The History Man wrote:
Don't worry, be patient. It's coming.
This was just given back by a mate who's finished with it. Thought I'd bin it as tat but others are suggesting I offer the frame as karma so I've stripped it of parts in case I get a taker.
If its ends up a 5.4 its a tidy capable frame to be fair, they sold very well, and was full cromo with some nice touches, the lesser model less cromo and more hi-ten, but even then it would still be nice karma for someone.
Univega did a lovely Boralyn Model that whilst hard to shift here in the UK was a cool bike to be fair.
sadly E-Reece were the problem with this brand here, in the end I was buying a container at a time of odd frame sizes (mainly smalls and XL) and each unit had a purchase cost of £134.00+ Vat.
With that sort of reduction customers were buying them at £299 for a full Cro-mo frame with a quality groupset. I broke a lot for the O/E shimano and components too, this was a customer saving of well over £200 per bike. It was ridiculous, E-reece needed shooting for making them available from day one in this way. The only people that benifitted was the dealer and the customer, A quality bike and Cheap Shimano to go with it.
Whilst they were sold Cheaply here in the UK in there 1000s, its not really a reflection of there quality, Brand Snobbery aside, it compared like for like with an equivalent brand from the far east, price point for price point. It was only the Importers Volume greed that buggered the brand up.