Hello, CR list,
I have joined the list because I have recently been rebuilding my Univega Viva Sport.
Here is my sad but hopefully redeemable history. In high school, I built myself a Reynolds 531 frame (but not the fork) suited mostly to fast around town riding. I joined the Navy and basically got out of biking for quite a long time. Well, after about 9 years of carting the primer grey frame around, I finally chucked it.
It wasn't long before I really started regretting that...
Well, anyway I picked up this Univega at a pawn shop. And it has served me well for about nine years now. In dealing with my grief, it hit me one day how much the Viva sport frame looked like the frame I had made. So...I began to think that with a little brazing work, I could make it look exactly like my high school metal shop project. So, the Lord willing, I am going to proceed with just that.
My dream equipment for it include a Huret Jubilee rear der., a Brooks Pro (honey) saddle, and a TTT crankset, and a bit of Campy.
Q: I think it's a TTT crankset I want. An image search got me a Japanese page, so I can't be sure:
Can someone tell me if that is TTT or does my memory (supplied by past * Bicycling* issues) fail me?
I'm in Poland, transplanted from CA, TX, and AZ.
I will gladly take any comments or advice about my dream bike.
Richard L. Rhodes II (Rich Rhodes)