I: Univega, was [CR]Lotus Bicycles

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From: "The Maaslands" <TheMaaslands@comcast.net>
Subject: I: Univega, was [CR]Lotus Bicycles
To: Classic Rendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 09:59:36 -0500

Mark wrote about Univega:
> I believe someone told me these were handmade by Miyata.

Nothing at Miyata was 'hand-made' in the Univega period. Everythng was made by robots, probably the most capable robots in the business, but robots nonetheless. I have seen a Miyata fork in the buff after a friend went to the Miyata factory and the brazing was absolutely perfect without any filing. A bit like their Miyata brethren, of which I still own a 'team' bike, they are superbly made if somewhat uninspiring.

Steven Maasland Moorestown, NJ