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Old 04-15-12, 07:22 PM
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Univega Ultraleggera info

Bought from a wonderful little old lady in San Clemente, California. She even gave me the original pedals. By far my favorite Dura Ace group, the 7400. Any information on these things? Year? Tubing? I took pix of the tubing. I can't find much on the interweb.




And the rest of the album is here. This is how I got it and took it out of the car. I'm PRETTY sure the Cinelli 1A is 26.4. The short stem *could* work for me. The headtube is quite long compared to the same size Lemond Zurich I have.

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7400 for the win !

do i see a sloping top tube on a pre-90es bike ?
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Old 04-15-12, 10:02 PM
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I don't think it's sloping. I think it's just camera angle. Oh, searched for 7400 and seems to be early to mid 90's. Hope someone can confirm. Wow, this seems that my 96 Lemond is a vintage. Never thought about that. Ause I bought it new and I ride it everyday.
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Haha, that's awesome that someone here got it! I emailed the seller about it but in the end I decided to pass because it was a bit too small for me and it was kinda far to even go see it. Congrats, it's a good buy.

For what I could find out, it's a pretty good bike. Tange Prestige oversized (MTB) tubing, early 90's. There's another thread about this bike, but not much more online: https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...leggera-photos.
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Pretty sure it's the building sloping in that picture. Nice bike.
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Nice looking Univega! Wouldn't the STI and Intigrated 8 version of Dura Ace be 740X like 7402 or 3? Can't you nail down the component year by the date codes on the vintage trek site? I have a '95 Univega catalog (maybe their last?) and the top of the line bike is a bonded CF with Untegra.

I think this likely dates to '92ish but I am not certain when DA pickedup the DP brakes.


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7400 for the win !

do i see a sloping top tube on a pre-90es bike ?
I think some bikes (esp MTB and hybrids) had sloping TT pre '90 but it was a merely a size imposed design and not some preengineered sales tool as it is today.
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Yes BG, it does say 7400, 7402 and 7403. 7402 for the rear der, and 7403 for the brifters. And yes, it is *slightly* sloping, I say slightly cause its not like carbon fiber bike sloping. I put it next to my 96 Lemond Zurich and has the nice gentle semi sloping to it. Luckily, the top tube is much longer (52) compared to my Zurich (50) which make the reach on the Cinelli XA stem the same length from seatpost to bar. So I don't need to get a *expensive* Cinelli stem! Wahoo!
nlaspf: They were a super nice older couple that lived on top of the hill in San Clemente. Super rich neighborhood. He had the wooden floor garage, a nice wooden boat inside, and tons of woodworking material. Inside the home was gorgeous full window view of the Pacific Ocean and a grand piano in the living room. It was karma that I got it cause she did say only a few people emailed about it. And they don't really know how to post pictures on CL so that's why I came. Anything good in under 50cm I always take a look. Those sizes seem to be hard to come by. And its a Univega! Not too many folks I guess have Univegas. Lots and lots of Centurions (I sold them when I worked at a bike shop back in the 80s). I always wanted the grey 48cm Ironman but now I got this thing and I'm done looking for an Ironman.
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Only thing missing are a pair of dustcaps. The hunt begins for a pair of 7400 series Dura Ace dustcaps. My kingdom for a pair!!! (hahaha, my kingdom is ghetto).
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Good luck on the dust caps! Persoanlly I would just put some single key releases in the cranks and be done with it.

I can't wait to hear a ride report on this. I love the way my Infinity MTB tube Project 3 feels and handles on the road but I always wondered how these Prestige MTB road frames were. I thought it was a pretty capital idea to use the larger diameter MTB tubes to build a stiffer road frame for little penalty in weight gain.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Good luck on the dust caps! Persoanlly I would just put some single key releases in the cranks and be done with it.
Brilliant idea!! It feels lighter than my Zurich which is same era. And I have 6600 (pretty current) Ultegra on it. But I do have a VO "swallow" saddle on it. Now I want everything in white (except the saddle, I love my saddle).
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Congratulations! That one caught my attention on CL, alas, too small. Glad someone on the forum got it.
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Old 05-09-12, 06:46 AM
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Yours is the third I have ever heard of. What is the serial number?
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Yours is the third I have ever heard of. What is the serial number?
I'll have to try to get it another time. It appears to be under the cable guids on the BB. Do you have a picture or yours?
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I just clicked on your link. 91? I was thinking more like 95 but I guess you are right it is a lower year. My 95/96 Lemond had 9 speed Ultegra and 853 tubing. It was the last year they went from 1" fork to 1 1/8" threadless fork. I took off the Dura Ace 7400 stuff and put them on my 84 Centurion Comp TA. I now have modern Ultegra/105 parts on the Ultralegerra. I'm doing a long ride this Sunday with it.
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Mine is failry original as you can see - and as I said, I've only found 3; mine, yours, and one other that was bought as a frameset, and I can't get a hold of him to get his S/N. I think that these are a very limited run, and your S/N might give me an idea of the range.

I am assuming they were built to showcase the 1st gen D/A brifters.

My serial number is "50"
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Okay, now I'm curious. I'll loosen up the cabling and look tonight. Is your "50" the last set of numbers I'm looking for? And what does 50 mean? Anything special? Thanks!
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The only number I can find on mine is "50" - I don't know if it's 50/100, 50/50, or 50/50000
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revive a thread?

I picked up an ultraleggera this week. it was seized by the city for being locked in the same place too long, then donated to an outfit that teaches recently homeless folks to wrench on bikes. the nicest bikes they receive are sold to fund the program, and the rest go to graduates of the program who fix them up. seems like a pretty great program.

the bike looks to be mostly original, with a couple of exceptions. the front derailleur has been swapped with a 600 model that seems to have been bent up a bit and doesn't work. there weren't any pedals on it. the stem and bars are newer. and, most importantly, the seatpost isn't original.

about that seatpost: I'm wondering if it's a smaller diameter than it should be. it clamps down pretty solidly and doesn't move, but the binder bolt has pulled the outside faces of the clamp ears (forgive my lack of vocabulary) together so that they aren't parallel. I looked at all of my other bikes and several of my roommates' bikes (sample size is six steel bikes) and this hasn't occurred on any of them, which makes me suspicious.

so, in case anybody who would know is still reading this thread, what's the proper seatpost diameter?
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