Univega Specialissimo Single Speed

4 Dec

Impeccable 57cm Univega Specialissimo (made by Miyata) from the mid-eighties, a classic representation of a nicely crafted Japanese lugged steel frame and fork. Color is shiny grey, frame was waxed and buffed before the rebuild, the diamonds and circles in the lugs have been highlighted in gold. Dropouts and fork tips are Suntour GS and frame and fork has eyelets for fenders and/or rack. Below is a list of parts that were used to give this gem a second life. All parts are brand new out of the box and are in perfect condition, except for the seat post, binder bolt and saddle.

  • Wheel set: 32h Alex rims, 32mm medium V with stainless spokes and high flange formula hubs branded GT, rear is flip/flop, 700 x 25 Kenda Kwest urban tires pumped to 110psi.
  • Brake set: Tektro R556 long reach brakes, plenty of room for bigger tires and/or fenders, Tektro 2-finger brake pulls with Odyssey Slic Kable and housing.
  • Drive train: Truvativ BB 68X109 splined, Sram Power Spline track crank, 170mm length with 48t, KMC Z chain 1/8”, Shimano 16t freewheel and a Dura-ace 15t NJS cog and lock ring, very fast!
  • Front end: 1” Tange Levin sealed headset (just installed brand new), Origin 8 stem converter 1” to 1 1/8”, Ritchey Pro 4 bolt stem 100mm in length and a pair of Synchros riser bars and GT grips.

This urban assault machine is finished with a lightly used SR Lapade seat post, Selle Italia saddle and a new pair of VP ultralight track pedals.

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