This is a 1985 Univega Metro Ten in Charcoal (Metallic Black) with Silver 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″ directly in front of the saddle.
There are 12 speeds available through the Sugino two ring alloy crank with 170mm alloy crank arms and the Sunrace 6 gear (28-14t) freewheel.
The rear derailleur is a Suntour 7 and the front is also a Suntour 7. Shifting is through Suntour Barcons (Bar End Friction Shifters). The shift cables are new.
Both wheels are chrome rims drilled for Schrader valves laced to nutted hubs. Both wheels have brand new 27″X1 1/4″ gum wall knoby tires.
Braking is handled by front and rear Cantilevers with Kool Stop pads. The brake levers are alloy Dia Compe levers. The brake cables are new.
The black vinyl Avocet Touring saddle is mounted to a fluted alloy seat post that moves freely in the seat tube. The nose is rubbed through and there is a small tear on the right rear of the saddle.
Alloy Moustache handlebars are mounted to an alloy stem. The stem is not frozen in the steering tube.
There is a bottle cage on the down tube and eyelets for a rear rack and front and rear fenders
The bicycle rides, turns, stops and shifts through all of the gears and rings as it should.
A really nice looking bicycle with a very 80’s sparkly metallic black paint accented by the chrome wheels. It is reminiscent of a Bridgestone XO-1, a bicycle that was meant to do anything. This bicycle looks like an upright rider but the moustache bars actually create a more forward position. Twelve gears and all terrain tires give you the ability to ride on the pavement or gravel trails with equal ease. Change the tires to slicks and have a fast city bike. Put a rack on the back and some fenders and it’s an excellent commuter.
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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