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Posted By T-Mar

It sounds like a late 198os Trofeo or Brava....

It sounds like a late 198os Trofeo or Brava. Serial number? Model of SunTour derailleurs? We'll still need photos to determine the value, as cosmetic and mechanical condition are the biggest...
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Posted By T-Mar

Graphics indicate circa 1988. Schraeder valves...

Graphics indicate circa 1988. Schraeder valves indicate entry level. The fly in the ointment is the lugged construction. Consequently, I think this may be a Canadian market model, possibly a PB10....
04-16-21, 06:57 PM
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Posted By T-Mar

The Mountain Bike Specialists sale announcement...

The Mountain Bike Specialists sale announcement may also have been in a magazine but I got mine because I was on the mailing list at the time.

While they are fairly rare, I have seen other cases...
04-16-21, 12:38 PM
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Views: 4,894
Posted By T-Mar

The normal mode has increased spring pre-load....

The normal mode has increased spring pre-load. It's intended for use with traditonal, unlined, cable housing and brake levers without spring assisted return.

The SLR mode has lower spring...
04-16-21, 12:18 PM
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Posted By T-Mar

GT introduced dropped bar road models for the...

GT introduced dropped bar road models for the 1994 model year, Initially, the hierarchy went;
GT Edge Titanium ZAP
GT Edge Titanium
GT Edge CrMo ZAP
GT Edge Aluminum ZAP
GT Edge CrMo
GT Edge...
04-16-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 327
Posted By T-Mar

I found a late 1986 Winter Sale flyer from...

I found a late 1986 Winter Sale flyer from Mountain Bike Specialists that specifically mentions two version of the 1986 Montare, stating,

"1986 1/2 Montare.. With the latest geometry, this bike is...
04-16-21, 09:32 AM
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Posted By T-Mar

Your rear derailleur is a SunTour ARx-GT. The...

Your rear derailleur is a SunTour ARx-GT. The catalogue specs indicate it will handle a 32T freewheel and 32T of chain wrap. These specs are often conservative and many members find they can...
04-16-21, 08:30 AM
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Views: 213
Posted By T-Mar

The serial number can be located just about...

The serial number can be located just about anywhere on the frame. Some common areas missed by the referenced site are the rear dropouts, seat tube lug and top of the seat tube.
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Views: 132
Posted By T-Mar

The bicycle is equipped with 6500 series Ultegra,...

The bicycle is equipped with 6500 series Ultegra, which should place it 1998-2005. It has aluminum, aero section down and seat tubes but doesn't appear to be triathlon specific geometry. During this...
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Posted By T-Mar

This is definitely not a 1982 model, as the...

This is definitely not a 1982 model, as the graphics are wrong and the SL version of the Avanti wasn't available in 1982. I'd place this one circa 1985. If you purchase the bicycle, we should be able...
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Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle is a 1981 model, manufactured...

The subject bicycle is a 1981 model, manufactured by Kuwahara of Japan. Typically, they were well manufactured, dependable bicycles. It is well appointed for it's original price point and was an...
04-15-21, 11:23 AM
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Posted By T-Mar

Agreed, it would certainly appear to be 1988...

Agreed, it would certainly appear to be 1988 model built in January 1988.

Based on serial numbers collected from GT Avalanche (bearing the Toyo sticker), Toyo changed their S/N format sometime...
04-15-21, 10:44 AM
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Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. That should be a 1990...

Welcome to the forums. That should be a 1990 model, in which case it was 4th in a 9 model ATB line-up. Original MSRP was $499 US.
04-15-21, 10:32 AM
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Views: 327
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, I believe the T6C frame that I saw also had...

Yes, I believe the T6C frame that I saw also had the hole drilled through the bridge (caliper brake mounting bolt style), as opposed to the brazed-on boss under the bridge.

The 1987 Montare in the...
04-15-21, 06:43 AM
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Views: 327
Posted By T-Mar

It's pretty obvious from the date codes, that...

It's pretty obvious from the date codes, that those three New Deore XT components are replacements, given that they post date the fame by a whopping 6 to 9 months. I also suspect that it originally...
04-14-21, 03:38 PM
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Posted By T-Mar

Be aware that there were often significant...

Be aware that there were often significant differences between the Canadian and USA market models.
04-14-21, 02:24 PM
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Views: 151
Posted By T-Mar

I believe that's the Arnie Nashbar signature.

I believe that's the Arnie Nashbar signature.
04-14-21, 12:18 PM
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Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. That's not the serial...

Welcome to the forums. That's not the serial number format I'd expect for model equipped with Victory. Bianchi USA only offered a model with Victory for 1985-1988 inclusive. In 1985 &1986 it was the...
04-14-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By T-Mar

The serial number is consistent with Pacific...

The serial number is consistent with Pacific Cycles of Taiwan. The year indicator is lightly struck but appears to be a '9", indicating a 1989 or 1990 model. However, it is a 1989 model, as it is...
04-14-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 327
Posted By T-Mar

Dating of ATBs from the mid-1980s can be...

Dating of ATBs from the mid-1980s can be difficult, especially from ATB innovators like Fisher, as specs were often in flux due to the rapid pace of development. Personally, I'd call the OP's bicycle...
04-14-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By T-Mar

The hanger could have been removed but the 1962...

The hanger could have been removed but the 1962 literature in which the 881/881B hangerless dropouts first appear, is also the first time that JUY SIMPLEX is shown on the dropouts. So, even if the...
04-14-21, 05:56 AM
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Views: 636
Posted By T-Mar

No problem (and no need to apologize). The...

No problem (and no need to apologize). The numbering is very similar and easy to get confused. When I originally typed up my post, I had to go back to my reference material to make sure that I had...
04-13-21, 03:20 PM
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Views: 327
Posted By T-Mar

There was a huge components evolution between the...

There was a huge components evolution between the 1986 and 1987 versions of the Montare.

Derailleurs went from 1st generation, friction shifting Deore XT (aka deer's head) to 2nd generation Deore...
04-13-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By T-Mar

That's slightly more modern than I thought. The...

That's slightly more modern than I thought. The serial number is indicative of a Japanese manufactured model from May 1985. My 1985 literature shows only two road bicycles with stamped dropouts...
04-13-21, 12:39 PM
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Views: 375
Posted By T-Mar

The serial number appear s to be GL11122. I can't...

The serial number appear s to be GL11122. I can't tell if there is another number after that but it's irrelevant. The 1st three characters indicate a fame manufactured by Giant of Taiwan during the...
04-13-21, 10:37 AM
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Posted By T-Mar

Here's a link to the photos,...

Here's a link to the photos, https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/519122

It was definitely manufactured by Kawamura for the USA market during the 1983 calendar year, though it could be a 1984 model...
04-13-21, 10:21 AM
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Views: 636
Posted By T-Mar

My circa 1962 reference was to the 881/881B rear...

My circa 1962 reference was to the 881/881B rear dropout set, not the 880/881 set, which did exist earlier. The 881/881B set eliminated the integral derailleur mount. The earliest cataloguing of the...
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Views: 156
Posted By T-Mar

Most members would consider the Raleigh to be the...

Most members would consider the Raleigh to be the better bicycle based on components. While the overall photo hasn't been taken from the drive side, it does have SunTour Power Shifters, implying...
04-13-21, 08:32 AM
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Views: 6,659
Posted By T-Mar

The 1992 French catalogues state Gris Claire...

The 1992 French catalogues state Gris Claire Métal for MG in several places, for different models. I would think that all the models coming out of the French factories would use the same colour...
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Posted By T-Mar

We'd need to have pictures or know the year of...

We'd need to have pictures or know the year of the Raleigh GP, as it varied so much over it's life. However, the ProTour is a very basic bicycle, with some upgrades, It would appear to be a...
04-13-21, 07:15 AM
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Views: 6,659
Posted By T-Mar

Hmm, French catalogues of the era include colour...

Hmm, French catalogues of the era include colour codes and MG is described as Gris Clair Métal (i.e. Metallic Light Grey). :foo:
04-13-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By T-Mar

I concur, this is an entry level model, at or...

I concur, this is an entry level model, at or very near the bottom of the line. The presence of top tube brake cable tunnels and gear cables running over the BB shell, in combination with an absence...
04-13-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By T-Mar

It should be easy enough to tell if the OP"s...

It should be easy enough to tell if the OP"s frame is a lower end tubeset, such as Aelle (or Gara, the CrMo equivalent of Aelle). Both used a plain gauge seat tube, which used a relatively small seat...
04-13-21, 05:47 AM
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Views: 6,659
Posted By T-Mar

Just out of curiosity, what is the colour of the...

Just out of curiosity, what is the colour of the frame?
04-12-21, 04:25 PM
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Views: 404
Posted By T-Mar

Oh, so we can call "dibs" on any bicycle you...

Oh, so we can call "dibs" on any bicycle you post? :D
04-12-21, 04:17 PM
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Views: 6,659
Posted By T-Mar

RX100 was introduced in 1990 and discontinued at...

RX100 was introduced in 1990 and discontinued at the end of 1999, so it should be 1990s, assuming the components are OEM. An 8 speed version was introduced in 1994, though 7 speed continued to a...
04-12-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By T-Mar

The BB shell appears to be the same as used by De...

The BB shell appears to be the same as used by De Rosa on some of the mid-1990s Primato and Diamante variants. Curiously, the Columbus SLX decals are the 1984-1987 version, which would appear to...
04-12-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,659
Posted By T-Mar

I.m not familar with the Optimum but the CR400 is...

I.m not familar with the Optimum but the CR400 is the model number and it appears to be UK market for 1992. Component group?
04-12-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,659
Posted By T-Mar

This should be 1991, as opposed to 1981, as the...

This should be 1991, as opposed to 1981, as the FB series was the designation used for Peugeot's hybrid style bicycles.
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By T-Mar

I'll defer to others on value but I wouldn't be...

I'll defer to others on value but I wouldn't be restricting my marketing to TT. I'd also be targeting triathletes and duathletes. They're also great for seated climbing.
04-12-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By T-Mar

According to extant catalogues, the matched set...

According to extant catalogues, the matched set 881/881B Tour de France rear dropouts debuted circa 1962, the same time as with the Prestige derailleurs. Prior to that, the TdF dropout set used was...
04-12-21, 02:08 PM
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Views: 15,657
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. Based on the serial...

Welcome to the forums. Based on the serial number, it would be a 1981 model, while a ladies' 18 speed would narrow it down to a UO019C, assuming it is a USA model. Value is highly dependent on...
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Views: 161
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the serial number, it should be a 1994...

Based on the serial number, it should be a 1994 model, manufactured in December 1993 by Hodaka of Taiwan.
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Views: 156
Posted By T-Mar

The Taiwanese ProTour that I've seen were...

The Taiwanese ProTour that I've seen were sourced from Giant, though there may have been multiple sources. Based on the Tourney and 27" steel rims, it sounds like an entry level model. It's a chain...
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Views: 444
Posted By T-Mar

There are no photographs in your gallery album....

There are no photographs in your gallery album. Serial number?
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Views: 161
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. As noted the subject...

Welcome to the forums. As noted the subject bicycle has been largely rebuilt, complicating identification. However, the presence of that style of CdM decal indicates it is no older than than the 1993...
04-11-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By T-Mar

Hi-Mn indicates an early 1980s Japanese...

Hi-Mn indicates an early 1980s Japanese manufactured model, around the transition from entry level to mid-range. Being Canadian from this era, it won't follow the American model names. The serial...
04-10-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,358
Views: 428,828
Posted By T-Mar

An American catalog isn't going to help. The S/N...

An American catalog isn't going to help. The S/N indicates a 1990 or 1991 model manufactured in 1990. In the USA, Western States Imports discontinued the Centurion brand in late 1989, marketing the...
04-10-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By T-Mar

It's an entry level city/light touring commonly...

It's an entry level city/light touring commonly called a condorino style bicycle in Italy. The head badge mentions Treviso, a city in NE Italy, just north of Venice and also the home to Pinarello....
04-10-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By T-Mar

Magna bicycles had their debut for the 1984...

Magna bicycles had their debut for the 1984 model, with the brand (originally) owned by JAB Associates of Ashland, just outside Boston. Besides bicycles, JAB also marketed children's toys, children's...
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