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Old 02-05-11, 08:25 AM
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univega custom maxima... thats all i got.

i have a univega custom maxima that i picked up for free from a friend. she didnt know anything about it. i am wondering if anybody has any info on this bicycle. the year would be nice to know. also any general information or history would be great.

i can post pictures from my cell if anybody needs them. im going to look over the bicycle and ill post something if i find anything of significance.

i really hope someone can help me out.
thank you in advance
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This comment from T-Mar is all I could find on it.

(There are not a lot of on-line catalog resources for Univega/Italvegas).
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Search is your friend. There is a thread that decodes Univega serial numbers. And in addition, there is always looking up the component codes. If it is friction shifting, I would guess early to mid 1980s.
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auchencrow,
thank you for the link it helped allitle. i have a general idea now.

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can you provide a link to this thread? it would be much appreciated.

i will be looking around for serial numbers and that jazz tonite. but all i know right now is that it is most likely from the 80's and i looked over and it has suntour derailers and braking systems i believe. ill post when i find out more.
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Here's one, there are several. All of the serial number dating on Univegas that I have seen only work on the Miyata made models. By the late 80s, some Univegas were made by others. So it is not foolproof.


https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-Sportour-bike

And then perhaps the best Univega thread (Univega Appreciation):

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ciation-Thread!
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thank you wrk101.
i just got the serial number. it is: [k588222]
i will try posting it in the univega appreciation thread to see if anybody will know.
thank you for your help
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K is 1982 as I recall, and that is a Miyata serial number (thats a plus). First later is the year code.
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ok thank you very much wrk101. your help is much appreciated!
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I just sold one of these. I bought it last year and had converted it into a pretty solid single speed. It's got some good things going for it but It's a pretty low end bike with steel wheels/bars and stem shifters. The tubes are mangalite with hi-ten forks and rear stays. The Shimano side-pull brakes work fine and I think they're better than the dia compe center-pulls found on comparable bikes. Throw some alloy wheels/bars on it and you'll have a nice rider. Otherwise, if you have another geared bike I think it would make a great candidate for a single-speed or fixie.
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