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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:19 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Leicester, England
Hi

Just returned from the tip after rescueing, much to the annoyance of the guy at the tip, a Univega Alpina Uno. It a baby blue-ish colour with a subtle camaflogue type look.

Its complete, paintwork is ok, chain rusted solid, stem and bars pitted but everything is original.

Any clues about the bike a Google search doesnt bring up much?[/img]


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:54 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:01 am
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Location: Vancouver, USA
I worked on one that I'm guessing was a little earlier than yours. Kind of a smokey chrome finish on this one. Ukai rims. XC Sport mechs and hubs.

Sorry, that's about all I've got...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:06 pm 
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Univega's entry level bike and from 1993 according to bikepedia.

Ignore the low end groupset if it fits you it should be a nice riding bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:04 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Oregon, USA
The early Alpinas all used the same frame, and only differed by group. The Uno was the lower end of the range but had a really nice frame and decent quality group.

If the bike has Ukai Speedline rims (some early Alpinas did), be sure not to toss them, as they are worth a lot of money.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:07 pm 
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ish wrote:
If the bike has Ukai Speedline rims (some early Alpinas did), be sure not to toss them, as they are worth a lot of money.


One of my first 'flips' was this pink Alpina Uno I found laying on a scrap pile, it had a 'mixte' style frame I wanted for a project.....almost tossed the wheelset, but they were black and I kinda liked them. One day I looked up 'Ukai" on ebay.....whoa! Sold them on and bought a Ritchey Ascent frameset, now I'm totally addicted and have the retrobike disease.

Beware cheap Univegas....they are a gateway bike to retroaddiction. You have been warned.

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