Not all bikes can be show stoppers. Some were ridden frequently, riddled with character and have the battle scars to prove it. And they shouldn’t have to apologize for that.
Commissioned as a build for a good friend, this sturdy touring rig was tailored into a lightweight commuting behemoth.
Meaning “most special” in Italian, the Univega Specialissima was the company’s top grand touring model spanning from the early to late 80’s.
Specialized made some exceptional steel road bikes in the 80’s and 90’s. Although, most only consider the Allez when they think of these (typically) Ferrari red steeds.