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06-29-21, 04:14 PM
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Posted By ryansu

about the only vintage info I found was this...

about the only vintage info I found was this https://univegacatalogs.wordpress.com/
06-29-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,386
Posted By ClydeClydeson

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/426x842/frontdrouting_d5d6d231ea7dea3a92eac72ca3b2766f4d2e0049.jpg

Correct routing shown above. you will likely need to unscrew the pinch...
06-28-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,386
Posted By ClydeClydeson

THe problem is visible in the pictures, and is...

THe problem is visible in the pictures, and is mentioned in one of the first responses. OP has the cable routed incorrectly at the derailleur.

There is a washer under the pinch bolt that has a...
06-28-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,386
Posted By Iride01

What isn't moving? Can you pull on the bare...

What isn't moving? Can you pull on the bare cable going along the down tube and cause the FDR to shift? If so, your problem would seem to be on the other end and several of the things that...
06-28-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,386
Posted By jccaclimber

Always good to get miles on a bike. Most...

Always good to get miles on a bike.
Most shifter housing made in the last decade or two is a plastic sleeve on the inside, a series of metal strands in the middle, and a plastic shell on the...
06-27-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,386
Posted By Geepig

If possible, the cable from the shifter on the...

If possible, the cable from the shifter on the left hand end of the bar should curve round to go down the right side of the frame to minimise the curve in the cable, especially when you are turning...
06-27-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,386
Posted By shelbyfv

You could try routing the housing to the opposite...

You could try routing the housing to the opposite side of the bike, then have the bare cables cross under the downtube. Will smooth out the curve from the shifters to the cable stops.
06-27-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,386
Posted By Iride01

If you've run the cable all the way to the...

If you've run the cable all the way to the shifter with no cable stops, then it very likely won't work. At least not well.

I can't tell from the picture what shifter and derailleurs you have, nor...
06-27-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,386
Posted By Retro Grouch

What does it look like where the shift cable...

What does it look like where the shift cable attaches to your front derailleur?

Many Shimano front derailleurs have a little finger in the path to where it attaches to the derailleur arm. It's...
06-27-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,386
Posted By Trakhak

Check the kinked housing to determine whether you...

Check the kinked housing to determine whether you used derailleur cable housing or brake cable housing.

The strands of steel in brake cable inner housing (with a few esoteric exceptions) form a...
06-27-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,386
Posted By blamester

Do it over. Its snagged some where.

Do it over. Its snagged some where.
06-27-21, 03:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,386
Posted By jimc101

Why have you got kinks in the cable??? you want...

Why have you got kinks in the cable??? you want as smooth as routing as possible, thinking start again with new outer, possibly new inner as well.
06-11-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By Rolla

Oof. I'd just seek out a replacement, but that's...

Oof. I'd just seek out a replacement, but that's me.

Here's a video of someone rebuilding a different Shimano shifter -- maybe there are enough similarities that you can apply some of what he's...
06-10-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By Velikus

Oh yeah, ain't nothin' like some freeway riding...

Oh yeah, ain't nothin' like some freeway riding to spice up the day! I tell ya, when those semis go by at 75 mph barely three feet away - that's excitement!
06-10-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By repechage

I was on my way to The Bicycle Stand in Long...

I was on my way to The Bicycle Stand in Long Beach and heard this cascade of slapping.
idiot lights came on,
had a Good hunch what it was.
serpentine belt.
go to the bike shop.
then walk to the...
06-10-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Well done, not very common anymore, too...

:thumb: Well done, not very common anymore, too many lads now days never get the mechanic thing, "I'll just call somebody if that happens". :wtf: ;)
06-10-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By 3speedslow

It’s, it’s like a classic story. The bike is...

It’s, it’s like a classic story. The bike is Lassie and it saved little Timmy from harm. Really loved the match match paint!

I had a good back up bike with me when I was returning my Dads thruck...
06-10-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By clubman

This thread gave me some joy.

This thread gave me some joy.
06-10-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By madpogue

A bike at the right moment is like a boy scout...

A bike at the right moment is like a boy scout knife. About 35 years ago, my clutch cable snapped in downtown Ann Arbor. I had to speed-shift several blocks to find a parking spot, and parallel...
06-10-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By cb400bill

Now you do

Now you do
09-22-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 113,293
Posted By ryansu

A early 90s Hybrid Via Montega I picked up for...

A early 90s Hybrid Via Montega I picked up for $40 needed a rear spoke and some shifting help but a nice deal. It was my clunker challenge bike. This is as found I have since updated cassette chain...
07-10-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 221,563
Posted By lneves

This is my 750, I got it in a bad shape, I had to...

This is my 750, I got it in a bad shape, I had to powdercoat it, I quite like the final result.

...
07-05-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 221,563
Posted By mtmann

I have a 750 running Nitto Albatross bars on a...

I have a 750 running Nitto Albatross bars on a tall Nitto Technomic stem - see pic.
BUT I also recently built up a Trek 930 which is the similar era MTB cousin to the 750, also US made, also lugged...
12-21-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,285
Posted By Unca_Sam

In all of the technium threads on this forum,...

In all of the technium threads on this forum, this is the first photographic evidence I've seen of glue failure. It's only been 11 years, where were you?
12-18-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,285
Posted By Unca_Sam

The first step of recovery is admitting that you...

The first step of recovery is admitting that you have a problem...
You say you don't need it, but it's talking to you. That's ridiculous, because bikes don't talk. What's talking is your compulsion....
12-11-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,554
Posted By Jason845

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20191211_180419_1b48bf460a402845ded311bba145c8dca01f0d7d.jpg
Sorry about the lighting. This time of year if it's daylight, I'm at...
11-13-12, 01:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 28,202
Posted By Stockton350

Thanks for your help, everyone. I put together a...

Thanks for your help, everyone. I put together a rough site with images I found on the web. The resolution isn't great, but it's a work in progress. I just purchased a couple old Univega catalogs, so...
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