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My Univega Alpina 501 Ready For Touring!

Old 11-25-19, 05:22 PM
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My Univega Alpina 501 Ready For Touring!

Wanted to show off what I did today to a very nice Alpina 501 I picked up last year. Added trekking bars, new 26x1.25 road tires, bar tape, rear rack, small front bag, and relocated brake levers and grip shifters. I am ready to go somewhere! I plan to maybe update drivetrain somewhere down the road, right now it is the stock 3x7.


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Old 11-25-19, 05:56 PM
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PLS let us know how it rides. Where is the tour going to take you? Fastback stays above the top tube, not seen that unless it was on a GT model maybe...
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Question- why didn't you use a conventional rear rack system? You seem to have eyelets and braze-ons for a rear rack. I'm just curious.
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Question- why didn't you use a conventional rear rack system? You seem to have eyelets and braze-ons for a rear rack. I'm just curious.
I already had that rack on another bike so I just took it off and put on this one. In the future, I will get a better rack.
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PLS let us know how it rides. Where is the tour going to take you? Fastback stays above the top tube, not seen that unless it was on a GT model maybe...
Not sure yet. I am a school teacher and have the summers off to tour
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Not sure yet. I am a school teacher and have the summers off to tour
Former School Teacher myself! I know where you are coming from. Have a great summer tour when you get to it!
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