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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:58 pm 
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that is really nice. univega's really are under rated. I have 2 and love them although both mine are alloy frames. good luck with the paint stripping and enjoy your bike
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:00 am 
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decided to go for gold and just hit it with paint stripper. it needs another round of stripping, but in the mean time, here's a lil tease :evil:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:26 pm 
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After 1st round of paint stripping and ready for round 2

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Remove that paint!!!
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unfotunately my cam ran out of batteries after that LOL. 95% of the old paint is gone but I missed some spots so not quite done yet :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:34 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro / PoTM Winnner
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Wow. What a unexpected twist :shock: Looks good so far. Will you restore decals or leave frame as is?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:54 pm 
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Radoslaw wrote:
Will you restore decals or leave frame as is?


i looked around and couldn't find any decals with "squared off" Univega logo.. but honestly i'm really digging how it look without the decals so I don't plan on putting them back any time soon


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:26 am 
Old School Hero

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Ok, finally done with the stripping! the sun had gone down the light wasn't the greatest, but here's some pics!

pretty steep head tube angle for an 80s MTB.. one reason I was drawn to this bike
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The welds and workmanship on the frame are really nice
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Chromed canti bosses = teh sex
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I think I've got the answer for unicrown fork haters
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No decals needed!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:19 am 
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Looks great!

If you took some decent pictures of the decals you can always get another set made up.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:16 am 
Old School Hero

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thanks.. honestly i'm not too worried about the decals. The frame looks better without them imo, and I like the "ghosted" look that they left behind.

it's kind of in style to have a debaged bike around here anyways..


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:12 am 
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just spotted this on ebay, seems to have a similar finish to yours...

loving the headtube decal - very 80's :)

http://img.inkfrog.com/click_enlarge1.p ... =937973032

no pretty lugs on the fork crown though...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:28 am 
Old School Hero

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that looks to be an earlier model.. 5 speed freewheel, no ubrake and riser bars.. 85 or earlier? I'm not sure. Does look to have the same finish, and imo much cooler decals. If i put any decals back on i'd probably just go with the rainbow U decal on the seat tube and maybe a smaller U logo on the head tube


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