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Vintage MTB To Upright Bar / Urban Bike Conversions

Old 10-13-21, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by dphilips View Post
Here's my recently rebuilt my Univega Alpina Uno.


DPhilips,
Your Univega looks terrific!
Those fenders really dress it up.
I'm using what looks like that same double legged kickstand on my Miele bike
and thinking I will order the Velo Orange scissor style double legged kickstand for another bike.

I've had a couple different Univega mtbs and thought they were great riding bikes.

I wish I had hung on to the chrome one.

I share similar thoughts with 'dqrider' on these vintage mt bikes.

They are like a palette lending themselves to a myriad of build up applications, functions and self expression and often can be found for a reasonably modest price.
The ability to take fat comfortable tires is a big plus!!!

Three are currently in my stable, the Miele, a Schwinn and a Trek.

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Old 10-13-21, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Clyde1820 View Post
Just the other day, for example, Velo-Orange just got in a couple of their Polyvalent Low-Kicker frames in the "correct" (for me) size. They were gone in a few hours. Probably a good thing. As you say, obsessed with good-lookin' stuff, it was hard to skip over that one and let it go. The trouble with me is, the size of frame and the geometry that works for me is rare. Smartest thing would be to have a custom-geometry frame build, to handle it. It'd be great-looking, but I just can't convince myself it's necessary.

Could be worse. We could be obsessed with hiking all of the "Fourteeners" in the Rocky Mountains ...


Rodriguez's Adventure Low-Step:
Boy, if I had a spare $3000 lying around, I'd grab that Rodgriguez and take off, never to be seen again.
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Old 10-13-21, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
Boy, if I had a spare $3000 lying around, I'd grab that Rodgriguez and take off, never to be seen again.
Yeah, they can be pretty sweet.

Next time I'm in the Seattle area, I'll make a point to visit them and tour their shop. It'd be a custom-geometry job, for me, though, to get it right, although their 3S or 4S sizing might work. Still, their UTB starts at $3400 (frame + parts, outfitted). Custom geometry extra; low-step frame extra; etc. Could easily go with just a frame+fork, custom geometry, low-step, then build the bike myself. Already have a great set of hubs/wheels, cranks/derailleurs, passable brakes. Wouldn't be cheap, but it'd be less expensive than the full bike price.

Post-Covid, we'll see.
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