Univega was headquartered in the United States with bicycles made in Italy and then Japan.

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The wonderful Bob Hufford Schwinn Lightweight Data Book Site has many more Schwinn catalogs.

I like the 1974 and earlier catalogs where they took photos on location. See, for example 1974 Paramount and 1973 Paramount.

The bikes here are grouped here into six, somewhat arbitrary, categories: Road - lightweight bikes for traveling on streets.

The road bicycles are the museum's largest category and are divided by manufacturer, with first U. companies (Schwinn, Trek, and Raleigh America), then Italian (Bianchi), French (Peugeot, Motobecane and Roold), Japanese (Nishiki, Fuji, Kuwahara, and Univega), and Taiwanese (Giant). For example, Raliegh was historically an English company.

In the early 1960s, however, Schwinn came out with the Stingray with small 20 inch diameter wheels, high handlebars and a banana seat.

The name played off muscle cars at the time and the bikes had a look of a chopper motorcycle.The seat tube height is 22 inches and seems to fit me well. I had to replace the front tire and tube and adjust the handle bars and seat.I gave it a good cleaning and sprayed Tri-Flow lubricant on the chain and other external moving parts.Other components including the hubs, derailleurs, bar end shifters, crankset, dropouts, seat post, and brakes are all Italian Campagnolo, perhaps the most prestigious name in cycling components.Campagnolo will celebrate their 75th anniversary in 2008.Eventually, the Stingray evolved into the BMX bike with somewhat shorter handlebars, a single saddle, and beefy rims.