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Old 02-05-10, 02:46 PM   #1
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Need help identifying a frame

Hey, so i bought this frame from a friend, and he bought it from someone else. When he bought it, it was already sanded down. Now it is painted. Can you help me identify the frame? Thanks.











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Old 02-05-10, 04:42 PM   #2
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older japanese bike? the lugs on the head tube remind me of my fuji s-10-s, but your frame is missing a pump mount peg.

what is the rear drop spacing?

Maybe try the C&V forum?

Gonna be hard to identify that frame I imagine. FWWI, it doesn't seem particularly exceptional (e.g. the drops don't have a rd hanger, lugs pretty plain, etc).

Probably rides pretty nice, and that's what really counts.

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Old 02-05-10, 04:54 PM   #3
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fuji? hi-ten steel, maybe s-10-s? what is the rear drop spacing?
inside to inside = 120mm

and what is a pump mount peg?

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Definitely NOT Fuji S10-S, wrong lugs, seat cluster detail etc. Probably 1970s because it is 120mm spacing and clearly made for 27" wheels, single headbadge hole may be clue to brand, look for serial number under BB but if you take it to C&V looking like that be prepared to get skewered.

A pump mount peg is a hook usually on the downtube to hold an oldfashioned tire pump. There are actually 2 of them to hold the pump at both ends.
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It's a Huffy.
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It's a Huffy.
No mercy from you dude.
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here is a pic of it before it got sanded down and painted but i also have no idea if it was painted before that.... also all the braze-ons (cable carriers and whatnot) have been take off (ground off maybe...i wasn't part of that process)

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I know...I've been overly snarky lately. Winter always gets to me a bit. I'm sorry.



It's a Univega. It says so right there on the down tube. It also looked much better before the horrible paint job.
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I'm fairly sure it say Univega on the downtube.
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1. thank you. i cannot read that haha. how would i go about finding out what model/year do you think??
2. it was not my paint job. i liked it better too... but whatever... fun bike

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That is so sad. They took a pretty nice looking bike (except for the yellow chain), and totally ****ed it up. The original paint job wasn't bad at all, and my 7 yo grandaughter wouldn't screw up the paint that bad. Sorry OP, not bashing you, just pisses me off when I see this kind of abomination. OK, I'll go take my medication and not come back until I can be nice again.
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1. thank you. i cannot read that haha.
No problem. It's not so much that I can actually read it, it's more that I happen to be familiar with what the Univega logo looks like, therefore making it easier to spot on the blurry photo.

Also, I believe it may be a Univega Sportour. Google it.
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That is so sad. They took a pretty nice looking bike (except for the yellow chain), and totally ****ed it up. The original paint job wasn't bad at all, and my 7 yo grandaughter wouldn't screw up the paint that bad. Sorry OP, not bashing you, just pisses me off when I see this kind of abomination. OK, I'll go take my medication and not come back until I can be nice again.
nothing i can do... oh well. i mean, its pretty cool in person. he even had someone pinstripe the whole thing...
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No problem. It's not so much that I can actually read it, it's more that I happen to be familiar with what the Univega logo looks like, therefore making it easier to spot on the blurry photo.

Also, I believe it may be a Univega Sportour. Google it.

awesome!! i agree! thanks scrodzilla!!
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i wonder if there is a way to get a year. all i have is the serial number... L921056
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if it helps, if the rear spacing is REALLY 120 (and not just 120 because it's flexed flush with a 120 hub) then it most likely used a 5-speed hub originally.
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if it helps, if the rear spacing is REALLY 120 (and not just 120 because it's flexed flush with a 120 hub) then it most likely used a 5-speed hub originally.
sorry, i didn't even think about that. its 125mm
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sorry, i didn't even think about that. its 125mm
So, it was originally probably 126mm, which is more like 1980s 6-speed hub spacing.
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So, it was originally probably 126mm, which is more like 1980s 6-speed hub spacing.
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yeah 126 is the standard for a lot of frames through the entire 80's and probably some of the 70's, definitely into the 90's.
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i also agree that looks just like a univega from the logo



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1984 Univega. Supra Sport or Maxima Sport. are the most likely candidates.
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