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Old 07-14-11, 03:55 PM   #1
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What is this C&V Road frame?

This is a project that I was given by a friend, and I have no idea what it is. Can you all help me to identify it? Here are some pictures:










Suntour PRO dropouts?
Serial number is OE45271.

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It's nice. That's all I've got for the moment.

Seatpost diameter?
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Sure looks familiar. Let me give it some thought. I think I've seen that configuration before, but I'm drawing a blank at the moment.
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Looks to be a Univega Competizione.
This guy has a few good pics here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/2627092...in/photostream
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Looks to be a Univega Competizione.
This guy has a few good pics here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/2627092...in/photostream
High-end mid 80's univega was my guess too. I know their SuperStrada frames were fully chromed beneath the paint so you might check for evidence of chrome where the paint is chipped.
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Looks to be a Univega Competizione.
Sweet!! That's great news! Thanks velomateo. I haven't decided how to build it up yet. Any suggestions?

What do you guys think of the paint. It's obviously a redo. Should I strip it down and do it again or just go with it?
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It's nice. That's all I've got for the moment.

Seatpost diameter?
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Looks to be a Univega Competizione.
This guy has a few good pics here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/2627092...in/photostream
I have one of those and for mine at least, the seat stay treatment is completely different.

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I have one of those and for mine at least, the seat stay treatment is completely different.

Neal

Uh Oh. Guess we're not done yet!
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I have one of those and for mine at least, the seat stay treatment is completely different.

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But everything else (dropouts, stay end finishing, lugs, rear cluster, fork) checks out against those pix of the black one. Might be different years.
Only other possibility is that there's an identical Miyata, since Miyata built Univegas...the serial number (and T-Mar's database) might tell.
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Regardless...Suntour Pro dropouts, neat seat stay treatment, nice 105 headset. Looks like the start of a great project!
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But everything else (dropouts, stay end finishing, lugs, rear cluster, fork) checks out against those pix of the black one. Might be different years.
Only other possibility is that there's an identical Miyata, since Miyata built Univegas...the serial number (and T-Mar's database) might tell.
Where can I find this database?
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I have one of those and for mine at least, the seat stay treatment is completely different.

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The super strada I once had (85 model) used same fastback stays as the OP, I think the older early 80's models used different stays. My super strada was also a 26.8mm seatpost.
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The super strada I once had (85 model) used same fastback stays as the OP, I think the older early 80's models used different stays. My super strada was also a 26.8mm seatpost.
That could very well be it. The Univega in that link doesn't have seem to have the model name on the top tube, so it very well could be a Super Strada.

BTW, here's at least one of the Univega BF threads: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ciation-Thread!

And a 1983 catalog and a bunch of pics here: http://www.slackers.net/~skoop/univega/

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T-Mar identified another Univega with an "OE_____" serial number as "definitely Miyata built and 1986", see post #25 of that Univega Appreciation thread. I'd guess there's a sideways "60" on yours that is the size (60cm).
Unfortunately T-Mar only occasionally checks in here at C&V, but he's a wealth of info on many Japanese makes, and has catalogs galore with pics and specs.
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T-Mar identified another Univega with an "OE_____" serial number as "definitely Miyata built and 1986", see post #25 of that Univega Appreciation thread. I'd guess there's a sideways "60" on yours that is the size (60cm).
Unfortunately T-Mar only occasionally checks in here at C&V, but he's a wealth of info on many Japanese makes, and has catalogs galore with pics and specs.
Yeah, I just was noticing a post in that thread that someone said the first letter indicates year, K=82; L=83, M=84, etc. I hadn't figured out the frame size like that though. Thanks!!
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