Europa - my new salvage

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Europa - my new salvage

Postby jks » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:16 am

Hi all - I am new to the Europa brand and thought that this would be a prime page to get some info on the new machine that I acquired yesterday.
The history is that the bike was being thrown out and a friend thought I might be a suitable custodian of it. Apparently her neighbour found it in the bush a few years ago in the middle of nowhere...

EUROPA Triathlon
Suntour Spirit Deurailer
105 Hubs
Velocity rims
Nitto bars
Falck tube
Concor saddle
Universal MOD 125 callipers and leavers

I would be greatfull for any info, if the components on her are as she was when made or history on the bike - I Did contact the store in Sydney and he confirmed that it was an italian made frame and that is all I know....

pic link ... tar/europa
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Re: Europa - my new salvage

Postby rkelsen » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:01 pm

It's a nice one, that's for sure.

It seems to have the odd rear brake reach of a mid-to-high end 1970s Italian, so I'm going with that... :)

I'd say [guessing] that most of the parts have been upgraded at some point, but not the brakes. Happy to be corrected here. I'm not that familiar with Europas.
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Re: Europa - my new salvage

Postby jks » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:41 pm

Thanks RK - I appreciate the feedback. A shame it is too small for me to ride- a 56 is a stretch for me
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Re: Europa - my new salvage

Postby munga » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:31 pm

europa's usually have anything on them.
i've seen quite a few with ofmega cranks and derailleurs.
i don't think there was any structure, or strategy with components - just put on whatever was good buying (for the bike shop) at the time, i suspect.
my first europa had clb brakes, and belleri stem and bars, mavic wheels, stronglight cranks, shimano derailleurs.
another had all campagnolo xenon. :roll:
the tecnotrat oria frames are not very highly regarded, but they ride quite nicely.
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.
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