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Univega Gran Rally 1984 or so

Old 01-07-23, 04:39 PM
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Univega Gran Rally 1984 or so

Picked up a Univega Gran Rally for a little more than a song this afternoon.
It's got an entire Shimano 600 Grupo.
Hubs, brakes, derailleurs, levers and shifters as well as the cranks.
Did a two step and sang a bar. the guy howled and gave it to me for 80 bucks if I'd stop singing....









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Old 01-07-23, 05:51 PM
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Every shimano 6207 part with the exception of the rear hub, is date code IB, The rear hub is HL
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Old 01-07-23, 05:57 PM
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Old 01-07-23, 06:15 PM
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Impressive rear rack.
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Impressive rear rack.
I have a theory about that; I think it was part of a father and son planking act on the streets of SoCal.
Street busking is unavoidable, but some of it is interesting.
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it's got a Sun Tour 6 speed freewheel(?) and sun tour dork disk . manufactured early '84 like everything else. It's a 63cm

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Old 01-07-23, 07:05 PM
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Do you have any recordings? I may want to play them the next time I negotiate...

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Do you have any recordings? I may want to play them the next time I negotiate...

Think Michigan J Frog
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Old 01-08-23, 07:08 AM
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Getting ahead of myself, back to the rockhopper.
I've done the bottom bracket, the headset and the ubrake. Need to go to the LBS because my old weak hands are killing me popping the freewheel loose.
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Originally Posted by Schweinhund View Post
Getting ahead of myself, back to the rockhopper.
I've done the bottom bracket, the headset and the ubrake. Need to go to the LBS because my old weak hands are killing me popping the freewheel loose.
I like to clamp the freewheel tool in my bench vise. Then I grab the rim like a big steering wheel and turn left. If the tire is still mounted, you'll have a big gripping surface. I've only had one that tried to move the workbench, but it eventually succumbed.
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Old 01-08-23, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Pompiere View Post
I like to clamp the freewheel tool in my bench vise. Then I grab the rim like a big steering wheel and turn left. If the tire is still mounted, you'll have a big gripping surface. I've only had one that tried to move the workbench, but it eventually succumbed.
Thank you for that. I normally use my bench vise, but no tire. adding the tire made my hands hurt a lot less.
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That is a complete groupset! Even the headset is Shimano 600. You just need to find the Shimano 600 stem and seatpost to make it a shrine to Shimano 600!
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That is a complete groupset! Even the headset is Shimano 600. You just need to find the Shimano 600 stem and seatpost to make it a shrine to Shimano 600!
I was considering flipping it or parting it out, it's a 63 and that's just a tad too tall for me.
maybe a smaller frame

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Impressive rear rack.
It looks like the board my dad used to skin catfish on.
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Impressive rear rack.
Is it still a "Gran Rally" if it has eyelets?

Sorta like the "Ital Sport" I had, where I switched out the original Campy for Shimano. Probably for the best they never made "Japa Sport" replacement decals.
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All those old late 80's six speeds usually have enough room for a seven speed cog set. And, seven speed means you can get indexed brifters. Oh yeah. Time to build a franken bike dude. I guaruntee. That **** will fit.
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Originally Posted by Chuck M View Post
It looks like the board my dad used to skin catfish on.
Originally Posted by Schweinhund View Post
I have a theory about that; I think it was part of a father and son planking act on the streets of SoCal.
Street busking is unavoidable, but some of it is interesting.
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Impressive rear rack.
I was thinking "Pizza Peel" rear rack--- and it alone was worth the $80!

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it's got a Sun Tour 6 speed freewheel(?) and sun tour dork disk . manufactured early '84 like everything else. It's a 53cm
I was going to mention, that the Suntour New Winner needs to go! I've got a 600 6-speed that should be on that beauty.
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
I was thinking "Pizza Peel" rear rack--- and it alone was worth the $80!


I was going to mention, that the Suntour New Winner needs to go! I've got a 600 6-speed that should be on that beauty.
I was curious about that, why in the heck did this come with 99% of a Shimano 600 Group and a suntour freewheel and dorkdisk?
What are you asking on the freewheel?
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