
I had this exact model (1985 sky blue gran sprint), 52cm, for a loving 6 years. It went through a slough of changes, but I was always proud of it.
Two days ago it was stolen from me. I watched the thief ride away on it as I futilely ran after him... Sad days are here.
If you can help, please see this link for further information
Enjoy your buddy while you have it!
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Have a mid 80's gran premio that I love, had for a couple years now. Love it. Handles great. An ongoing project to upgrade it all to Superbe components.
I was third in line for this Univega Custom Ten. It took a CL no-show buyer and the owner's father's friend passing on the bike before I got a chance to pick it up. The paint on the frame is in incredible shape given its age. Here's the picture from the ad:
Other than the missing rear wheel, it was complete. It has a Suntour Spirit FD, a Suntour Seven RD, and a Solar cotterless crank. It even came with a usable chain! I threw on a set of 27" Araya rims and tires that I picked up earlier in the week just to gauge its potential when it's finished:
Here's the serial number if someone would like to tell me when the model year:
my supra sport. its a handmedown which may or may not be way too small for me (measures 48 cm. im 5'9"-10" standover is pretty much perfect). its faster than i remember. i just put a Fizik Antares saddle (local classifieds for 40 bucks!) on in because the rails on the old bianchi one that came on the bike were bent. its super skechy to ride. for some reason if i take my hands off the bar it veers left no matter how fast im going and i felt a death wobble coming on as i went downhill today. if anyone could give me more info on the bike id appricate it.
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Don't blame me, I'm from Massachusetts.
My newly acquired 2001 Modo Vincere. Got this at an estate sale Sat. for $220.00. All original except for the saddle "cropped Out" a "Forte Tri". Campagnolo Veloce 9 speed triple. I haven't ridden yet, been raining for three days.Univega.jpg
Columbus Thron tubing.
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