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07-10-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. They are both Bridgestone...

Welcome to the forums. They are both Bridgestone manufactured product. Unfortunately, the serial numbers do not provide an exact year. They could be 1961, 1971, 1982 etc. You have to determine the...
07-10-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By T-Mar

The hookless, wired-on tyre and rim dates back to...

The hookless, wired-on tyre and rim dates back to 1892 when Dunlop bought Charles Welch's patents. Dunlop had invented the pneumatic bicycle tyre in 1887 but was in a tyre war with three rivals, all...
07-10-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,160
Posted By T-Mar

The Vetta bicycle accessories brand was owned by...

The Vetta bicycle accessories brand was owned by a Swiss company, Orleander S.A. They entered they USA market circa 1982. They seemed to have disappeared, at least from the North American markets,...
07-10-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 386,653
Posted By T-Mar

The logo style is newer and the cage style on the...

The logo style is newer and the cage style on the Honor (?) rear derailleur was introduced for 1976. I believe it to be a 1977-1978 model manufactured in 1977. If not for the space between the 5th...
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By T-Mar

This is in excellent cosmetic condition but is a...

This is in excellent cosmetic condition but is a very basic model with a hi-tensile frame, stem mounted shift levers, brake safety levers and steel rims mated to steel hubs (nutted on the rear). It...
Replies: 20
Views: 458
Posted By T-Mar

A quick tally of the first page of road bicycle...

A quick tally of the first page of road bicycle advertisements on Kijiji Montréal shows that the bicycles being offered for sale are non-compliant with respect to Québec reflector law by a ratio of...
07-10-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 311
Posted By T-Mar

I concur, it would appear to be one of the later,...

I concur, it would appear to be one of the later, Japanese manufactured Volkscycles. The lugset appears to the Eisho Seisakusho 800 series. I'd appreciate the serial number for my database. TIA.
07-10-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By T-Mar

Both the 1988 and 1989 Bianchi models used the...

Both the 1988 and 1989 Bianchi models used the same decals style, at least in the USA.

Assuming a 1988, USA market, Campione d'Italia, what's correct is the S/N and colour. What's wrong are the...
07-09-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the serial number, your frame was...

Based on the serial number, your frame was manufactured in Italy during 1988 and early enough in the year that it should be a 1988 model. However, in 1988 all the mid-range Italian manufactured...
07-09-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,405
Posted By T-Mar

It's #1...

It's #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) of the Ten Speed Commandments, "Thou shalt not post photos taken from the non-drive side."

First time offence is a...
07-09-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By T-Mar

The Mondrain influence in the bicycle industry...

The Mondrain influence in the bicycle industry started with the 1984 La Vie Claire team jerseys. Nishiki had a Mondrian inspired Altron 7000 in 1987, though the effect was limited to the top tube. I...
07-09-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,948
Posted By T-Mar

Since this thread has been resurrected, I thought...

Since this thread has been resurrected, I thought I'd take the opportunity to clear up some misconceptions. The Mikado brand seen in the USA is not a Miyata brand, though there was an association....
07-09-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By T-Mar

13,516 posts, including 173 photos but no photos...

13,516 posts, including 173 photos but no photos now?
07-09-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By T-Mar

The graphics appear to be circa 1988. The serial...

The graphics appear to be circa 1988. The serial number will tell us the exact year. The frame is lugless with what appears to be a Reynolds 501 decal. The UK had an Aneto model with lugless Reynolds...
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. Your bicycle appears to be...

Welcome to the forums. Your bicycle appears to be an early 1970s model, circa 1971-1973. Unfortunately I can't read the complete serial number, which is partially hidden by the cables. Bianchi model...
07-08-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,877
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. The frame was manufactured...

Welcome to the forums. The frame was manufactured in Italy during late 1983 and is almost certainly a 1984 model. Bianchi serial numbers do not include coding for models or tubing.
07-08-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By T-Mar

That's a legitimate Benotto fork with the G....

That's a legitimate Benotto fork with the G. Benotto signature. I've seen this same crown on forks with Benotto branded dropouts. The Columbus decal is pre-1988 while the frame graphics don't match...
07-08-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 91,321
Posted By T-Mar

Definitely a 1976 model. I'm inclined to believe...

Definitely a 1976 model. I'm inclined to believe that the OHTS and Japanese character stamping may indicate the manufacturer of the bottom bracket shell, though I'm not positive.
07-08-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 91,321
Posted By T-Mar

The chainstay mounted brake bosses, in...

The chainstay mounted brake bosses, in conjunction with the S/N indicates 1987 manufacture by Merida of Taiwan. There was a company called Dorado Imports out of Tiburon, Califormia around this time...
07-08-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2,268
Views: 714,462
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. Agreed, it's unlikely that...

Welcome to the forums. Agreed, it's unlikely that Bob Jackson would use a fender mount as a chainstay bridge. While the S/N format does match that of the Kawamura built Nishiki for West Coast Cycle...
07-08-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 496
Posted By T-Mar

The subject rims are Araya 5H. The 'w/o HP' ...

The subject rims are Araya 5H. The 'w/o HP' stands for 'wired-on, High Pressure'. Araya (and other Japanese rim companies, including Kaga and Ukai) called the sidewall impressions a roulette...
07-07-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,405
Posted By T-Mar

If you want any credibility on these forums,...

If you want any credibility on these forums, you're going to have to start shooting your photos from the drive side. :innocent:
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By T-Mar

Bridgestone had set up their own USA distribution...

Bridgestone had set up their own USA distribution by 1983, independent of Kabuki, so I I'm surprised by the Bridgestone Kakuki mention. Photos would be appreciated, as cosmetic and mechanical...
07-07-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 27,140
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. The 1st character of the...

Welcome to the forums. The 1st character of the serial number is the year of manufacture. So, provided you can narrow down the decade by frame features, it's easy to determine the year of a Marinoni....
07-07-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By T-Mar

What do you need to know that's not available...

What do you need to know that's not available from the photos? The subject graphics were introduced in 1989 and components are 1987-1989 Shimano New 105, so this should be 1989. Tubing decal...
07-07-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By T-Mar

Thank-you!:thumb: The serial number format is...

Thank-you!:thumb: The serial number format is that of Dodsun of Taiwan and indicates August 1988 manufacture. That's late enough in the calendar year to be a 1989 model. Given that my 1989 literature...
07-07-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By T-Mar

I don't know where the serial number.might be...

I don't know where the serial number.might be located, as I don't have any of this model in the database. Given the era and level, it's probably from some Taiwanese manufacturer. In order of...
07-06-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By T-Mar

It's a Canadian market Nishiki Linear, circa...

It's a Canadian market Nishiki Linear, circa 1989. Serial number? I believe the illegible decal is just a Linear decal that was placed upside down.
07-06-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By T-Mar

Peak boom era, circa 1972-1973. ...

Peak boom era, circa 1972-1973.
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07-06-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By T-Mar

+1, those are Cambio Rino shift levers on the...

+1, those are Cambio Rino shift levers on the subject bicycle, specifically the Forate model. which was often paired with the Crono derailleurs.

The crankset in post #13...
07-06-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By T-Mar

I committed a typographical error in my previous...

I committed a typographical error in my previous post. 1984 should have been 1983 - now corrected. While that's not the actual frame serial number, it still indicates the bicycle is from 1983. That...
07-06-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle is an early 1980s Cambio Rino...

The subject bicycle is an early 1980s Cambio Rino Crono. The tubeset is Columbus SL ( I can see the 27.2 stamped on the post). OEM examples typically turn up with Cambio Rino Crono components and...
07-05-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By T-Mar

It appears to be a Canadian market, Japanese...

It appears to be a Canadian market, Japanese manufactured, Bici I frame, circa 1983-1984. I forget the proper name for this frame style but technically it's not a mixte, as on a mixte the mid-stays...
07-05-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By T-Mar

+1, it appears to be a circa 1983 UO14 converted...

+1, it appears to be a circa 1983 UO14 converted to bar end shift levers. Unlike the lightweight hi-tensile steel used in the other UO-series models, the UO14 used double butted carbon-manganese...
Replies: 20
Views: 458
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. We'll need pictures for a...

Welcome to the forums. We'll need pictures for a proper appraisal as mechanical and cosmetic condition are major factors. On the plus, you live in Montreal, which is the 3rd most expensive market in...
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By T-Mar

in 1987 Bianchi bought the defunct Legano band...

in 1987 Bianchi bought the defunct Legano band and resurected it, supplying bicycles to 1988 Alfa Lum team, with Maurizio Fondriest winning the 1988 World Championship road race. The subject bicycle...
Replies: 23
Views: 2,128
Posted By T-Mar

While I was talking only about foreign brands, I...

While I was talking only about foreign brands, I should have made the distinction between foreign and domestic brands. Up to and during the boom, foreign brands were handled almost exclusively by...
Replies: 23
Views: 2,128
Posted By T-Mar

Here are same year catalogue entries showing both...

Here are same year catalogue entries showing both models with the same drivetrain. Gitane didn't switch the Interclub to a SunTour drivetrain until sometime after we stopped carrying them, which was...
07-03-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 566
Posted By T-Mar

The chain definitely isn't meshing properly with...

The chain definitely isn't meshing properly with the cog. You can see daylight between the chain and cog at one point. However, I'm not sure if it's due to different wear rates as it looks like it...
Replies: 22
Views: 748
Posted By T-Mar

Too many photos for assists, so here's the link...

Too many photos for assists, so here's the link to the OP's photo album: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/522008

Be aware that the OP is located in the UK, so models may not line up with what...
07-03-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the tubing decal it's tretubi SL or SP,...

Based on the tubing decal it's tretubi SL or SP, though it should be the former based on the frame size. However, the stays and forks would likely be Aelle. Gieven the Portacatena dropout, 1980-1981...
07-03-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 91,321
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, that's a common size for medium gauge...

Yes, that's a common size for medium gauge hi-tensile steel, as used by the bicycle industry. That, in conjunction with the crankset and derailleurs, would make your bicycle a 1986 Miele Uno.
07-03-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 91,321
Posted By T-Mar

That steerer tube isn;t Tange #5...

That steerer tube isn;t Tange #5 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) either. That 5 is part of the date code, indicating that the fork was manufactured in 1985.
07-02-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By T-Mar

Frameset has the Simplex 3755-3756 dropouts...

Frameset has the Simplex 3755-3756 dropouts introduced circa 1975 but no braze-ons other than derailleur cable housing stops, so it should be late 1970s and likely immediate post boom. Vitus decal,...
07-02-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,439
Posted By T-Mar

Sorry, no I don't.

Sorry, no I don't.
07-02-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By T-Mar

Photo assist... ...

Photo assist...
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07-02-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By T-Mar

Unless it's form Brazil, that doesn't mean...

Unless it's form Brazil, that doesn't mean anything to me. Anybody else?
07-02-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By T-Mar

I don't think there will be anything else to...

I don't think there will be anything else to pick-up that can't be seen in the overall photo. But, you never know and it can't hurt. TIG welding and a Unicrown makes a bicycle frame pretty generic,...
07-02-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By T-Mar

It looks like TIG welding a Unicrown fork which...

It looks like TIG welding a Unicrown fork which would typically be 1990+. Can you get the serial number from the seller?
07-02-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 91,321
Posted By T-Mar

Sorry, but I can't help any further with the...

Sorry, but I can't help any further with the identification without knowing the seat post size,as the colour, crankset and derailleurs were used on several models. There was no such thing as a Tange...
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