Univega Alpina

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Sooper8
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Univega Alpina

Postby Sooper8 » 20 Jul 2014, 6:26am

Hi all,

Not even sure this is classed as a mtb or if it's a hybrid? (if it matters)

Anyway, just rescued it from the oblivion of the scrap metal collector.

Just wondering what original components would have been on this ? (and is it approx 1994/5?)
Any info appreciated.

I'm not a mtb guy really so might make it more of a 'go anywhere' tourer. Anyone done a similar thing?

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Re: Univega Alpina

Postby Si » 20 Jul 2014, 9:36am

Looks like it might have some of the original bits on it - canti brakes, non compact triple, etc. I'd guess at a dx drivetrain.

Looks quite well looked after - ought to make a good tourer/commuter if it's the right size for you.

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Re: Univega Alpina

Postby cycleruk » 20 Jul 2014, 4:42pm

Yes mid' to late 90s.
Possible double butted frame tubing.

Quite a bit of info' if you Google it.
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Re: Univega Alpina

Postby Spoke » 22 Jul 2014, 8:58pm

Good find! Congratulations!
I used to own Univega (not the antique as yours) Alpina 550 (silver/red) - it was stolen from the basement. :(

Enjoyed it and good luck!

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Re: Univega Alpina

Postby broadway » 22 Jul 2014, 10:04pm

According to Bikepedia most likely a 1994 http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/Bike ... CeGS1I_Zws

A Polish catalogue, but I don't think it shows the whole range as the 5.4 is missing http://www.retromtb.pl/pdf/univega94.pdf

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Re: Univega Alpina

Postby Sooper8 » 23 Jul 2014, 6:16am

Thanks for the comments and that link!
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