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04-21-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 75
Posted By T-Mar

Empire was the private label brand for Empire...

Empire was the private label brand for Empire Distributing a Canadian company importing and distributing sports equipment. Circa 1978 there was a merger of sorts with CCM, when CCM was sold to...
04-21-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1,538
Views: 450,622
Posted By T-Mar

Your friend's Bianchi is also a 1983, Japanese...

Your friend's Bianchi is also a 1983, Japanese manufactured model.

The standard diameter for a seat tube manufactured to imperial standards is 1-1/8", which converts to 28.6mm. If the seat post is...
04-20-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By T-Mar

Looks like a 1988, Canadian market, Binchi Brava.

Looks like a 1988, Canadian market, Binchi Brava.
04-20-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1,538
Views: 450,622
Posted By T-Mar

During this era, this Japanese manufacturer was...

During this era, this Japanese manufacturer was using predominantly Ishiwata tubesets. Assuming 27.2mm is correct, my leading candidate would be Ishiwata 022, which would be appropriate for a...
04-20-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,538
Views: 450,622
Posted By T-Mar

No, it a 1983 model. Canadian models were...

No, it a 1983 model. Canadian models were different than the USA during this era. What's the proper seat post diameter?
04-20-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,538
Views: 450,622
Posted By T-Mar

I just looked at the photos. The components are...

I just looked at the photos. The components are Triomphe and the Bianchi Special tubing was only used for the 1985 model year, so you have a 1985 Bianchi Veloce. Enjoy!
04-20-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By T-Mar

I'm aware of the Performance ATBs but I don't...

I'm aware of the Performance ATBs but I don't believe that I have any serial number data for them. However, we have seen road, CX and hybrids that would appear to from Nakagawa of Japan and Hodaka of...
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By T-Mar

I've been accused of having an "invisible stoker"...

I've been accused of having an "invisible stoker" for the Santana Elan tandem that I used to own. Some cyclists just couldn't accept being passed on an uphill grade by a guy riding a tandem without a...
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By T-Mar

In my experience, tandems are notoriously hard to...

In my experience, tandems are notoriously hard to sell. Basically, it's a buyer's market when it comes to tandems. They sit for a long time and don't fetch anywhere near what they should be worth. It...
Replies: 13
Views: 218
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the Portacatena dropouts, in conjunction...

Based on the Portacatena dropouts, in conjunction with the seat lug codes, the frame is from July 1977. Given the BB cutouts, it should be the Columbus SL frame, which can be confirmed by the...
04-19-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By T-Mar

Triumph bicycles seem to be forever being phased...

Triumph bicycles seem to be forever being phased in and out. A few year back there was a lot of hoopla over their limited run XCx ATB and there is currently an E-bike. These products appear to aimed...
04-19-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 498
Posted By T-Mar

This definitely isn't 1989, as it has the...

This definitely isn't 1989, as it has the fastback stays and vertical dropouts that first appeared circa 1993. Miyata was definitely still in business in 1999, though they had closed their USA...
04-19-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 498
Posted By T-Mar

Agreed, you really should ride them for an...

Agreed, you really should ride them for an extended period of time to see if you like them. They appear to be from Tange's Fusion series.
04-19-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, assuming the triple is OEM, it would be a...

Yes, assuming the triple is OEM, it would be a PK13. Canada offered three different version of the Competition during 1980-1983. However, I haven't see a PK13 with Nervex lugs, chromed stay ends or...
04-19-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 39,435
Posted By T-Mar

Shimano Dura-Ace EX with Dyna-Drive crankarms and...

Shimano Dura-Ace EX with Dyna-Drive crankarms and pedals would suggest 1980-1984. However, frame features such as the dual bottle bosses and pump peg would push it into the late 1980s. The Unicrown...
04-18-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By T-Mar

+1, this is definitely a 1985 Centurion Cinelli...

+1, this is definitely a 1985 Centurion Cinelli Equipe. There is no Japanese connection whatsoever. Western States Imports, the Centurion brand owner (in the USA), was an American company who had all...
04-17-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By T-Mar

I remember all three of them.

I remember all three of them.
Replies: 4
Views: 250
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...
Replies: 9
Views: 248
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
Replies: 22
Views: 423
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
Replies: 23
Views: 4,944
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
Replies: 286
Views: 86,616
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: 22
Views: 423
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
Replies: 2,391
Views: 811,149
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
Replies: 5
Views: 234
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.
Replies: 4
Views: 194
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...
Replies: 3
Views: 147
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...
Replies: 3
Views: 219
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
Replies: 22
Views: 423
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
Replies: 114
Views: 39,435
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
Replies: 22
Views: 423
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
Replies: 22
Views: 423
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
Replies: 2,391
Views: 811,149
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
Replies: 5
Views: 169
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
Replies: 1,538
Views: 450,622
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: 169
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: 22
Views: 423
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: 661
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
Replies: 18
Views: 661
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
Replies: 22
Views: 423
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: 17
Views: 439
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
Replies: 18
Views: 492
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
Replies: 2,391
Views: 811,149
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
Replies: 18
Views: 661
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...
Replies: 6
Views: 174
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
Replies: 29
Views: 6,719
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...
Replies: 6
Views: 174
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
Replies: 29
Views: 6,719
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: 17
Views: 439
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: 248
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...
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