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11-26-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,304
Posted By Flyboy718

1986 Univega Gran Rally

Wanted to show off this bike I picked up about a year or so ago. It's a deep burgundy color, triple butted, diamond cutouts painted white, Shimano 600 EX group set, and Araya 700c wheels. I...
11-26-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,089
Posted By Flyboy718

Not sure yet. I am a school teacher and have the...

Not sure yet. I am a school teacher and have the summers off to tour:)
11-25-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,089
Posted By Flyboy718

I already had that rack on another bike so I just...

I already had that rack on another bike so I just took it off and put on this one. In the future, I will get a better rack.
11-25-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,089
Posted By Flyboy718

My Univega Alpina 501 Ready For Touring!

Wanted to show off what I did today to a very nice Alpina 501 I picked up last year. Added trekking bars, new 26x1.25 road tires, bar tape, rear rack, small front bag, and relocated brake levers and...
07-03-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,180
Posted By Flyboy718

I think I am just going to go with the trekking...

I think I am just going to go with the trekking bar route and see how it feels....
07-03-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,180
Posted By Flyboy718

Dallas doesn't have anything like that

Dallas doesn't have anything like that
Forum: Texas
07-03-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,249
Posted By Flyboy718

Dallas area bike trails & using DART rail?

I want to put together a really cool day of riding the trail system combined with using the DART rail system for my daughter and myself. I would like to explore and also hit a few coffee spots and...
07-03-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,180
Posted By Flyboy718

I guess I am not following. My original MTB stem...

I guess I am not following. My original MTB stem would not fit my road bike bars. So I had to get a stem that would. The stem I have now is not tall enough to mount my shifters vertically on the...
07-03-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,180
Posted By Flyboy718

Unfortunately, these people seem to not be in...

Unfortunately, these people seem to not be in business anymore. The "cart" is disabled and the phone number is disconnected.
Forum: Touring
07-03-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,088
Posted By Flyboy718

First time short tour done.

I know it's not a lot, but I went out and did 53 miles with about 55 lbs of camping stuff and made it to a State Park here in Texas from my house. It felt great! I planned to do 60 to another State...
07-03-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,180
Posted By Flyboy718

Then you just use road bike brake handles instead...

Then you just use road bike brake handles instead of the original MTB? I would like to see a picture of those shifters mounted vertically.
06-29-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,180
Posted By Flyboy718

Damn! That's what I need! Although I do like...

Damn! That's what I need! Although I do like the look of the trekking bars. Thanks!
06-29-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,180
Posted By Flyboy718

My original stem is 22.2 mm (1" quill) type stem....

My original stem is 22.2 mm (1" quill) type stem. Will this bar just slide into my original stem or do I need to look for another stem?
06-29-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,180
Posted By Flyboy718

My rear derailer is Shimano STX It...

My rear derailer is Shimano STX


It slipped my mind that this is totally another option! I am not married to drop bars and I agree that its seems to make me a little streteched out so what other...
06-28-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,180
Posted By Flyboy718

I found some bar end shifters on Amazon and it...

I found some bar end shifters on Amazon and it says that they will work with friction or index. They are 8 speed though, will that work with a 3x7 drivetrain?
06-28-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,180
Posted By Flyboy718

Can you show me a link to a place to get them for...

Can you show me a link to a place to get them for that price? I am confused as to which I need. I see a lot of 8 and 9 speed index shifting but I see 7 speed friction shifting bar end. What do I...
06-28-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,180
Posted By Flyboy718

It's a Univega Alpina 501. It's 3x7. What is the...

It's a Univega Alpina 501. It's 3x7. What is the cheaper route? Thanks!
06-28-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,180
Posted By Flyboy718

Converting MTB to Touring...shifter problems!

So basically the only option I have for shifters are bar end shifters? I have changed out the original MTB handlebar and installed a vintage roadbike drop bar. My MTB had grip shifters on it but...
03-26-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,876
Posted By Flyboy718

I let a High Sierra go about 3-4 years ago. Wish...

I let a High Sierra go about 3-4 years ago. Wish I still had it!
03-26-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,876
Posted By Flyboy718

You sir, are a Genious! I pulled out the quill...

You sir, are a Genious! I pulled out the quill and on the bottom engraved "22.2 mm" Going to order the one I screenshot above and a trekking bar.
03-26-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,876
Posted By Flyboy718

Will this work? It appears 22.2 mm stem and then...

Will this work? It appears 22.2 mm stem and then the clamping portion is 24.5 mm
...
03-26-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,876
Posted By Flyboy718

So I am not good with this part of bicycle...

So I am not good with this part of bicycle mechanics. Could you help me out with sourcing the parts I would need on Amazon for the 1 1/8" threadless stem adapter? I also measured the size of the...
03-26-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,876
Posted By Flyboy718

Need help converting to trekking bar!

I have here a 1995 Univega Alpina 501 which will become my long haul touring bike for this summer. I need to put a trekking bar on it. The top tube is a bit long on this frame design; if I put a...
Forum: Touring
03-26-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,400
Posted By Flyboy718

Touring Anxiety?

I am a school teacher and have the entire summers off. One of the reasons I became a teacher is so that I can do long touring without having to wait till I retire some day and then may not even be...
03-03-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By Flyboy718

That is what I was thinking too. And the Serial...

That is what I was thinking too. And the Serial # starts with a "G"
03-03-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By Flyboy718

I wish I knew. There is a sticker that says "Made...

I wish I knew. There is a sticker that says "Made in Taiwan" on it. I do know that in 1996 Univega sold to Raleigh. Here is a pic of the serial on the bb. The 969 Tubing means 9mm at the ends of the...
03-03-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By Flyboy718

So excited about my purchase today!

Picked up a 1995 Univega Alpina 501 for $95! Appears to be all original and in excellent shape. Original tires as well. I can't wait to convert this to a drop bar touring bike/bikepacking bike. I...
08-15-18, 04:20 PM
08-15-18, 06:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,422
Posted By Flyboy718

What would be a good material to build them that...

What would be a good material to build them that is not expensive too.
08-08-18, 08:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,422
Posted By Flyboy718

Ideas for teaching a bicycle repair/riding class at Middle School?

I teach 8th grade science, this year our administration is allowing us to teach a class of our own interests once a week. I decided that bicycle repair / riding would be what I would like to share...
08-05-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By Flyboy718

Awesome conversion gravel build!

I just found this video, maybe you have already seen it but it got me excited to build something like this myself. Gravel conversion build
07-29-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,834
Posted By Flyboy718

How about this?...

How about this?...
Replies: 1,034
Views: 659,444
Posted By Flyboy718

I have used my Univega Viva Sport and Univega...

I have used my Univega Viva Sport and Univega Nuovo Sport for centuries.
07-27-18, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,834
Posted By Flyboy718

I think I am very capable of doing what it takes...

I think I am very capable of doing what it takes to make this happen with installing a spacer...see my YouTube video on how to overhaul your bottom bracket.
Bottom Bracket Overhaul Subscribe to my...
07-24-18, 11:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,834
Posted By Flyboy718

Ok, how do I go about doing that, I honestly have...

Ok, how do I go about doing that, I honestly have no idea what this means, it's all new to me on gearing.
07-24-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,834
Posted By Flyboy718

bump

bump
07-22-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,834
Posted By Flyboy718

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/img_3102_a3905bb9bb44d608cc44ec2b19303bdb35793c65.jpg...
07-12-18, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,834
Posted By Flyboy718

Help updating my Univega Gran Premio drivetrain...

I want to update the drive train on my Gran Premio. The current drive train is frankenparts. I was thinking of maybe picking up a front and rear Shimano 105 or 600 derailleur? I would also possibly...
02-23-17, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By Flyboy718

Awesome. Thanks for that because I sure would...

Awesome. Thanks for that because I sure would have just taken it all off!
02-23-17, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By Flyboy718

Dumb question here but the bar tape, brake levers...

Dumb question here but the bar tape, brake levers and everything has to come off the bars in order to change out the stem? I don't see any other way but was just asking...
02-23-17, 06:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By Flyboy718

Yea, pretty sure mine is 26mm and my stem length...

Yea, pretty sure mine is 26mm and my stem length is 120mm
02-22-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By Flyboy718

I just measured the difference in the top tube on...

I just measured the difference in the top tube on my most comfortable riding Univega and it is 1/2" shorter than the Gran Premio so that equates to 12.7mm - 120mm = 107mm so should I get a 100mm...
02-22-17, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By Flyboy718

My stem if I am measuring correctly seems to be...

My stem if I am measuring correctly seems to be 120mm?
02-22-17, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By Flyboy718

I got 26mm? I put calipers to measure it.

I got 26mm? I put calipers to measure it.
02-22-17, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By Flyboy718

Yea, I forget what the name of that stem is but...

Yea, I forget what the name of that stem is but its the stock stem on all Univega's
02-22-17, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By Flyboy718

How about this? ...

How about this?
https://www.amazon.com/Origin8-Classic-Pro-Quill-18-Degree/dp/B002PTQF2Q/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1487784299&sr=8-2&keywords=80mm%2Bquill%2Bstem&th=1&psc=1
02-22-17, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By Flyboy718

After market stem?

Is there an after market stem available for my univega gran premio? The top tube is just a tad longer than I like and I am wondering if there is a stem that I could use that would shorten my reach a...
Replies: 48
Views: 4,265
Posted By Flyboy718

I will double check it when I get home and let...

I will double check it when I get home and let you know. Thanks!
Replies: 48
Views: 4,265
Posted By Flyboy718

I looked under the seat and it is a Velo. The...

I looked under the seat and it is a Velo. The 'buttons' on top of the seat of an 'S' on each one.
Replies: 48
Views: 4,265
Posted By Flyboy718

Yeap. I apologized to the guy about the low...

Yeap. I apologized to the guy about the low offer, he accepted my apology, I gave him the money and I got the bike.
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