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1984 Univega Super Strada Olympic Edition

Old 03-01-20, 12:45 PM
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1984 Univega Super Strada Olympic Edition

Thoughts on the value of this mostly original Univega Super Strada:
Tange Champion Frame. Dura Ace AX Components
In 1984 was the only change for the Olympic Edition the color from Gray to Red? A thousand thanks!




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Old 03-01-20, 04:05 PM
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Unfortunately probably worth more parted out. Not to mention the large frame.

I feel like Univegas get passed over and never really got much clout; at least not here in the states. I personally love them.

I'm of little use with a value though.
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It's a real beauty. Red color definitely makes it more desirable. You'll get higher price in a hot location too. So, if you're not close to a major bike market you might want to advertise on ebay for a better return. I'm getting a feeling for around the $500 - $600 price range. Good luck. Have fun.
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Well appointed, high quality Japanese steel. The Dura Ace group certainly helps value but it’s the early gen with the weird pedal thing going on. I’m liking $350 on this one as a local sale. Maybe more but I just don’t think a Univega will command it.
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Old 03-05-20, 10:57 PM
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Pull the stem and seatpost out and move the rear cable over to the nds.

You may want to pull the front brake cable out of its anchor first so you can route it inside the rear cable.
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Once I had such a model. Super
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Pull the stem and seatpost out and move the rear cable over to the nds.
To make things interesting, the 1984 catalog shows rear brake cables routed on drive side! I have one that I got 2nd hand, all original, that is routed that way. Another 1984 I have, which has upgraded brake levers (and hence cannot be trusted for stock routing), is on the nds front, drive side in back.





Can see how the AGC rear brakes are angled such that drive side routing is needed.

So I would keep rear brake cable as is, drive side.

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the 1984 catalog shows rear brake cables routed on drive side!

Yeah, that's pathetic. How do you turn the bars?

So I would keep rear brake cable as is, drive side.
I would too at the rear for those particular calipers, but there's no reason for it to be kludged at the stem.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Yeah, that's pathetic. How do you turn the bars?
You have to take the stem out first.
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