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1984 Univega Gran Premio, Custom SS

I call her 'The Mistress'. There's just something about chrome wrapped in leather.

Frame:
63cm, Miyata made, Tange Champion Double Butted tubes & stays with Suntour Pro dropouts. Miyata Professional Lugs with diamond window cutouts.

Fork/Headset:
Tange taper gauge with sloping crown and Suntour Pro fork ends. Tange Levin NJS

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
1st Generation Suntour Superbe, 52T, 170mm, Mirror Polished. Shimano UN-55 BB

Pedals:
NOS Vintage Rat Traps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano SF-MX30 18T. KMC Z610HX Chain.

Handlebars/Stem:
Velo Orange Postino w/ leather wrap and nitto bar plugs. Nitto Technomic 90mm Stem

Saddle/Seatpost:
Brooks B17 Imperial. Dura Ace Aero 26.8

Brakes:
1st Gen. Suntour Superbe 4000 Calipers, Tektro FL750 Levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
700c Sun M13 Polished 36h. Formula sealed track hub. 700 x 28 Panaracer Ruffy Tuffy's

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
700c Sun M13 Polished 36h. Formula sealed track hub. 700 x 28 Panaracer Ruffy Tuffy's

More Info:
I previously had this build on a 59cm 1982 Raleigh Superbe. I came across this 'chrome mystery frame' on ebay for $100, which was nearly identical to the Superbe aesthetically, but in my size. A little investigation revealed it to be a Miyata made Gran Premio, so I scooped it up. I swapped the build from the superbe onto the premio and couldn't be happier. I always wanted a Miyata! Sidenote: The Premio never came in chrome, and my investigations lead me to believe someone had to re-braze the pump peg back onto the frame, and rather than repaint, they went chrome. Also, I was really surprised how different the clearance is between the two frames. I had the 27mm ruffy tuffy's on the superbe no problem. On the premio there is only 2mm worth of clearance!

Added by heathmusic. Last updated over 1 year ago.

As of over 1 year ago, heathmusic has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

8 Comments

JSTEWART304

JSTEWART304 says:

Classy commuter. I would love a
Second bike like this.

Posted over 5 years ago

germanbikefreak

germanbikefreak says:

Pure, classy, beautiful

Posted over 5 years ago

heathmusic

heathmusic says:

thank you! just uploaded all the new pics for the build swap

Posted over 5 years ago

vqstaphbeard

vqstaphbeard says:

Lovely!

Posted over 5 years ago

heathmusic

heathmusic says:

I recently swapped this entire build onto a full chrome, Miyata made, Univega Gran Premio in 63cm. Haven't updated pics yet. It will be nearly identical, just a bit bigger :-)

Posted over 5 years ago

vqstaphbeard

vqstaphbeard says:

Sounds cool.

Posted over 5 years ago

syahiddhan

syahiddhan says:

so clean.very nics bike

Posted over 6 years ago

heathmusic

heathmusic says:

thank you!

Posted over 6 years ago