Didn't Lawee import Italvegas before Univega and then replace them with Univega due to quality, cost problems ? (Thought I read that somewhere once upon a time).
John "nearly bought an Italvega years ago" Price Denver CO
-----Original Message----- From: Matthew Grimm [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 5:36 AM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Univega, was [CR]Lotus Bicycles
I owned a Univega frame. I was not the top of the line, but it was VERY NICE. It had the best 'road feel' of any frame I've ever been on.
I think road feel is an elusive quality which results from many factors that are impossible to understand, let alone control.
I'm just glad that I had a chance to ride it so that I can compare it to all others.
Now if I can just wrestle it away from my brother!
Ben Lawee's Univega line wasn't always the prettiest. But if you looked beneath the paint there was sold craftsmanship and value.