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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:20 pm 
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thanks guys!

I just found this picture!...it is about 1996ish...at this point the tioga's had long worn out and had been replaced by smoke and dart magics. (simliar to the XC magics I had) Also, the drivetrain and shifters were whatever could be found cheap!..still had the 737 at least!

I am looking for a pic when it had the psychos and original groupo. I know i saw one years ago..


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:27 pm 
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I enjoyed reading this story at the time; quick thread resurrection to enquire what size seat post it takes?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:06 am 
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Hey man

It is a 26.0


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:48 am 
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Nice thread! Nice bike!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:17 pm 
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34henry3w wrote:
Hey man

It is a 26.0


Cheers...8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:11 pm 
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great build. I have a alpina 5.5 and what lovely bikes they are.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:53 pm 
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Hi 34henry3w,
Really enjoyed this article! I am in Toronto and just bought the very same Univega (specs/colour) and am looking forward to strip and rebuild. I had never come across the manufacturer before, but just based on the frame weight (compared to my late 90's Giant Boulder SE), I can't wait to get it on the road.
I was curious about one thing - the split handlebar stem, and location of the cable to the front brake - the cable end just kinda sits between the split in the stem; is that how they were made? No hanger as such?
If you happen to see this post, thanks in advance for your advice!
Cheers


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:58 pm 
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hey..


univegas used two different stems that year..


on some, yes the cable sits between the stem...but if you will notice I switched the stem for a normal univega one with a separate 1'' hanger..which is how my brothers was.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:36 pm 
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Thanks for the rapid response!
Yes, I saw that change. When I picked up the bike, It just seemed a bit odd that the cable wasn't really fixed anywhere. But if that's the way those stems worked, I will stick with what I have. I appreciate the reassurance that there's nothing missing or incorrect with the original setup.

As an aside, I am planning to either swap the 42 ring for a 48, or may have to replace the crankset (there don't seem to be too many option with the STX) - don't suppose that was something you ever looked into?

All the best, Mark


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:02 am 
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Awesome stuff man, your a great brother and that is a Rad bike, thanks for sharing.


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