Every now and then one acts on impulse and makes a purchase that they think and hopes will turn out ok. The low mileage Univega Super Strada I bought on ebay arrived today. The first thing that caught my eye in unwrapping it was the lugs with diamond cutouts and how thinly the lugs were filed. It is built with Tange Champion tubing and Shimano dropouts and fork ends that are flat filed. The bike for the most part is equipped with Shimano Dura Ace AX Stem-cranks-pedals-seatpost-rear derailleur-headset, Campagnolo Record hubs with Ambrosio Montreal rims, Dia Compe AGC brakes, Cinelli bars, Sun Tour Superbe front derailleur and a Concor Profil saddle.
The bike struck me as not like the Centurion, Bridgestone and other Japanese bikes that were produced in large numbers in the 70s and 80s. Now please, I am not putting down these bikes it is just to say that this Univega appears to have a lot more detailed hand work in the frame and fork. Does anyone know about this bike that could provide information on it. I will be bringing it to the Cirque although not riding it.
Counting the days until the Cirque.
Mark, in Wild, Wet and Wonderful WV, Poore