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08-10-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By T-Mar

Oh, definitely. It's not uncommon for tubes to...

Oh, definitely. It's not uncommon for tubes to distort to non-round during the brazing process. Then there's scale and cinch slot burrs, which can result in an apparently undersize tube. Most...
08-10-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 56
Posted By T-Mar

This is a 1978-1987 decal for a tretubi Columbus...

This is a 1978-1987 decal for a tretubi Columbus SL or SP frameset. In other words, only the three main tubes are butted SL or SP, with the stays and blades some other material (often, though not...
08-10-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 61
Posted By T-Mar

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

Based on the serial number, in conjuction with the Campagnolo Nuovo Gran Sport components and Reynolds 531 DB, it should be a 1980-1981, Worksop built, Raleigh Competition G.S.
08-10-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,374
Views: 383,613
Posted By T-Mar

FWIW, the 1949 Bianchi team bicycles were fitted...

FWIW, the 1949 Bianchi team bicycles were fitted with Model 39, based on extant race photos. There was a Folgorissima for sale on Ebay a few months ago and , IIRC, it had Model 39. If you do an...
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By T-Mar

It looks late 1950+ based on the two tone saddle....

It looks late 1950+ based on the two tone saddle. There should be a date code on the Sturmey-Archer rear hub that will typically be within a year of the bicycle, assuming the hub is OEM. The frame...
08-08-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,374
Views: 383,613
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. Assuming the Tiagra is...

Welcome to the forums. Assuming the Tiagra is OEM, it should be from 2013. The USA model equipped with Tiagra in 2013 was the Imola but yours is a Danish market model and have a different name.
08-08-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By T-Mar

That might be a good or not so good price,...

That might be a good or not so good price, depending of the cosmetic, mechanical and local market conditions. Beyond that, the life of the Olympic 12 spanned a decade, so you can find them with a...
Replies: 19
Views: 398
Posted By T-Mar

Maybe now, we'll get some decent pictures.

Maybe now, we'll get some decent pictures.
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By T-Mar

This was a sub $500 US bicycle, brand new, in...

This was a sub $500 US bicycle, brand new, in 1987. Even new, they didn't shift well and the brakes weren't up to par. This is easy pass, with no regrets.
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By T-Mar

1974 is in the ballpark. That's a 1st generation...

1974 is in the ballpark. That's a 1st generation Thunderbird, which makes it pre-1977 and it's likely no older that 1970. The serial number may tell us the manufacturer and year, which is far more...
08-07-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,930
Posted By T-Mar

It was common practice for manufacturers to start...

It was common practice for manufacturers to start building the new models around September, to allow for inventory build-up, trans-oceanic shipping, customs clearance, distribution, etc. That date...
08-06-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By T-Mar

added pic

Sounds like they are Shimano PD-R535, which was a SPD-R pedal from the early 2000s. SPD-R cleats are incompatible with SPD and SPD-SL.
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Replies: 19
Views: 398
Posted By T-Mar

Hmm, the current owner could give a lecture in...

Hmm, the current owner could give a lecture in how to take pictures without showing anything important! It's definitely 1992+ based on the top pull front derailleur. The crankarm looks like 1993...
Replies: 19
Views: 398
Posted By T-Mar

The Sherpa has been in and out of the Rocky...

The Sherpa has been in and out of the Rocky Mountain lineup several times. This isn't the 1980s version, as it has the derailleur cables running along the top top tube. While it isn't a perfect...
08-05-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2,283
Views: 727,254
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. The serial number as...

Welcome to the forums. The serial number as reported is incomplete. A letter is missing from prefix, which would tell us the intended market. However, based on the decal style, in conjunction with...
08-05-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. Your frame was...

Welcome to the forums. Your frame was manufactured during by Fairly of Taiwan during June of a year ending in '5". I've seen other Star Cruisers from the mid-1980s, so I'm assuming it is 1985, as...
08-05-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. Your frame was...

Welcome to the forums. Your frame was manufactured during by Fairly of Taiwan during June of a year ending in '5". I've seen other Star Cruisers from the mid-1980s, so I'm assuming it is 1985, as...
08-05-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 761
Posted By T-Mar

You could always claim they just fell off, on...

You could always claim they just fell off, on their own, along with Pinarello decals. :rolleyes:
08-05-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By T-Mar

Shimano called it a Direct Cable Mechanism and it...

Shimano called it a Direct Cable Mechanism and it was used on all four of the AX series rear derailleurs, including Adamas AX and Positron AX to name the other two. The purpose was to eliminate the...
08-05-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 157,467
Posted By T-Mar

They were made in the same location and year but...

They were made in the same location and year but roughly one month apart. K9J10036, was actually made later than K9I10037. The former was the 10,036th frame manufactured at facility 'K' during...
08-05-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By T-Mar

My favourite Montreal area LBS is Cycles Gianella...

My favourite Montreal area LBS is Cycles Gianella on Boulevard des Sources. They've been in business since the late 1970s and have been a Marinoni dealer since that time, so have experience with...
08-05-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By T-Mar

The frame and forks are likely a match as the...

The frame and forks are likely a match as the frame was manufactured in October 19?3 and the fork was manufactured in August 19?3. So, unless by some strange coincidence, they're 10 years and 2...
08-05-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By T-Mar

I've never used Falcon for replacement...

I've never used Falcon for replacement freewheels. They were common on department store bicycles and I've seen too many problems with them, including everything from pawl issues to split cogs. So,...
Replies: 31
Views: 836
Posted By T-Mar

They do look they may have a Quick Release built...

They do look they may have a Quick Release built into the lever.
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Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By T-Mar

The serial number indicates that the frame was...

The serial number indicates that the frame was contract manufactured by Yamaguchi of Japan during June 1987. So, while it may be related to Gan Well of NJS track frame it was not manufactured by Gan...
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By T-Mar

A frame manufactured by Raleigh Canada can be...

A frame manufactured by Raleigh Canada can be identified by the format of the serial number, which will typically be stamped on the back of the upper seat tube.
08-04-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,285
Posted By T-Mar

And still no mention of the all-time classic,...

And still no mention of the all-time classic, "It's got Disraeli gears".
08-04-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 157,467
Posted By T-Mar

How so? I wouldn't call the 10,037th frame...

How so? I wouldn't call the 10,037th frame produced within a month to be a low serial number.
08-04-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By T-Mar

Link to OP's pics:...

Link to OP's pics: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/524072
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By T-Mar

This one was contract manufactured by Raleigh for...

This one was contract manufactured by Raleigh for Eaton's. Serial number?
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By T-Mar

That is not the serial number, as it's the...

That is not the serial number, as it's the finishing piece for roll of handlebar bar that has been used as a chainstay protector. The serial number is typically stamped into the frame, with the most...
Replies: 31
Views: 836
Posted By T-Mar

Those lugs weren't proprietary to Fuji. They were...

Those lugs weren't proprietary to Fuji. They were used by several companies. Pending the serial number, one of my prime candidates would be a Schwinn. They also used widow's peak head lugs and had...
08-03-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,285
Posted By T-Mar

"Campagnola frame."

"Campagnola frame."
08-03-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 157,467
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, it's a 1991 model. Your frame was contract...

Yes, it's a 1991 model. Your frame was contract manufactured by Fairly of Taiwan in April 1991. I don't think that the 2nd number is an additional serial number but possibly a production code to...
08-03-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By T-Mar

It's definitely SILVER, not SILSTAR. The Sekine...

It's definitely SILVER, not SILSTAR. The Sekine spec sheets stated SILVER and Sutherland's specifically mention Silver as one of the oddball crankasets with 3 degree taper. The model name doesn't...
08-03-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By T-Mar

It is definitely entry level based on the stamped...

It is definitely entry level based on the stamped dropouts, nutted hubs, stem mounted shift levers and brake safety levers. However, the components suggest post-boom era and possibly even into the...
08-02-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By T-Mar

No, it was on the opposite end, just shy of the...

No, it was on the opposite end, just shy of the inboard race, if I recall correctly. The rep kept the broken axle. To this day, as a result of that failure some 40 odd years ago, I have an orphaned...
08-01-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By T-Mar

What you say makes sense and I concur about the...

What you say makes sense and I concur about the wear rate on their chainrings but it doesn't correlate with my personal experience for the SL pedals. Mine showed significant wear after one season and...
08-01-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By T-Mar

The early model numerology can get quite tricky.,...

The early model numerology can get quite tricky., which is why Shimano introduced a more standardized system in 1980.


The UA-100 was the 1st generation Dura-Ace headset but it was the road...
08-01-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By T-Mar

Canadian Peugeot were manufactured by a Quebec...

Canadian Peugeot were manufactured by a Quebec based company called Procycle. Founded by the Dutil family in 1971, they originally assembled and distributed Japanese manufactured bicycles for...
08-01-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By T-Mar

HP-7500 crown race, P/N 722 0600, no options. ...

HP-7500 crown race, P/N 722 0600, no options.

This crown race P/N is the same as for the earlier UA-200 Dura-Ace track headset.

I'm not sure what you are trying to accomplish. You do realize...
08-01-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By T-Mar

I'd take the picture of the Wheelsmith dropout ,...

I'd take the picture of the Wheelsmith dropout , print it, measure the distance between the two mounting and compare to the frame. Then I'd resize the photo so the mounting hole distance matched,...
08-01-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By T-Mar

It looks like a Raleigh rear dropout. The serial...

It looks like a Raleigh rear dropout. The serial number number should at tell us if it is Raleigh manufacture.
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By T-Mar

I concur, it was manufactured in 1984. I don't...

I concur, it was manufactured in 1984. I don't know the model. At the time, the Columbus SL model was the Gap, while the the tretubi Columbus SL model was the Arrenacia. I doubt this model was even...
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. Rarity does not always...

Welcome to the forums. Rarity does not always equate to valuable or collectible. This is far from a "Team" bicycle. At the time, Acera was 6th in Shimano's line of ATB groups and Jett was bottom of...
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By T-Mar

Most Sanwa are entry level and found as...

Most Sanwa are entry level and found as re-branded department store bicycles. This one appear to be entry level, mid-1980s. Almost certainly a hi-tensile steel frame based on the stem mounted shift...
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By T-Mar

Most of the Soma that surface are circa 1978-1983...

Most of the Soma that surface are circa 1978-1983 models manufactured by Kuwahara, so they are decent bicycles. This one appears to be a circa 1980 Soma Prestige, which was a lower mid-range model...
08-01-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 553
Posted By T-Mar

After the late 1890s' bicycle boom crashed, the...

After the late 1890s' bicycle boom crashed, the industry struggled on, protected by heavy tariffs that largely kept the European developments out of the USA. Meanwhile, the nascent automobile...
08-01-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By T-Mar

Even the stock SL pedals are significantly...

Even the stock SL pedals are significantly lighter than Record, due to the aluminum cages versus the steel cages. My scales register a 74g difference per pair. And the SL pedals get even lighter as...
08-01-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By T-Mar

The volume of two SR adjusting screws in so small...

The volume of two SR adjusting screws in so small that, even if they were made from titanium, the total difference in weight would be only about 0.5g, I don't know what what degree of hierarchy...
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