Cue the Psychedelic Furs, slip on your acid washed jeans, your Topsiders and 'nays, and maybe that keyboard silkscreened tie for good measure, and take this tall, cool pink thing for a spin around the nostalgia block.
This '86 Univega Nuovo Sport garage find comes with very few miles on the clock (indeed, the plastic protective bag was still on one side the handlebars when I took delivery) and nary a chip or scratch in the paint. I don't think this was ridden much, if at all, and I'm guessing I doubled its lifetime mileage in the 10 minute ride I took right after snapping these pix:
Turkey levers FTW. The cello bar tape seems to have shrunk, or just sort of slipped position? I have no experience with this stuff, but it's coming off off for re-wrap. I may need one new roll; I noticed the only damage on the bike I could find was a fraying scrape on the tape on the right side and I'm not sure it's going to be usable. I think the front reflector is mounted upside down, but as we all know, back in '86, your average bike shop employee was constantly stoned
Never seen brakes with this particular type of quick release, but is that part of the Shimano Light Action gruppo? This is my first bike that has come so equipped. Light action indeed: *Click!*CLUNK!* indexed shifting, very solid feeling but not very slick.
Oh Yeahhh, original Univega tires with no visible wear at all.
Frame is LIFETIME GUARANTEED. Seems to be holding up pretty well so far.
This is the newest 27-year-old suede saddle I've ever seen.
He: "Yeah, she's checking out my cool bike."
She: "Hmmm? Pink bike. Gay?"