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    Thoughts on Univega Alpina HT-510?

    It looks like a good bike. And is at good price (price cut off for an older model) at a nice shop nearby.

    Any particular things I should know about? Any experience with these? Thank you for any contribution.

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    I thought Univega went out of business? I have not seen a new one in quite a few years....anyone confirm that?
    Generally speaking, they were a fine brand.

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    The fork sucks

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    Went out of business?
    http://www.univega.com/
    Perhaps they no longer ship to American territories? I'm not from USA, BTW.
    The fork sucks? In what price range of a bike would you put the fork. Thank you.

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    Posted to bring on the front page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FullSpectrum
    Posted to bring on the front page.
    No need to bump threads. The fork on that bike (according to the German website) isn't worth much in my opinion

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    In what price range of a bike would you expect to find such a fork, that's what I was asking.

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    I have an old Univega actually..."Alpina 505"...I raced on it for quite a few years, ended up replacing nearly every part a few times. It was really light with what I changed and did quite well for me.

    A few things I didnt like about it.

    -the rear triangle is really flexy, and even under brake load, will flex
    -the head tube was a non-standard size, not sure if they still have that (makes fork upgrades more difficult)
    -Univega isn't greatly respected amongst bike manufacturers, although mine held up well

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    Comparatively and by itself, could I hear your opinion on this bike?
    It's an Author Stratos SX. Here is the page: http://www.author.sk/verbal/stratos-sx/
    And the direct link to the picture: http://www.author.sk/userdata/imagel...s_sx_modra.jpg
    The price is lower then what you see. And I'm not from Slovakia.

    General opinion of the brand would also be appreciated, since I can't search the boards on it for obvious reasons.
    Last edited by FullSpectrum; 09-30-05 at 06:28 PM.

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    Looks like a comfort road bike.

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    Really? Sorry, I'm not someone who doesn't know what a road bike looks like, but this one doesn't have a body, transmission, rims, tyres, handlebars... anything like a road bike. The only thing that looks like it could belong on a road bike is the saddle...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FullSpectrum
    Really? Sorry, I'm not someone who doesn't know what a road bike looks like, but this one doesn't have a body, transmission, rims, tyres, handlebars... anything like a road bike. The only thing that looks like it could belong on a road bike is the saddle...

    What about the 700c tires?

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    Sorry. I'm new to this, I skipped right over that.
    Now, thoughts on the quality and how much do you think it's worth would be nice.

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    Hey, no worries. I'm pretty new at this also. Checking the specs, the fork only has 40mm of travel, and it's an RST model I've never heard of. The rest of the components are a mixed bag. Can't say much about the frame, as my Czech is a little rusty. My best guess is that it is comparable to a Trek 3700. What kind of riding would you be doing? It may be pretty decent for primarily on-road, with an occasional brief foray on light trails.

    Given the choice between this bike and the Univega, I'd take the Univega in a heartbeat.
    Last edited by Namenda; 09-30-05 at 07:20 PM.

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    Hmmm, the Trek 3700 is actually a bit cheaper, but the Author does provide an interesting hybrid, and could prove fast because of the tires. I indeed need something that that will provide speed on quality asphalt and flat areas (on which I'm mostly riding), but also not be crippling in less bike-friendly and uphill/downhill parts of the city, and do a good job at an occasional trip to the local hills.

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    Apparently the tires are RITCHEY SPEEDMAX CROSS 700c x 35 and it weights 26 pounds

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    Trek 7200 fxs. 700c tires, 50mm suspension, and a comfier saddle. http://www.trekbikes.com/bikes/2005/citybike/7200fx.jsp I think I have decided upon it after reading some stuff here and elsewere. Good choice? Best choice?
    Thank you, you've been helpful.

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