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10-29-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,412
Posted By T-Mar

Performance was the house brand of Performance...

Performance was the house brand of Performance Bicycle Shop, a shop and mail order business located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Circa 1982 they started offering frames and bicycles under their...
10-29-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 402,746
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the decals it should be 1986-1987 With...

Based on the decals it should be 1986-1987 With the exception of the rear derailleur and rims, it looks like a 1987 Campione d'Italia. Normally, 1987 models are readily identifiable by a rectangular...
10-28-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 402,746
Posted By T-Mar

The subject frame was manufactured during January...

The subject frame was manufactured during January 1986 by Bianchi's Japanese contractor. Based on the year, Japanese manufacture and colour, which appears to be Metallic Violet, it should be a 1986...
10-27-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,502
Posted By T-Mar

There's really nothing to figure out with...

There's really nothing to figure out with V-brakes, outside of pad height and angles. The mechanical advantage is fixed, unless you start mixing brakes levers and brake arms. It was Shimano's attempt...
10-26-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,502
Posted By T-Mar

The only ATB advertised by Bikecology in...

The only ATB advertised by Bikecology in Bicycling for the 1987 model year was the Supergo Access, though they had two different advertisements. They were really pushing this model, as it was...
10-26-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By T-Mar

A 27.0mm post is consistent with Reynolds 531DB...

A 27.0mm post is consistent with Reynolds 531DB for an imperial (28.6mm) seat tube. Far from gas pipe!

The interesting thing is that the components pre-date Terry's popularization of the...
10-25-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 587
Posted By T-Mar

I had a set of Weinmann brake lever hoods for a...

I had a set of Weinmann brake lever hoods for a Raleigh Super Course, on which they installed the Carlton logo insert upside down, in the mold. I've posted about these before. Now all I have to do is...
10-24-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 910
Posted By T-Mar

Downtube shift levers should be positioned so...

Downtube shift levers should be positioned so that the inevitable paint chip caused by contact from the front brake's cable adjustment knob is obscured when the lever is all the forward and you're...
10-24-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2,319
Views: 751,462
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the serial number, in conjunction with...

Based on the serial number, in conjunction with the SunTour Edge components, your bicycle is a 1989 model that was manufactured in 1988. Photo assist......
10-23-20, 03:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By T-Mar

My mistake. :( The Grand Prix does go back to...

My mistake. :( The Grand Prix does go back to 1966. This was the 2nd year for the CCM 10 speeds, which were introduced in 1965 with Le Voyageur.
10-22-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By T-Mar

As I thought, it is a 1972 model. That serial...

As I thought, it is a 1972 model. That serial number is for the 1972 calendar year and in this case we know it's not a 1973 model manufactured in late 1972 because the Targa replaced the Turismo for...
10-22-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, that price is far too high. I worked at a...

Yes, that price is far too high. I worked at a CCM dealership in the early 1970s and it was a sub $100 CDN bicycle even in its last year, which was 1972. In fact, I'd place it closer to 1972 than...
10-21-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By T-Mar

Brake caliper is January 1985, while front...

Brake caliper is January 1985, while front derailleur is July 1985. No code showing on the rear derailleur. The New 600EX rear derailleur typically has the code stamped on the inside of the outer...
10-21-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,831
Posted By T-Mar

While the marketing aspect is always relevant,...

While the marketing aspect is always relevant, there are others factors that come into play, if you look at the particular cases.

Colnago Superissmo: I've always maintained that this was the...
10-21-20, 04:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,831
Posted By T-Mar

Let's not forget Raleigh's Super Course, which...

Let's not forget Raleigh's Super Course, which may be the most ubiquitous Super model, though it was more Middling Course.
10-20-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 753
Posted By T-Mar

Your Comp II was manufactured in 1981 and is...

Your Comp II was manufactured in 1981 and is therefore either a 1981 or 1982 model. The fully sloping fork crown was popularized by Cinelli but copied by many. In this case, I believe it's a Tange...
10-20-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By T-Mar

I don't believe I ever worked on a Professional...

I don't believe I ever worked on a Professional but some shipments to the shop circa 1972 came with Triplex Sport as substitutions. They were a Campagnolo Nuovo Record clone but manufactured to lower...
10-19-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 753
Posted By T-Mar

Given the Comp II style frame and era, the front...

Given the Comp II style frame and era, the front derailleur was almost certainly a 1st generation SunTour Cyclone with the cable stop. A short length of housing would have extended from the cable...
10-19-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,010
Posted By T-Mar

Unfortunately, I don't know of a good source for...

Unfortunately, I don't know of a good source for Norco decals but then, I haven't been looking. Here's the brochure page for the 1985 Sasquatch. As previously warned, it's not a very big image....
10-19-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,919
Posted By T-Mar

Mine live in a constant state of flux.

Mine live in a constant state of flux.
10-19-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By T-Mar

While Ford won at both Le Mans and the Tour de...

While Ford won at both Le Mans and the Tour de France that year, neither quite went to plan. At Le Mans, Ford's insistence on a photo finish deprived development driver Miles and the #1...
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By T-Mar

Now, I know never to let you into my bicycle...

Now, I know never to let you into my bicycle room. :D
10-16-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,123
Posted By T-Mar

Those are 1984-1987 Shimano New 600EX brakes....

Those are 1984-1987 Shimano New 600EX brakes. They were standard equipment on the Cilo Aelle of this period. They were good brakes for their day but brake technology underwent a couple of serious...
10-15-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 97,093
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the Formula Two tubing decals, this...

Based on the Formula Two tubing decals, this should be a 1988 model. The 1989 edition used Columbus Cromor. The components in the 1st photo also look correct for 1988. The serial number should...
10-15-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 528
Posted By T-Mar

Axle protrusion normally isn't a problem on the...

Axle protrusion normally isn't a problem on the drive side due the extra width of the claw adapter. The width of a stamped dropout plus claw adapter should be pretty close to a forged dropout. By...
10-14-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 614
Posted By T-Mar

Styling bicycles to look like motorcycles is...

Styling bicycles to look like motorcycles is nothing new. The practice goes back to the very early 20th century. Early motorcycles were nothing more than bicycles with motors but as the power output...
10-13-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the few Japanese market Peugeot...

Based on the few Japanese market Peugeot catalogues that I've seen, they used typical French component selections into at least the early 1980s.
10-13-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 753
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. I'm not familiar with this...

Welcome to the forums. I'm not familiar with this model. It sounds like it may have been intended for the Japanese or some other Asian market. Consequently, it may be hard to determine OEM spec...
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle is a 1987 Bianchi Limited,...

The subject bicycle is a 1987 Bianchi Limited, manufactured in Italy during late 1986. It is a mid-range model. The Bianchi Formula Two tubeset is believed to be rebranded Columbus Matrix/Cromor. I'm...
10-09-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,960
Posted By T-Mar

I believe the S/N is actually IS403604. That...

I believe the S/N is actually IS403604. That would make it September 1984 manufacture from Guvin's Japanese source. The year would be appropriate for the Z-series rear derailleur and the tubing decal...
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By T-Mar

The term "gooseneck" when applied to a bicycle...

The term "gooseneck" when applied to a bicycle stems, dates back over a century. Originally. it referred to a specific style of stem with a forward extension that was notably above horizontal. To-day...
10-08-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 402,746
Posted By T-Mar

The presence of the rectangular 1986-1987...

The presence of the rectangular 1986-1987 Campione del Mondo decal indicates a 1987 model. This was the only model year to employ this decal in its rectangular format. 1988 models also used it but in...
10-08-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By T-Mar

The bicycle is a 1987 model not a 1988, as it has...

The bicycle is a 1987 model not a 1988, as it has the rectangular 1986-1987 Campione del Mondo decal. The 1988 models used a round version of this decal and the Bianchi logo decals also changed for...
10-06-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By T-Mar

Still no serial number.:( Pictures would else...

Still no serial number.:( Pictures would else have helped. I guess the desperation has dissipated.

Regardless, why would someone with photographic (eidetic) memory need to reference a catalogue...
10-06-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,010
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, It would definitely be a 1985 model, having...

Yes, It would definitely be a 1985 model, having being manufactured by Yamaguchi of Japan during November 1984. The 1985 Sasquatch was the top model in Norco's five model ATB line-up. The OEM...
10-05-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,502
Posted By T-Mar

December 1987 components would indicate a 1988...

December 1987 components would indicate a 1988 model, so it fits perfectly with the earlier assessment based on the S/N and components. Given that the posted advertisement is for the 1988 model, it...
10-05-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By T-Mar

The 1987 and 1988 versions of the Sport SX were...

The 1987 and 1988 versions of the Sport SX were catalogued in this configuration. The 1988 version was avialable in celeste, so I suspect that is the correct year but the serial number will provide...
10-04-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By T-Mar

These days, the trend among C&V members is to fit...

These days, the trend among C&V members is to fit the widest possible tyre. It certainly makes sense for commuting, when the wider tyres can be run with slightly slight pressure, making them more...
10-04-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 903
Posted By T-Mar

You're not doing anything wrong. That measurement...

You're not doing anything wrong. That measurement is just a hair over 90mm. It's far closer to 90.0mm than 90.5mm.The line is pretty thick and the measurement point is on the inside edge, where the...
10-03-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 714
Posted By T-Mar

Fuji was one of the Big Four of Japanese bicycles...

Fuji was one of the Big Four of Japanese bicycles manufacturers, which also included Bridgestone, Miyata and Panasonic. All were full range, mass volume manufacturers that offered very good value for...
10-03-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By T-Mar

"B-limit" is a carryover from the days of SunTour...

"B-limit" is a carryover from the days of SunTour friction derailleurs, which did not have a B-pivot spring but did have a set screw that limited how how far counter-clockwise the derailleur would...
10-02-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,502
Posted By T-Mar

Hmm, I don't want anybody to have seizure. Maybe...

Hmm, I don't want anybody to have seizure. Maybe I should cease and desist?:D
10-02-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By T-Mar

Link to OP's photo album. They're non-drive side,...

Link to OP's photo album. They're non-drive side, so no direct photo assist. :p

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/19327951
10-02-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By T-Mar

Manufacturers typically start building the new...

Manufacturers typically start building the new models around September, in order to build up inventory, allow for transoceanic shipping and process through the distribution channels, yet still have...
10-02-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,502
Posted By T-Mar

S/N and most components suggested a 1988-1989...

S/N and most components suggested a 1988-1989 model, so I started going through my old magazines from that era and may have found it. The 1988 Supergo Access Team was lugged, had the extended seat...
10-01-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By T-Mar

That's a Danish VIN, indicating that the bicycle...

That's a Danish VIN, indicating that the bicycle was foreign manufactured in 1989 for Age Kroll/Centurion of Denmark. It's not the manufacturer's serial number. There should be another number,...
09-30-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,502
Posted By T-Mar

It could be a dedicated attachment for a...

It could be a dedicated attachment for a Hite-Rite seat post accessory.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/970x640/hite_rite_ad_91580fa0b212c22be83264d5a5dfe5b7bac70619.jpg
09-30-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By T-Mar

A lot of the tall bicycles are novelties but back...

A lot of the tall bicycles are novelties but back in the 1890s there were practical tall bicycles used for lighting gas street lamps.

Here's a page dedicated to early tall bikes Early Tallbikes...
09-29-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,402
Posted By T-Mar

At least it's better than the current logo and...

At least it's better than the current logo and trend for Campagnolo's top group which is a combination of upper and lower case letters. To be correct, I should type it as rECOrD or rEcorD (I'm not...
09-27-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,308
Posted By T-Mar

No. Nashbar called this design "tri-lateral" and...

No. Nashbar called this design "tri-lateral" and the examples that have surfaced have a S/N format consistent with Maruishi. Shogun used numerous sources and out of the hundreds of samples I've...
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