This is a 1982 Univega Viva Sport in Metallic Light Blue with Dark Blue decals. It is a 21″ / 54 cm / Medium (center of bottom bracket to top of seat tube) Cro-Mo lugged Steel frame with a steel fork. The stand over height is 31.5″ directly in front of the saddle.
There are 10 speeds available through the Sugino two ring alloy crank with 170mm alloy crank arms and the Suntour 5 gear freewheel.
The rear derailleur is a Suntour ARX and the front is a Suntour AR. Shifting is through Downtube mounted Suntour Friction Shifters.
Both wheels are alloy Araya rims drilled for Schrader valves laced to quick release alloy hubs. Both wheels have brand new 27″X1 1/4″ black wall tires.
Braking is handled by front and rear Dia Compe side pull calipers with quick release. The brake levers are drilled alloy Dia Compe levers.
The black vinyl Mesinger saddle is mounted to a fluted alloy seat post that moves freely in the seat tube.
Alloy SR Custom handlebars are mounted to an alloy SR stem. The stem is not frozen in the steering tube.
There is a bottle cage on the down tube and eyelets for front and rear fenders
The bicycle rides, turns, stops and shifts through all of the gears and rings as it should.
A nice riding, good looking Cro-Mo Steel bicycle. This was the entry road bike for Univega in 1982. The entry level Raleigh Bicycle for 1982 was the Record which had steel wheels and stem shifters. The Univega was more comparable to a UO10 Peugeot for less money. During this time period, Univega contracted with Miyata for their frames and this one is probably the same as the Miyata 310 which had a claimed weight of 25lbs.
For less than the price of a generic Bike Shaped Object that anyone might buy online or from a store that sells bicycles in the Toy Department, you could be riding this vintage bicycle with quality components. The fact that it is still rolling down the road is a testament to how well it was built.
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