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10-22-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 511
Posted By T-Mar

Thxs. :thumb: As I suspected, the frame was...

Thxs. :thumb: As I suspected, the frame was manufactured by Miki of Japan, a known SR contractor. This one was built in early 1982, so it would be a 1982 model. Based on the the tubing decal the...
10-22-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By T-Mar

There was a an AX group below Adamas AX called...

There was a an AX group below Adamas AX called just Shimano AX but the rear derailleur was Positron and used the direct cable mechanism without housing. You should post pictures, check the model...
10-22-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By T-Mar

Many of the aero developments of AX went...

Many of the aero developments of AX went mainstream: elimination of embossing and fluting, aero seat posts, aero stems, aero pedals, aero brake levers,etc. There's not a whole lot to bring back.
10-22-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By T-Mar

Definitely a Falcon, possibly a circa 1974...

Definitely a Falcon, possibly a circa 1974 Olympic 78. Derailleurs are entry level Campagnolo. Looks like the rear may be Velox, as opposed to Valentino. Frame could be hi-tensile or Reynolds 531...
10-22-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By T-Mar

Definitely 1981-1983 model years, possibly 1984....

Definitely 1981-1983 model years, possibly 1984. There should be a double alpha character date code on them.

Edit: Just double checked my literature and Adamas AX was only 1981-983.
10-22-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By T-Mar

See...

See https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1042901-asian-serial-number-guide.html

The online catalogues that I've seen for this era are for the USA market. During this period the Canadian...
10-22-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 277
Posted By T-Mar

You can buy gel pads that are designed to fit the...

You can buy gel pads that are designed to fit the handlebars, under the tape. This both dampens vibrations and increases the handlebar diameter to reduce nerve activation.
10-22-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 176
Posted By T-Mar

That's an oldy but a goody. The rear dropout...

That's an oldy but a goody. The rear dropout looks like a post war Cyclo. I think I still have an Elvish wool jersey from the 1970s.
10-22-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By T-Mar

It's definitely a 1982 model based on the May...

It's definitely a 1982 model based on the May 1982 date indicated by the serial number. The Hi-Mangy tubing is consistent with the Canadian market Bici II but the BL derailleurs are a step up from...
10-22-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 511
Posted By T-Mar

These SR Aero frames are really interesting in...

These SR Aero frames are really interesting in that they take a different approach to aero tubing. There are two standard approaches, which I call full aero and quasi aero. Full aero uses a down tube...
10-22-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By T-Mar

This is an interesting frame. As noted, the...

This is an interesting frame. As noted, the presence of a Huret dropout indicates it was originally equipped with the Huret Jubilee rear derailleur. In the USA, that model was the Grand Jubile and it...
10-21-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 297
Posted By T-Mar

The serial number isn't consistent with the...

The serial number isn't consistent with the format we typically see on the very early 1980s, mid-range, Italian manufactured models. However, it is consistent with the entry level Bianchi models that...
10-21-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,907
Posted By T-Mar

IMO, 220 minus your age is a rule of thumb for...

IMO, 220 minus your age is a rule of thumb for the average sedentary person who is just starting to exercise. When I was competing, I used to monitor my heart rate routinely and I was always above...
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By T-Mar

While it does appear to be a private label brand,...

While it does appear to be a private label brand, it also appears to be for the Japanese market, as it has a light bracket on the drive side for blade, which means it was manufactured for a country...
10-20-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 297
Posted By T-Mar

I can't quite make out the tubing decal but it...

I can't quite make out the tubing decal but it looks more like Zeta that Aelle, which should make it 1981. The serial number, which should be located on both sides of the seat lug, should provide...
10-20-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 129
Posted By T-Mar

Supertset tubing was introduced by Bianchi for...

Supertset tubing was introduced by Bianchi for the 1984 model year. The first of the Japanese Supesets came from Ishiwata and later from Tange. Bianchi didn't mix Tange and Ishiwata product to make...
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By T-Mar

+1, the rear derailleur appears to be the SunTour...

+1, the rear derailleur appears to be the SunTour Alpha 3000 spec'd on the 1987 and 1988 ST400 but the black paint with red graphics was the 1988 model.
10-20-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 225
Posted By T-Mar

We've seen the double serial numbers before. The...

We've seen the double serial numbers before. The frame was contract manufactured then shipped to Kent. Other samples show paint fill in the Kent number, so it appears that Kent painted , decaled and...
10-20-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 225
Posted By T-Mar

Looks mid-1990s. It's actually a Nishiki Sport...

Looks mid-1990s. It's actually a Nishiki Sport XRS. The USA reference could be to the Raleigh factory in Kent Washington. West Coast Cycle Supply, the Nishiki owner, had been purchased by Derby in...
10-20-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By T-Mar

You are correct, sir! It is a hybrid. What you...

You are correct, sir! It is a hybrid. What you have is actually a Nishiki Sport XRS. It should have a 'SPORT' decal on the seat tube and an 'XRS' decal on the top tube. The XRS version of the Sport...
10-20-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By T-Mar

One of the MAVIC 31x series headsets would...

One of the MAVIC 31x series headsets would probably look OK in this application. Alternately, you could thread an appropriate sized piece of tubing and install a set screw as the locking device....
10-20-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 181
Posted By T-Mar

The Front Freewheel System and Positron were both...

The Front Freewheel System and Positron were both intended for cyclists who suffered from what we used to call DAS (Derailleur Anxiety Syndrome). There were a lot of primarily middle aged people who...
10-19-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 400
Posted By T-Mar

But Tange Champion #1...

But Tange Champion #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) , #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) & #3...
10-19-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 59,701
Posted By T-Mar

Thank-you. That clears up the apparent anomaly. ...

Thank-you. That clears up the apparent anomaly.



No, I was referring to the company name being Anglicized. Many Japanese companies Anglicized their name after WWII or when they started...
10-18-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By T-Mar

In my experience, the absence of Shimano in some...

In my experience, the absence of Shimano in some of these early 1980s mail order catalogues had nothing to do with Campagnolo and everything to do with SunTour. The mail order companies survived by...
10-18-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By T-Mar

Rear derailleur is Campagnolo 980, 2nd from the...

Rear derailleur is Campagnolo 980, 2nd from the bottom of the line and introduced in September 1980 for the 1981 model year. It was replaced by the 990, circa 1986. Front derailleur appears to be...
10-18-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By T-Mar

More pictures would help but my overall...

More pictures would help but my overall impression is a lower mid-range model from the early 1980s. I'm pretty sure that it's not Marinoni built.

Regardless, the Pecco's decal brought back lots...
10-18-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,037
Posted By T-Mar

You must be on some good painkillers! Yes,...

You must be on some good painkillers!

Yes, the mid-1980s Uno was spec'd similarly to the Nova but one step down. Prior to 1987, when it was still Z-series, the Uno used a lower grade (hi-tensile)...
10-18-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 648
Posted By T-Mar

My immediate thought on seeing the photos and...

My immediate thought on seeing the photos and before reading the other members' posts, was a Carlton product. Of course, the red and black re-paint gave me a bit of a push in that direction.
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By T-Mar

The immediate and obvious choices based on the...

The immediate and obvious choices based on the S/N are Bridgestone and Miyata. I'm leaning towards the former but I'll have a higher confidence level once you post the codes from the crankarms.
10-18-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 400
Posted By T-Mar

Given the length of the tubes on an MX frame, it...

Given the length of the tubes on an MX frame, it would have been very wasteful to produce the Motocross tubeset in lengths that could be built into a 25" road frame. I'm also pretty sure the...
10-18-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By T-Mar

It's a 1982 model. The rear derailleur is also a...

It's a 1982 model. The rear derailleur is also a replacement. The Deore XT wasn't even available in 1982, let alone Lawee mixing Shimano and SunTour derailleurs.
10-17-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 141,785
Posted By T-Mar

Blue Line rear derailleurs came in narrow, medium...

Blue Line rear derailleurs came in narrow, medium and wide range versions. The latter had a 34T large cog capability and a 36T wrap capacity, which is more than enough to handle to the spec gearing.
10-17-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By T-Mar

Lawee Inc. was the name of the company that owned...

Lawee Inc. was the name of the company that owned the Univega brand name. It and Univega bicycles were created by Ben Lawee. Most of the Univega up until the very late 1980s were designed by Lawee...
10-17-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,037
Posted By T-Mar

The best Miele mixte I've seen was a circa 1986...

The best Miele mixte I've seen was a circa 1986 Miele Nova with Ishiwata Magny main triangle and Shimano Z-series derailleurs and brakes. It would only have been considered upper entry level for the...
10-17-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,663
Posted By T-Mar

Oh, that's arguable. While it may have Dura-Ace...

Oh, that's arguable. While it may have Dura-Ace EX as opposed to AX, it does at least have the Dyna-Drive crankset and pedals, and appears to completely OEM. While the tubing isn't aero, it is an...
10-17-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By T-Mar

Link to OP's photo album:...

Link to OP's photo album: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/15523997

It's definitely one of the higher grade models. I'd push it into the 1970s. I thought that Ron Kitching was a Zeus importer....
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By T-Mar

I don't have any history on the brand but it's a...

I don't have any history on the brand but it's a cute utility bicycle. It is a low grade model based on the frame construction, which includes stays that are crimped and spot welded to the rear...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,048
Posted By T-Mar

If you have a similar bicycle that you want...

If you have a similar bicycle that you want appraised, I suggest you open a new thread and include pictures. Value can vary substantially depending on brand, age, level and condition, so it's...
10-17-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,037
Posted By T-Mar

There are lots of CCM manufactured mixtes out...

There are lots of CCM manufactured mixtes out there, in near mint condition. Unfortunately they are the E-series city bicycles (Encore, Elan, Elite, Esprit) with 26" wheels. The Elan is particularly...
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By T-Mar

There's virtually no demand for these entry level...

There's virtually no demand for these entry level Murray models that by this time were being sold through department store chains.
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By T-Mar

The Poprad was introduced for the 2001 model...

The Poprad was introduced for the 2001 model year, while the colour and logo style should make this a 2003. That year the Poprad had an MSRP of $1500 CDN. Given all the upgrades from the OEM Sora and...
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By T-Mar

Well, at least one of them has to go, as they...

Well, at least one of them has to go, as they obviously don'r both fit well due to the disparate sizes. In season, I'd be asking $350-$400 for the Series 7, as pictured. I'll defer to other members...
10-16-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,037
Posted By T-Mar

The pictured bicycle is the mixte version of the...

The pictured bicycle is the mixte version of the TdC manufactured by Procycle in the early 1980s. The spec derailleurs were an unspecified SunTour model but in the literature they look like a low end...
10-16-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,037
Posted By T-Mar

The CCM manufactured Tour du Canada never came in...

The CCM manufactured Tour du Canada never came in a step-through frameset. It was double diamond only. CCM didn't offer female frames on their adult, lightweight models until 1973 , when they...
10-16-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 141,785
Posted By T-Mar

Thxs for the PM. It appears that there has been a...

Thxs for the PM. It appears that there has been a more extensive drivetrain overhaul than just the gearing. OEM spec derailleurs were SunTour BL (Blue Line) and it does appear to have the BL shift...
10-16-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 141,785
Posted By T-Mar

Decal style puts it pre-1984 when Norco designed...

Decal style puts it pre-1984 when Norco designed the graphics. Based on other 2400, top tube cable tunnels would place it post 1981. So that leaves 1982-1983 and it's tempting to say the latter based...
10-16-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,663
Posted By T-Mar

Lotus bicycles were introduced in the autumn of...

Lotus bicycles were introduced in the autumn of 1979 for the 1980 model year. The brand was owned by Alpha Cycle & Supply Corp., a NYC based bicycle distributor owned by Sidney Star and which also...
10-16-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,565
Posted By T-Mar

Claris may be low end but it's great value and...

Claris may be low end but it's great value and that Claris drivetrain will perform better than any Campagnolo drivetrain on a "golden era" Colnago. Same with the Claris/Sora disc brake combination....
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