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Old 01-31-07, 06:31 PM   #1
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Univega

Does univega have any older track frames? and is the via madison their first track model?
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And then I thought, why not reply to this thread?
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I don't think Univega ever made any track bikes. Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong.
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I don't think they did when they were still Univega, and it doesn't look like they do anymore. The Via Madison looks to only be available as a 2006 model.

Those paint schemes make me want to take down my old Univega sign and burn it.
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that's not a real univega. well, for some people maybe, but the real univega's are no longer in production, and they never made a track bike. there is some new company called univega that has absolutely nothing to do with the other one, except that they make(import) bikes. the old univega was just an importer too.
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This seems to be one of those, "Oh look, I can buy the rights to the name of a company that hasn't made a bike since 1992 and slap stickers on frames made in Taiwan and hope to cash in on the familiarity of the name"

type things... Univega made bike-boom gas-pipe road and touring bikes and some mountain bikes. They never made a track frame.
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I have one of there 80's touring rigs. Gran Turismo. Canti's and triple butted chromly. Its geared and it is a very comfy ride. It also came w/ a very cool maroon suede saddle! I think like many Japanese makers at the time the were considered "less than" buy the bike buying public.
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