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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:10 am 
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Got this frame karma from Ibelieveinfixie, was a sweet bike indeed but summit else came along and the frame got passed on in a karma stylee. I loved the mushroom rear stays.

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Some nice bikes.

Is there any logic to the model numbers?

Chris, what does yours weigh with the new wheels?


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lewis1641 wrote:
Some nice bikes.

Is there any logic to the model numbers?

Chris, what does yours weigh with the new wheels?


23.3 lbs now Dave.


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i read somewhare that univega were one of the first companies to market mountain bikes

nice light well built yet under valued bikes omo
the later stuffs a bit "venture capitalist" tho


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My first 'proper' mountian bike was a Univega Rover T2.5 in black chrome, cheap but a lovely ride. It lasted me five years while it had all my birthday and Xmas money spent on red bits for it, until I got my first proper paycheck and bought the Stumpy which I still own to this day. I've got nothing bad to say about them, oh yes and chrisv40, that was the bike I was begging my parents for, for Xmas 1992 but got the Rover instead, nevermind eh?!?


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Agree with all the previous posts, great bikes.

I got an Alpina 506 as a frame and built it up single speed with bits out of the parts box. Very light frame for a chromo, rides really well and perfect geometry for my lanky body. Shame I didn't have the parts to do it justice.

It has a split on the bottom of one of the chainstays so it is relegated to light duties. I attempted to Karma it a while back without much interest. It now lives with my brother in law as a pub/canal bike!

I'd love to find another one in good condition one day.

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Univega 508XT

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Please excuse 4 arm chainset :oops: It's a commuter!


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NOS 1996 Univega Dual Action Team, came in the original box. Nearly complete XTR 950, Vanilla RX, Judy DH....cool bike.

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