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Old 07-08-09, 09:08 PM
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super strada picture as promised

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sorry it took so long to find it but heres the pic of my univega super strada. still havent nailed down the year of manufacture.'84? . all dura ace ax with ambrosio elite rims(27x1) its pretty cherry and need help getting year and a value. now for sale. I'm more into mtb's(less of a death wish).
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Old 07-09-09, 08:59 AM
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Old 07-10-09, 01:58 AM
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the shifters dont have trim feature. the rim clearance is very close at rear crowns I am told this was race position for the 27'S. the brakes are aero low profiles and 700's would require whole different set of dura-ace or whatever brakes that are longer in profile. I dont know why anyone try this to an excellent vintage example. its still for sale and looks way better than the picture.
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I had a mid 80's univega super strada that I raced on back in the late 80's. With a bit of scraping on the toptube decal, I converted mine to a "super rad". The super strada was univega's top of the line racing frameset and is a very high quality. Probably best looking feature was the slick looking seatpost binder integral with the seatstays. My bike had "conventional" shifter bosses so was probably slightly later but otherwise looked very similar to yours. The super strada had a fairly long wheelbase and somewhat relaxed geometry as compared to "twitchy" contemporary race bikes but I am sure it would have been designed for 700c wheels rather than 27". Italian rims on an otherwise japanese bike strongly indicate to me that the rims were a later add-on.
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I dont know why anyone try this to an excellent vintage example.
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He doesn't appriciate it - let him sell it to someone who does.

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Let him sell it to someone who will change that bar tape.
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Old 09-22-09, 07:58 PM
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a 700c wheel bike for sure. Getting it back that way would be a plus. Unless of course the prosp. buyer doesn't know, care or has a set of 700s
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Nice Univega. It most likely had 700C wheels/tires to begin with. Attached is a pic of my '82 Super Strada. Although it's 63cm it doesn't feel that big in size. I used to ride a 58cm TREK 1000 but found the Univega more comfortable to ride. Maybe T-Mar will add some input as to it's age and potential value; from what I've seen on e-bay and Craigslist, the going resale price is around $250.00 depending on where you're at in the country. PG.
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OK, found a couple pictures of my old Super Strada. I bought it in Boulder in '88 as a used bare frameset and built it up with a mish-mash of new and used parts that I gathered; black anodized superbe pro crankset, sante shifters and deraillers, dia comp brakes. I trained and raced hard on it for about 1 year, then switched to a new bike. The univega served me well and was a comfortable ride. It was very stable, long wheelbase but not the most nimble at cornering. It was not particularly lightweight, I think I once weighted the frame and fork separately and determined that the fork was particularly beefy as compared to my other steel forks. The fork crown was very sleek and aero looking, one of the nicest looking features of the bike. I kept it built up for a couple years as a time-trial bike (thus the wheels in the picture) but used it less and less. The white band and lettering on the downtube in the picture was just something I added along the way, covered up the Univega decal to make it look more "racy". I long ago sold off my super strada, have just nice memories of it these days.

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OK, think I figured out the attachment thing, pictures included this time!
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