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11-21-19, 07:31 AM
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Posted By T-Mar

Here's a link to your photo album, though the...

Here's a link to your photo album, though the pictures are quite small. https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/15902490

Yes, it sounds like you have a 1995 model manufactured in October 1994. It's...
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. Link to OP's photo album:...

Welcome to the forums. Link to OP's photo album: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/picture/15896826

1970s, entry level, ladies' 10 speeds do not bring good prices, especially from lesser known brands....
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By T-Mar

Shimano Ultegra 9 speed is very nice, as are the...

Shimano Ultegra 9 speed is very nice, as are the MAVIC wheels. Not quite sure what he means by, "Shifters are Campagnolo 10 speed, only for brakes. The shifting mechanism works, but I opted to use...
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By T-Mar

+1, the subject bicycle appears to be an early...

+1, the subject bicycle appears to be an early 1970s Atala Competezione. Atala of this era typically have an open format serial number stamped on the upper seat tube. The first two characters...
11-20-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 63,156
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, given that it was manufactured in December...

Yes, given that it was manufactured in December 1977, I'd assume it to be a 1978 model. Thxs for the contribution.
11-20-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 63,156
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, that should be an SHS frame. All the Sekine...

Yes, that should be an SHS frame. All the Sekine models that used the SR Silver crankset had the atypical 70mm BB shell. I'm used to seeing the serial number space between the month indicator and...
11-20-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 424
Posted By T-Mar

Zeus centre-pull brakes tend to follow the...

Zeus centre-pull brakes tend to follow the Universal/Weinmann school of design, unlike the MAFAC, which are much more adjustable. The greater adjustments of MAFAC means the brakes can be finely tuned...
11-20-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By T-Mar

The moment I saw the title, I was thinking...

The moment I saw the title, I was thinking "coaster brake". The heat build-up in coaster brakes can cause the grease to separate or liquify. Heavier loads, like two children, don't help. Once this...
11-20-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By T-Mar

The Schwinns I've seen from the mid-2000s were...

The Schwinns I've seen from the mid-2000s were built by either Boann or Overlord. However, these were lower end models. The Fastback variants are a bit higher end with their Ultegra components, so...
11-20-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the few Bianchi built Puch I've seen,...

Based on the few Bianchi built Puch I've seen, both brands used the same frame designs. Consequently, if it has a front derailleur hanger, I'd expect it be SL/SP or SLX/SPX and would definitely be...
11-20-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By T-Mar

FWIW, the 1988 Bianchi Trofeo and Cd'I had...

FWIW, the 1988 Bianchi Trofeo and Cd'I had Suntour Accushift derailleurs, Sprint 9000 and Cyclone 7000 respectively. I wouldn't be surprised is yours was similarly equipped.
11-20-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 322,774
Posted By T-Mar

Serial number indicates 1988. Formula II tubing...

Serial number indicates 1988. Formula II tubing was used 1986-1988. Bianchi logo decal style is 1988-1989. So, everything points to a 1988 model.
11-19-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 192
Posted By T-Mar

Regarding the fork, it has a threaded locknut and...

Regarding the fork, it has a threaded locknut and it's atypical to put abpout an inch of spacers under the locknut. This indicates the fork's steerer is about an inch too long for the frame's head...
11-19-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By T-Mar

Well, this doesn't add up at all. Velocé wasn't...

Well, this doesn't add up at all. Velocé wasn't introduced until 1993 and the 10 speed version wasn't released until 2004. The single pivot brakes are much older. The SBX frames in 1991 were lugged...
11-19-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By T-Mar

Year and manufacturer can often be determined...

Year and manufacturer can often be determined from serial numbers. While it's very rare, some manufacturers do code the model into the serial number format. Of course, a lot of brands were contract...
11-19-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the serial number it was manufactured at...

Based on the serial number it was manufactured at the beginning of 1988, making it a 1988 model. Given the 27.2mm post and the absence of a front derailleur hanger, it would be the equivalent of the...
11-19-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By T-Mar

The internal wedge clamp for the steering tube...

The internal wedge clamp for the steering tube was used by a number of different manufacturers including Kooka, Litespeed, Ringle, Syncros, Tioga and Zoom but this one doesn't quite match any of them.
11-19-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 192
Posted By T-Mar

OEM 9 speed Veloce would place it 1998-2003 but...

OEM 9 speed Veloce would place it 1998-2003 but the absence of the Veloce name on the brifter levers indicates pre-2001. A steel fork, as opposed to carbon fibre also suggests earlier, as opposed to...
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By T-Mar

It has a Columbus SLX decal which would typically...

It has a Columbus SLX decal which would typically indicate a Montello, but I think that's a red herring. It doesn't have an other other Montello features such as a bridgeless bottom bracket shell ,...
11-19-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By T-Mar

Depending on how much pad height adjustment there...

Depending on how much pad height adjustment there is there, you might be able to switch to 650C, which would require the pads to be raised 7mm. However, 650C tyre selection is relatively limited and...
11-19-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 609
Posted By T-Mar

Superbe was introduced for the 1977 model year...

Superbe was introduced for the 1977 model year and produced through to the end of 1986. It was friction only. Superbe Pro debuted in 1981 and was manufactured through to SunTour's demise in 1994. It...
11-19-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 609
Posted By T-Mar

Cyclone was released for the 1975 model year. It...

Cyclone was released for the 1975 model year. It was SunTour's top derailleur for only two years. However, at the time it was only a derailleur set. Superbe was SunTour's first group. Cyclone didn't...
11-19-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 609
Posted By T-Mar

I've never seen "Alpha 9000". Suntour assigned...

I've never seen "Alpha 9000". Suntour assigned the 9000 number to the Accushift version of Sprint and the Accushift version of Cyclone got the 7000 designation. The only Alpha groups were 5000 and...
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By T-Mar

Marketers rarely miss an opportunity to promote...

Marketers rarely miss an opportunity to promote the properties of a higher grade tubeset. The fact that the decal doesn't mention the alloy or butting suggests a lower grade tubeset.
11-18-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 609
Posted By T-Mar

The Alpha series were the entry level, 1st...

The Alpha series were the entry level, 1st generation Accushift groups produced from 1987-1988. They were below Superbe Pro, Sprint and Cyclone. In 1989 Cyclone was discontinued in favour of the new...
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By T-Mar

Link to OP's pictures:...

Link to OP's pictures: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/picture/15865403

Welcome tot the forums. It is a Columbia Roadster and appears to be from the late 1970s to early 1980s. It is hard to judge the...
11-17-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 374
Posted By T-Mar

Decals are incorrect for a 1989 model. That is a...

Decals are incorrect for a 1989 model. That is a pre-1988 decal set and the only pre-1988 models with SLX, at least in the USA, were the Centennario and X-4, both of which are readily identifiable....
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By T-Mar

Generic tubing, 2nd tier Italian components,...

Generic tubing, 2nd tier Italian components, except for the derailleurs, one month closer to Christmas than the last time you posted and only a superficial cleaning sine then. So, even while the GTA...
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By T-Mar

I think this has a few more alterations than...

I think this has a few more alterations than mentioned. A 1st generation Cyclone rear derailleur is too old for a 1982 bicycle. An ARx front derailleur is era appropriate but lower level than...
11-16-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By T-Mar

I don't think that this is a repaint. The decal...

I don't think that this is a repaint. The decal complement and frame features are consistent with 1986. Given your location, the odds favour a Nuovo Alloro but that's bit of a moot point as it and...
11-16-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 699
Posted By T-Mar

As noted, the biggest hindrance will be the...

As noted, the biggest hindrance will be the limited tyre options in 27" size. While 700C will offer greater tyre choice, the pads already appear to be at or near the bottom of their range and may not...
11-15-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 550
Posted By T-Mar

This derailleur convention is called low normal....

This derailleur convention is called low normal. It was used on both the Skitter and Grand Prix rear derailleurs. Previously Suntour had offered pull chain derailleurs which were also low normal. I...
11-15-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By T-Mar

For me, the iconic Poulidor photo is that that...

For me, the iconic Poulidor photo is that that from the Puy de Dome stage of the 1964 Tour de France. He and Anquetil are leaning on each other, neither willing to give an inch. Their duel that year...
11-15-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 550
Posted By T-Mar

The Hero is scarce for several reasons. First, it...

The Hero is scarce for several reasons. First, it is a bottom of the barrel derailleur, even below the Honor. Second, it was introduced just when SunTour's fortunes were falling. Third, and most...
11-13-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By T-Mar

Based on your initial post, the members were on...

Based on your initial post, the members were on the understanding that it was a Limited. In 1986, Bianchi USA offered three Formula II models (and one tretubi Formula II model). These would have have...
11-13-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 487
Posted By T-Mar

Like TenGrainBread, I suspect these were...

Like TenGrainBread, I suspect these were converted from standard centre-pull models. Brazed-on (aka direct mount) centre-pull brakes, while relatively rare, eliminate the weight and flex of the brake...
11-11-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By T-Mar

That would be a 1986 model. It should be Formula...

That would be a 1986 model. It should be Formula II tubing and have a black or violet finish, provided it's a USA market model.
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By T-Mar

The serial number indicates 1983 manufacture but...

The serial number indicates 1983 manufacture but that must have been late in the year, as everything is consistent with a 1984 catalogue. It even has the OEM rack. I'd stick with my $300 price,...
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By T-Mar

+1, the Jason is a department store level, early...

+1, the Jason is a department store level, early 1970s model. The fork reflectors were typical of circa 1971-1973 and I've seen that particular style on Bridgestone manufactured product. They also...
Replies: 19
Views: 657
Posted By T-Mar

Unfortunately, we don't have a good case for the...

Unfortunately, we don't have a good case for the Centurion serial numbers of this era, which is why I made the request. The non-drive side photo makes it difficult to identify the derailleurs but the...
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By T-Mar

Don't have the time to look at them now but for...

Don't have the time to look at them now but for other members, here's the link to the OP's photo album: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/15790228
11-10-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,956
Posted By T-Mar

Most of the Sanki that surface are early 1970s,...

Most of the Sanki that surface are early 1970s, entry level models. Also, seen under the Juptier and University brands, some have distinctive fluted or hexagonal tubing. A GT rear derailleur paired...
11-10-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By T-Mar

I'm not convinced that it is French. The BB...

I'm not convinced that it is French. The BB appears to be OEM Stronglight and the the lockring doesn't appear to be the 6 notch style used on the French threaded versions. It looks like it may be the...
11-10-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 815
Posted By T-Mar

I'd be reluctant to call this bicycle fraudulent,...

I'd be reluctant to call this bicycle fraudulent, without having seen the original advertisement posted by the seller. Multiple brands with the same name are not uncommon in the bicycle industry....
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. A Nishiki Seral with...

Welcome to the forums. A Nishiki Seral with SunTour Cyclone Mk-II would be a circa 1983-1984 model. The difference between a 1983 ans 1984 can be determined by examining the fork. A 1984 will have a...
11-09-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By T-Mar

I seen it from various builders over the years....

I seen it from various builders over the years. It's something that was periodically resurrected but never never became mainstream in popularity.
11-09-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 28,725
Posted By T-Mar

It's not a solid chainring. It's a solid, round...

It's not a solid chainring. It's a solid, round crankarm (or crankarm cover). Note that the disc is the same diameter as the crankarm length (i.e. the pedals are mounted to it) The chainring has a...
11-09-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,390
Posted By T-Mar

There's no Skyline roads in the area where I...

There's no Skyline roads in the area where I live. However, I do come across Skyline bicycles which was a Canadian brand of entry level bicycles owned by the Consumer's Distributing chain of...
Replies: 19
Views: 657
Posted By T-Mar

Before you sell, please PM me with the serial...

Before you sell, please PM me with the serial number and any component date codes. It might just provide the key to cracking the Tano serial number code from this era. TIA.
11-09-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,153
Posted By T-Mar

That makes sense. After all, Chicago is the...

That makes sense. After all, Chicago is the Schwinndy City. :D
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