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The Unofficial Univega Appreciation Thread!

Old 07-11-21, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by casanewt View Post
Found a gem today. A Univega I did not know even existed. Check out this 1986 Univega Superlight. It's the Miyata Omnium frame rebadged as a Univega. It is all original except for the stem and handlebars that were changed out. It was not ridden much based on the condition.








Wow, that’s awesome! I know there was a steel superlight around 79-80, but I did not know they brought the name back for an aluminum frame. Very cool!
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Old 07-14-21, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by noobinsf View Post
Wow, that’s awesome! I know there was a steel superlight around 79-80, but I did not know they brought the name back for an aluminum frame. Very cool!
This version in aluminum was made in 86&87,also available in fuchsia red.Listed weight was 21#.Your memory is correct,Lawee Inc. went back to Italy in 79 and had three models built with Columbus tubing.They were the Specialissima,Superstrada and Superlight.They were outfitted like their Italvega namesakes.Those 3 were quite special.I don't have a 1980 catalog but I know they are not in the 1981 catalog.
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Old 07-16-21, 07:35 PM
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Picked up this 85 Gran Turismo today. Everything is original including brake hoods bar tape and tires.
The tires look almost new. I will clean it up better when I tear it apart to service all the bearings



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Old 07-16-21, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by robertj298 View Post
Picked up this 85 Gran Turismo today. Everything is original including brake hoods bar tape and tires.
The tires look almost new. I will clean it up better when I tear it apart to service all the bearings
Those are even the Miyata radial tires. The pair that were on the 1985 Miyata 610 I found a few months ago were still in decent shape.
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Old 10-13-21, 01:43 PM
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Hi, guys. These Land Rover FS mixtes just popped up on CL, and I can't really find anything on the interwebz. Does anyone know something about them? Seller wants $200 for both. I am tempted.

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Old 10-13-21, 02:36 PM
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This Craig's find was posted from the original owner who bought it new in San Francisco in 1981. He had it on CL with an offering price of $45.00 - needing some pedals I quickly gave him the cash!
1981 Univega Specialissima



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Anyone? I'm communicating with the seller. Are they good? Junk? Meh? OMG-those-are-so-rare-quick-buy-them-both?
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Old 10-13-21, 04:14 PM
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Anyone? I'm communicating with the seller. Are they good? Junk? Meh? OMG-those-are-so-rare-quick-buy-them-both?
Buy them both, and sell one for $100. FREE BIKE!!!
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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post
Buy them both, and sell one for $100. FREE BIKE!!!
Well, the seller wants $200 for the pair. And they may not be worth $100 for the pair, I can't find any info.

That's a lie, I found this from T-Mar back in '08: 'Typcially the Rover variants were Univega's low end ATB models, with the higher end being the Alpina variants.'

From the pics the rd is Shimano SIS and the cranks are Sugino MP.
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Oops, missed that... That'll teach me to read and post without really reading/comprehending. Probably still worth $100/ea though.
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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post
Oops, missed that... That'll teach me to read and post without really reading/comprehending. Probably still worth $100/ea though.
Probably, but I passed. Too. many. bikes. With one more on the way.
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Old 10-14-21, 06:35 AM
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Probably, but I passed. Too. many. bikes. With one more on the way.
Bicycle or child…
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Bicycle or child…


Bike. 1993 Hardrock Ultra step through.
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Bike. 1993 Hardrock Ultra step through.
Congratulations! When is the blessed event?
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1989 Alpina Sport + Crust Clydesdale fork: during a grocery run + on a bridge during a s24o
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Congratulations! When is the blessed event?
Sometime next week, I believe, depending on how slow the slow shipping is.
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