Univega, was [CR]Lotus Bicycles

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To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "H.M. & S.S. Sachs" <sachs@erols.com>
Subject: Univega, was [CR]Lotus Bicycles
Date: Sun, 08 Sep 2002 20:10:45 -0400

Late at one swap meet or another, I picked up DuraAce AX-equipped UniVega. Got it home and started looking at it, and it was surprisingly nicely done. Clean lugwork, seat stays nicely terminated into seat post binder bolt assembly, non-gaudy decals, etc. Anyone know much about these? I don't normally do Japanese bikes, but this one just seemed different, and I had the parts it missed.

thanks harvey sachs "still enjoying and digesting a Medici and a pair of Austro-Daimlers* that adopted me this summer" McLean VA *Dura-Ace Vent Noir, SR Ultima Super Leicht, both busily being ridden

From: "Jerry & Liz Moos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net> To: <Bikerdaver@aol.com>, <ksbittner@yahoo.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Subject: Re: Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2002 20:55:28 -0500 A friend of mine in the md-80's had a couple of these. Pretty nice mass-produced Japanese bikes on a par with the beter Nishikis or Fujis. The paint jobs were a bit better than some.
Jerry Moos

----- Original Message -----
From: Bikerdaver@aol.com
To: ksbittner@yahoo.com
Sent: Saturday, September 07, 2002 4:08 AM
Subject: [CR]Lotus Bicycles

> Kurt-
   > You bring my attention to a long gone Japanese marque that I believe was
   > pretty darn good. In fact, their top models were very nice. Does anyone else
   > have riding or ownership experiences with lotus to share with the rest of the
   > group? Cheers,
   > Dave Anderson
   > Cut Bank MT
   > In a message dated 9/2/02 12:32:32 PM PST, ksbittner@yahoo.com writes:
   > I need to replace the transfers on an old Lotus frame. Anyone know of a
   > source? Alternatively, can anyone point me to a place where I can
   > purchase water-based transfer blanks that I can use to print my own?