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#51 2015-01-15 7:28pm

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Re: Univega 26" cruiser 5 speed bmx style

king stinger wrote:

vinro4416 wrote:

Kingstinger, I've noticed with some of your other rides too that you and I have similar taste in choice of rides and build style.  I put the Sidewinder fork on because it looked like the original Univega fork may have been bent.  Hard to tell in the pic, but does your fork have any forward camber or is it virtually straight?  The original Univega fork I have has little to no forward camber - but not bent backward at all.

They stay pretty straight with the angle of the head tube,here is another pic
maybe it can be seen

http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae12 … 8880ba.jpg

King stinger what size is your seatpost?


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#52 2015-01-15 7:54pm

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Re: Univega 26" cruiser 5 speed bmx style

cobra_standard wrote:

king stinger wrote:

vinro4416 wrote:

Kingstinger, I've noticed with some of your other rides too that you and I have similar taste in choice of rides and build style.  I put the Sidewinder fork on because it looked like the original Univega fork may have been bent.  Hard to tell in the pic, but does your fork have any forward camber or is it virtually straight?  The original Univega fork I have has little to no forward camber - but not bent backward at all.

They stay pretty straight with the angle of the head tube,here is another pic
maybe it can be seen

http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae12 … 8880ba.jpg

King stinger what size is your seatpost?

26.6 stamped on the seat post

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#53 2015-01-15 9:43pm

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Re: Univega 26" cruiser 5 speed bmx style

king stinger wrote:

cobra_standard wrote:

king stinger wrote:

They stay pretty straight with the angle of the head tube,here is another pic
maybe it can be seen

http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae12 … 8880ba.jpg

King stinger what size is your seatpost?

26.6 stamped on the seat post

cool thanks.  Looks like the post on mine was a little small so the tube is a touch crimped at the top.

I ground off the chain guard mounts today.  Thinking of taking off the kickstand bracket too so it's a little more streamlined.  Thoughts?

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#54 2015-01-16 2:38pm

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Re: Univega 26" cruiser 5 speed bmx style

I left the kickstand brace on mine.  Not sure if it actually adds any structural strength.  It's also not that bad looking.


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#55 2015-01-16 6:40pm

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Re: Univega 26" cruiser 5 speed bmx style

I left the kickstand on mine,kind of nice to have 1 bike with a kick stand.Good around town cruiser!Mine rides fast with the GT Cruiser tires and 6 speeds.Took it to the beach a few times and on the bike trail got a lot of comments from road bike guys about how fast i was riding,even passed some of them and passed lots of mountain bikes.25 miles each direction from my house.

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#56 2017-04-26 12:26pm

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Re: Univega 26" cruiser 5 speed bmx style

time to revive this thread! picked up this Univega Land Rover Five today...
previous owner had it set up as a one speed/coaster brake. I am going to switch it back to 5 speed! cool

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/175050/20170426_1147005900f41193.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/175050/20170426_1147235900f448f3.jpg

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#57 2017-04-26 1:02pm

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Re: Univega 26" cruiser 5 speed bmx style

Nice find Schulze rad color too.  cool
I totally forgot about this thread here's mine cleaned up and ratted out..  tongue
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/15867/img_84175900fd7cb3.jpg

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#58 2017-04-26 1:12pm

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Re: Univega 26" cruiser 5 speed bmx style

thanks Cobra! I found this thread while researching the bike before I bought it. I love these old 26ers! I dig yours! Nice rescue!
I'll keep you posted with my progress cool

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#59 2017-04-26 1:19pm

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Re: Univega 26" cruiser 5 speed bmx style

schulze wrote:

thanks Cobra! I was found this thread while researching the bike before I bought it. I love these old 26ers! I dig yours! Nice rescue!
I'll keep you posted with my progress cool

thanks!  These bikes have great geo - very comfortable to ride especially with 34" motorcycle bars... lol

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#60 2017-05-15 2:38pm

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Re: Univega 26" cruiser 5 speed bmx style

these big bikes keep finding me! picked this up today...might take the wheels and gears off this one and load up my red one?

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/175050/20170515_142214591a1f8059.jpg

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#61 2017-05-16 7:56am

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Re: Univega 26" cruiser 5 speed bmx style

Nice score!!!  Looks mostly og..  cool


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#62 2017-05-17 10:52pm

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Re: Univega 26" cruiser 5 speed bmx style

Sold the red one...

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#63 2017-06-17 5:57am

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Re: Univega 26" cruiser 5 speed bmx style

No love for Univega it seems I have a 24 cruiser.

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/91975/20150525_1108335945271c1e.jpg

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/91975/20150525_1108235a861aff7e.jpg

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#64 2017-08-28 12:51pm

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Re: Univega 26" cruiser 5 speed bmx style

well done JUNKIE!

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#65 2018-02-13 12:32pm

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Re: Univega 26" cruiser 5 speed bmx style

Found this thread trying to research my bike. I got it craigslist a while back. Changed out some parts. Put Al's bars on it. Pretty sweet cruiser to ride.
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/250786/img_38875a834b0a62.jpg


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#66 2018-02-15 11:37am

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Re: Univega 26" cruiser 5 speed bmx style

right on man! that bike is clean!

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