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Vintage Univega Specialissma

Old 03-15-19, 07:57 PM
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Vintage Univega Specialissma




Is this a quality Vintage Touring Bike?
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Old 03-15-19, 10:02 PM
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Short answer is yes. The Specialissima was UNIVEGAís premier touring bike, and was built by Miyata Ė reportedly similar if not the same frame as the highly acclaimed Miyata 1000 (https://simplicityvintagecycles.com/...specialissima/). It has Cro-moly double butted tubes, exceptional long point lugs with diamond windows, triple bottle mounts, single eyelet on rear dropout and double eyelets on front dropout, and low rider rack mount on fork. Components were some of the best made at the time. I just finished cleaning on up that I got from a friend. It rides real nice but is too small for me (57 cm frame Size) so I am preparing to sell it.
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If it fits you could be set for life for touring bikes.
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Should be Adequate , now go somewhere ...


probably a good idea to overhaul it, so you won't break down in the middle of the bush ..
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?..probably a good idea to overhaul it, so you won't break down in the middle of the bush ..
exactly my method these days, Bob. WhenI look at an old bike now, all I see is the frame.

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Old 03-19-19, 07:54 AM
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Its a quality VINTAGE touring bike. I still kick myself for passing one up in my size for $225 a few years ago.

Depending on the price and your intended usage, it could be a great option or it could be less than stellar. What are your intended plans with it, and whats the ballpark asking price (I presume you don't already own it)?
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I have no need for the bike at this time. But I think it's special and will only increase in value over the years. I paid $80 US dollars for the bike.
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Old 03-25-19, 10:35 AM
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I'd have bought it all day long for $80, you'd make plenty of folks over in C&V jealous for that price
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Looks as though the lugs are the same one Fuji used on the Touring Series V.
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