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 Post subject: UNIVEGA ALPINA PRO 1991
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:53 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Built up pretty much as it would have been specced minus front mech!

Tange Frame& Forks
Nice handbuilt XT on Campag wheels
Ritchey Megabite WCS
XT headset
Zoom stem
Syncros Bars
SS5s
Sunrace!!!shifter(it works!!!)
XT BB
Sugino Cranks w Pace ring
HG70 chain & cassette
DX Mech
DX brakes
Zoom post
Flite saddle

Love the shape of the chainstays...


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:37 am 
SotS Winner
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V.Nice, i always had a thing for alpinas.............good job


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:55 am 
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
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Simple, steel and rigid just the kinda bike you want to ride :)
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:22 pm 
Lincs AEC
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As I said following your BoTM post, nice bike, very underated.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:35 pm 
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Thanks for the comms chaps- I was going for the understated look- A load of purple bling would have looked stupid I think. It is very nice to ride... I rejected an explosif in favour of it!!! (but what do I know)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:21 pm 
Lincs AEC
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CTK wrote:
I rejected an explosif in favour of it!!! (but what do I know)


I think you've done right there.
Kona's are nice, dont get me wrong, but they are EVERYWHERE!
I personally would rather have a rare bike than a common one.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:43 pm 
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Pic update...Dropped stays- what attracted me to frame in 1st place 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:11 pm 
retrobike rider
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Understated - nice.

There's 3 Univega Alpinas in my shed - a 506 (LX /XT mix) and a 502 (stx) from about '96 the 502 was my daughter's. and a 504 from 97 which I bought as a frame & forks (rock shox indys).

They all have the 'Max Mudroom' dropped chainstays. Nice frames - double butted 4130 cromolly throughout, tripple bottlecage mounts, rack mounts.

The 506 was used as my main bike for commuting, touring and off roading for 5 years doing about 5000 miles a year.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:25 pm 
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5000 miles a year is alot- don't think I managed that including my car haha- The problem is my commute is too short 2 miles ish each way... Had a taxi driver beep me the other day and say "hey man you fast- I follow you, you going 40 miles an hour!"
To be fair I was on my road bike and had had a half mile long downhill approach to the road he was following me on. Still felt good though!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:32 pm 
retrobike rider
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I had 48 mph up on my Univega in Wales, riding from the Coed de Brennin back to Telford on knobbly tyres - I would have gone over 50 but held back because of 'Loose Chippings' signs. :shock:


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