Blue/Teal Univega Via Carisma early 90s

Posted by on August 17th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Year: early 90s
Brand: Univega
Model: Via Carisma
Size:61 cm/24″
Serial: 6N562073
Stolen in Portland, OR 97201
Stolen From: Bike went missing from the bike racks adjacent to the streetcar tracks running between Cramer hall and Lincoln hall on the PSU campus.
Neighborhood: PSU/Downtown
Owner: Dan Fuller
Description: The photo linked to above shows the bike as it appeared when it went missing. Frame and forks are CrMo. Front fork is unicrown-style with 5 mm lowrider rack bosses. Frame has housing stops on downtube and toptube, with rear brake cable routed past the seat cluster via a small piece of brazed-on tubing. Frame was originally entirely teal, but has had blue spray enamel (flaking to reveal black underneath) applied to the top tube. Rear dropouts are vertical.

Front and rear wheels have Pitlock locking skewers. Rear wheel has 36 spokes laced to a Shimano Deore XT 7-speed hub and an asymmetrical rim. Front hub has 36 spokes laced to a V-section rim and a Shimano Dynohub. Dynohub is wired to a B&M Lumotec IQ Fly LED headlight as well as a Seculite Plus LED taillight (mounted to fender). Both rims are Velocity brand, but without identifying labels. White reflective tape is applied to approx. 1/3 of the inner circumference of each rim.

Bike has an aluminum chainguard and front and rear wire baskets. Handlebar is a swept-back steel one (Nitto Albatross model) with a single Suntour Bar-Con shifter mounted on the left side. Rear derailer is Shimano STX. Brakes are center-pull cantilever style. Saddle is a brown Brooks B17.

Crank is a Shimano BioPace, 170 mm length with a single 44T chainring. Bottom bracket is an adjustable cup-and-cone type. Cassette is a Shimano 9-speed 11-34 with the top cog removed to fit onto the 7-speed freehub body. Pedals are aluminum with rubber platforms.
This registrant does not have proof of ownership of this bike

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