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Old 01-29-11, 06:18 PM
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Entry-level can be very pretty (Univega Nuovo Sport content).

This photo of one of my flippers came out so nice that I wished to share it:



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Nice. Interesting looking color. I have a couple of these awaiting to be flipped come spring as well. It doesn't look lik you don't have the seasons to deal with so much down there.
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Should make a nice commuter bike for someone.

Is that a fluted seat post?
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Nice looking bike. I picked up the Mixte version of the same bike a few months ago, and can't seem to bring myself to part with it....

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Saddle and seatpost on your bike really adds some class to a basic lowend bike.

This is one of my first flips. It had some very nice details and was really well made. Even the eyelets were threaded on this bike. Thought the colors looked good too.
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
Should make a nice commuter bike for someone.

Is that a fluted seat post?
Yes, that is a fluted post; one of my component substitutions. It had a very strange Mory seatpost on it, which - despite being steel - turned out to be cracked.





Turns out the entire seatpost is encased in a thin sleeve. Utter junk.

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Nice looking bike. I picked up the Mixte version of the same bike a few months ago, and can't seem to bring myself to part with it....
That is beautiful. Is that the original crankset? I swapped out the SR Custom set on the Univega for appearance; it did not look that spiffy.

Regardless, I can't say that I am keen on the chainwheel spacing on either crankset - both are spaced wide enough that I'm experiencing chainskate with the Sedis chain upon downshifts. This one might be a candidate for TAYA (Shimano UG-20 copy) chain.

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Saddle and seatpost on your bike really adds some class to a basic lowend bike.

This is one of my first flips. It had some very nice details and was really well made. Even the eyelets were threaded on this bike. Thought the colors looked good too.
Saddle came from a 1980 Raleigh Super Grand Prix; the SGP also donated the crankset, handlebars, brake levers and stem.

When I got this Univega, it had some Wal-Mart-range Shimano derailers mounted to it; neither were connected, for there weren't any shifters. Bars had been swapped out for upright flats. Nevertheless, it had enough good points that I purchased it.

Those higher-end Schwinn mixtes have a distinctly French rando look to them, don't they?

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Originally Posted by cudak888
Yes, that is a fluted post; one of my component substitutions. It had a very strange Mory seatpost on it, which - despite being steel - appeared to be cracked.

Turns out the entire seatpost is encased in a thin sleeve. Utter junk.



That is beautiful. Is that the original crankset? I swapped out the SR Custom set on the Univega for appearance; it did not look that spiffy.

Regardless, I can't say that I am keen on the chainwheel spacing on either crankset - both are spaced wide enough that I'm experiencing chainskate with the Sedis chain upon downshifts. This one might be a candidate for TAYA (Shimano UG-20 copy) chain.

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Thanks Kurt

As far as I know, all of the components are original. I bought it at a garage sale for $25, and it was in good, dusty shape, only needing a FD cable and a tune/clean. It has not been ridden much since new. Before spring rolls around, I plan on putting some grey cloth bar tape on it.

BTW, it does have a fluted seat post.

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Looks nicely equipped; a bit better than what mine came with. Then again, I didn't have the original RD or FD to compare it with.

Funniest part is that the RD had an integral hanger; they tried sticking it in the back of the dropout in some foolhardy backyard-mechanic method. I was overjoyed to find the stamped dropout with integral hanger behind it.

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