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What should I do with this Vintage 1980s Univega frame?
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So I have this Vintage 1980s Univega frame and I don't know what to do with it. May be you guys can help give some suggestions on what to do.

Initially I had a thought of converting it to a Fixie.

BTW, I'm new to bikes and I want to learn to build a bike. The only bike I have is a Dahon Jack D7 which I commute to work.
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#2
Path racer!
http://velospace.org/node/21652

Well, that's what I'd build, but just because I'm into it.

A fix would be a relatively simple, less expensive build. And fixies are a lot of fun, a good riding experience, and very different from your commuter. I would just ask that you don't start cutting bits off the frame so that it could never be geared again. And use at least a front brake. Brakeless really doesn't make sense on the road.
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(01-11-2013, 09:31 PM)MrVo Wrote:  So I have this Vintage 1980s Univega frame and I don't know what to do with it. May be you guys can help give some suggestions on what to do.

Initially I had a thought of converting it to a Fixie.

BTW, I'm new to bikes and I want to learn to build a bike. The only bike I have is a Dahon Jack D7 which I commute to work.

Hey MrVo, I think I have the same frame as you (minus the front forks!) and I'm planning the same project as yourself! I bought it on second hand website here in Ireland for a few quid and I'm on ebay and other sites at the moment picking up pieces for the build, very exciting stuff! I have forks, wheels (with the flip flop hub, so its fixed one side and free wheel the other, as I'm not sure if I want to go down the fixie or single speed route just yet.)
I'm new to this area also, and I'm loving this website!!! I will post some pics of the build as I go, its going to be a slow build as I dont have a huge amount of time (or money!!) at the moment!!
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#4
something like my WT
http://forums.bikeride.com/thread-3216.html
flat bars, dual pivot brakes, ......
Nigel
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(01-11-2013, 09:31 PM)MrVo Wrote:  So I have this Vintage 1980s Univega frame and I don't know what to do with it. May be you guys can help give some suggestions on what to do.

Initially I had a thought of converting it to a Fixie.

BTW, I'm new to bikes and I want to learn to build a bike. The only bike I have is a Dahon Jack D7 which I commute to work.

Sorry MrVo, dont mean to be going away from your topic or stealing your post, but I was wondering if you knew what headset you have as I'm having trouble finding a threaded headset like yours, (make and size if possible?) thanks! Morgan
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#6
Hi Morgan:

There are dozens of 1" threaded headsets on Amazon, like this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Tange-Threaded-Headset-1-Inch-Silver/dp/B000C17IW0/
Nigel
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