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Univega Nuovo Sport found on CL, can you tell me the year?

Old 07-30-10, 12:49 AM
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Univega Nuovo Sport found on CL, can you tell me the year?

Picked up this beauty, the sticker calls it "Light High Tension Steel Tubing", and the shop sticker is Village Cycle, 8128 Vine St, Hartwell; 821-0387

The only other stuff I can get off it is:
Lugged Frame
Lugged Crown Fork
SR stem?
Suntour stem mounted 'Power Shifters' (friction shift)
Dia-Comp Brake Levers
'Custom' on the crank arms (the crank bolt head says Univega Contterless)
Suntour V-GT Luxe rear derailer
Dia-Comp canti brakes
Sunshine hubs?
Suntour front derailuer hanger
Suntour 7 front derailuer
SR Sakae on the handlebars (but they look newer than the rest of the bike)


anywho, i picked it up on the cheap from this kid who said he got a fixie "because he sees a lot of people on them these days" i'ts in great shape with no rust on the frame. needs a little bit of cleaning, maybe switch out a couple of the crispier bolts. I think it'll make a great bike for me to learn a bit about basic maintenance and get my feet wet on road biking. the friction shifters are something i've never dealt with before but after some reading online, it seems like they'll be a breeze.

thanks for checking it out!
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Old 07-30-10, 01:06 AM
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on closer inspection (and some more wiki-research) those are U-brakes....
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Old 07-30-10, 07:01 AM
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Nice find, Univega made solid bikes and the Suntour components are very good performers. Those brakes are actually centerpull units, U-brakes came a bit later on mountain bikes and BMX.
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+1 Center pull brakes. Low end/bottom end Univega from that era. But all Univegas are pretty nice. Early 80s bike, just look up some of the component codes at vintage trek site.
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Look for the serial number on the bottom of the bottom bracket shell. Then compare what you find to the information in this thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...+serial+number

I have a 1982 Nuovo Sport that i got on ebay for cheap. I have it set up with a Nexus coaster brake three speed hub. Have fun with yours.
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