Lovely looking bike mate, i have an Univega Alpina 5.5 myself and love it
Has yours got the clip on the fork dropouts to stop the wheel falling out if your skewer comes undone?
Never understood the extra cage bosses under the downtube though, the bottle would always be covered in crap
Yes its got the clip lol bit of a pain sometimes. but less so now that i`ve got the twisters!
I find the exra bottle holder a little over the top too and have the same view about it getting covered in crap.
Imagine riding thru a cow pat and then taking a swig from the bottom bottle! errrgh!
Wobbly John wrote:
I've got an Green Univega 506 just like that! Had mine from new as well. Mine's in slightly worse condition having done several thousand miles. It was my main commuting bike for many years, and is fitted with rack & slick tyres for touring.
I also bought my daughter the STX equiped Univega 502, as the dealer had it at half price as a 'last years model'
I first had the Alpina 501 alvio/stx equipped in Ti colour and 17", Loved that bike!
Bought a set of Balistic shocks when I was in Majorca and then it got nicked from outside a shop a few weeks later