RE: Univega, was [CR]Lotus Bicycles

Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

From: John Price <>
Subject: RE: Univega, was [CR]Lotus Bicycles
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 10:08:50 -0600

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 [] Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 5:36 AM To: 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.

Matthew Grimm
Shakopee, Minnesota