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Views: 519
Posted By T-Mar

'2412' is actually a combination of the frame...

'2412' is actually a combination of the frame size (1st and 2nd numerals) and the colour code (3rd and 4th numerals). In this case, the '12' indicates Peacock Blue.

Ross model numbers were...
01-22-20, 09:47 AM
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Posted By T-Mar

Let alone how many Bianchi from this period...

Let alone how many Bianchi from this period survive with an intact model name decal! :D
Unfortunately, the tubeset decal didn't survive the repair stand. However there are aftermarket replicas...
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Views: 519
Posted By T-Mar

580 is the model number. 25 is the frame...

580 is the model number.
25 is the frame size,in inches.
29 is the colour code (Concord Blue)
84 is year of manufacture
020 is the sequential frame number for the year

At this time, Redcay was...
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Views: 3,063
Posted By T-Mar

A Gap should be full SL, yet you didn't find the...

A Gap should be full SL, yet you didn't find the helical ridges in the steerer tube. Sometimes they can be hard to detect due to poor forming, corrosion, etc. I'd be pulling the fork and checking for...
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Posted By T-Mar

Your frame was built during weeks 25-26 of 1990....

Your frame was built during weeks 25-26 of 1990. That's a bit early to be a 1991 but I wouldn't rule it out. They may have been building frames to stock, as the carbon frames took longer to build....
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Views: 84
Posted By T-Mar

The frame does appear to be a 1989 Peugeot...

The frame does appear to be a 1989 Peugeot Pipeline cruiser. Same cantilever design, welded construction, dropped chainstays, chain guard and Unicrown fork. There are some changes in components but...
01-22-20, 06:23 AM
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Posted By T-Mar

That's not a 1983 model. I suspect you meant 1993.

That's not a 1983 model. I suspect you meant 1993.
01-22-20, 06:16 AM
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Posted By T-Mar

It's a 1985 Bianchi Vittoria. 1985 was the only...

It's a 1985 Bianchi Vittoria. 1985 was the only year for the Bianchi Special by Columbus tubeset.
01-21-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 168
Posted By T-Mar

I don't know what it is but it's very low end....

I don't know what it is but it's very low end. Almost certainly hi-tensile steel tubing. Stamped dropouts. The front dropouts look they have holes for a wheel retention washer. Bottle bosses but no...
01-21-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 202
Posted By T-Mar

This is unlike any Submariner that I have seen....

This is unlike any Submariner that I have seen. The lugs on the subject bicycle are almost flush with the tubes. The Submariner had very chunky lugs that were much larger than the diameter of the...
01-21-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By T-Mar

Vertical dropouts were popular on touring bicycle...

Vertical dropouts were popular on touring bicycle even back into the 1970s. It prevented the rear wheel from being pulled out of position under the high torque conditions experienced with fully...
01-21-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By T-Mar

I had one. They were most popular for time...

I had one. They were most popular for time trials, duathlons and triathlons, where you didn't want to get out of your aero position to take a drink. I mounted mine to the saddle rails and seat post,...
01-21-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By T-Mar

Kestrel introduced their 500 series in 1991 but...

Kestrel introduced their 500 series in 1991 but the presence of of what appears to be Campagnolo Record with a carbon levers and derailleur parallelograms would put this into at least the early...
01-21-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By T-Mar

It's no older than 1992. That was the year that...

It's no older than 1992. That was the year that this model was upgraded from 200SC to 200SCI. It was also the 1st year for STI (brifters) on 600 Ultregra, so that also fits. However, it could also be...
01-21-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 202
Posted By T-Mar

Sorry for the confusion. The Radac were sold...

Sorry for the confusion. The Radac were sold worldwide but in the USA they were only marketed for three years and the USA models don't match the subject bicycle. If it's an Australian market model,...
Replies: 31
Views: 519
Posted By T-Mar

Vintage ATBs have limited appeal. Deviations from...

Vintage ATBs have limited appeal. Deviations from OEM spec make it even less appealing, despite the grade of the newer components. The very large frame size is another negative. This has far more...
01-21-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 202
Posted By T-Mar

That looks like an adhesive bonded frameset,...

That looks like an adhesive bonded frameset, which would make it one of Bridgestone's Radac series. These were only offered 1987-1989 in the USA and the serial number indicates it was manufactured in...
01-20-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 84
Posted By T-Mar

Fade paint started appearing in the mid-1980s....

Fade paint started appearing in the mid-1980s. I'd say mid to late 1980s. This is a entry level model as evidence by stamped dropouts, rear derailleur with claw adapter (appears to be the steel...
01-20-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 69,903
Posted By T-Mar

It's not included because they haven't been...

It's not included because they haven't been reported. While it could represent the 90,097th frame of 1990, it could also be the 97th frame of September 1989 (i.e. ymmxxxxx), or something else. I need...
01-20-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 69,903
Posted By T-Mar

If it's a Bridgestone , then it was manufactured...

If it's a Bridgestone , then it was manufactured in 1972, though possibly late enough in the year to be a 1973 model.
01-20-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 499
Posted By T-Mar

The Campagnolo dropouts are non-Portacatena,...

The Campagnolo dropouts are non-Portacatena, which would make it no earlier than circa 1984. Pinarello introduced their eponymous dropouts circa 1987. Consequently, it should be circa 1984-1986. The...
01-20-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By T-Mar

IIRC, the pictures indicated what I identified as...

IIRC, the pictures indicated what I identified as a 1990-1992, Canadian manufactured, Peugeot Triathlon. The serial number is consistent with Procycle manufacture from late 1991, so it's likely a...
01-20-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By T-Mar

The easiest way to straighten the chainring is...

The easiest way to straighten the chainring is with an adjustable crescent spanner. Remove the middle and large rings but keep the granny fastened to the crankarm spider. Tighten the jaws of the...
01-20-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By T-Mar

That is what I consider to be 3rd generation...

That is what I consider to be 3rd generation Chorus, 1997-1999.
01-20-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 329
Posted By T-Mar

One thing that hasn't been mentioned yet is that...

One thing that hasn't been mentioned yet is that the Allvit has a much larger capacity due the linkage. The factory specs for the Svelto topped out at a 22 or 24T large cog, depending on the version,...
01-19-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By T-Mar

Assuming it "Open C", be aware that many...

Assuming it "Open C", be aware that many builders, especially the smaller ones, did not rotate their stock to use up the old first. When a new shipment was received, they would often dump the new...
01-18-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By T-Mar

I can't provide a definitive answer, due to...

I can't provide a definitive answer, due to conflicting evidence. The 1984 catalogue shows the Gran Turismo but no Gran Touring. I have a road test indicating that the Gran Turismo was still in...
01-18-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By T-Mar

It appears to be the ubiquitous Cinelli Model 1A.

It appears to be the ubiquitous Cinelli Model 1A.
01-18-20, 03:25 PM
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Posted By T-Mar

Your frame was manufactured during weeks 45-46 of...

Your frame was manufactured during weeks 45-46 of 1987, by Giant of Taiwan. That's late enough in the calendar year to make it a 1988 model and this corroborated by the presence of the chainstay...
01-18-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By T-Mar

If anything held back these bicycles, it was the...

If anything held back these bicycles, it was the eponymous branded components. Campagnolo was king of Italian components. Brands like Galli, Gipiemme and Ofmega were considered 2nd tier, regardless...
01-18-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By T-Mar

As noted in the previous post, the serial number...

As noted in the previous post, the serial number indicated a 1986 model but the logo decal indicates later, specifically 1988-1989.

Assuming 1986 and USA market, the fork decal, which is Bianchi...
01-18-20, 10:47 AM
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Views: 335,971
Posted By T-Mar

A serial number that is split between both sides...

A serial number that is split between both sides of the seat lug, indicates an Italian manufactured frame from the Piaggio era (i.e. early 1980s). The drive side typically has a two character,...
01-18-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By T-Mar

If the serial number is located on the front of...

If the serial number is located on the front of the upper head lug, then it is 1970s, specifically 1978.
01-18-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, that appears to be a Columbus decal. The man...

Yes, that appears to be a Columbus decal. The man behind the brand is Rino Radaelli, an Italian amateur cyclist who founded his own shop, which became Cambio Rino in 1969. However, most of the...
01-18-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By T-Mar

While I agree that it is a Sport, the logo...

While I agree that it is a Sport, the logo graphics are actually post 1978, as opposed to pre-1978. I'd place this circa 1980-1981.The serial number (likely on lower non-drive side of seat tube) will...
01-17-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 110,612
Posted By T-Mar

If you want an identification on your bicycle,...

If you want an identification on your bicycle, you should post pictures and the serial number. Often, owners which have "similar"' bicycles, turn out to be very different.
01-17-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By T-Mar

I remember these from the very late 1980s. Like...

I remember these from the very late 1980s. Like most quill pedals, they quickly lost popularity when Shimano introduced their off-road SPD clipless pedal in 1990.
01-17-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By T-Mar

DJ is probably the date code, indicating October...

DJ is probably the date code, indicating October 1987. By this time all SunTour freewheels were four notch, except for the Perfect. To the best of my knowledge all the SunTour four notch freewheels...
01-17-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By T-Mar

Shimano 600 Ultegra, SL-BS64-8. I see the 8S...

Shimano 600 Ultegra, SL-BS64-8. I see the 8S marking so the're definitely 8 speed and they're definitely not Dura-Ace based on the sticker.

Edit: P/N should be molded into the underside of the...
01-17-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By T-Mar

The pictures of the OP's frame shows side mount...

The pictures of the OP's frame shows side mount shift levers, while the 5000's were top mount. Still, given the apparent repaint, we don't know what, if anything, has been modified.
01-17-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By T-Mar

FWIW, period advertisements show Benotto 3000...

FWIW, period advertisements show Benotto 3000 with the nickel-beige finish through the 1986, though I have seen lower level (i.e. 8xx series) from that year with the new graphics.
01-17-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By T-Mar

I have a 1985 USA price list that lists the...

I have a 1985 USA price list that lists the Benotto 3000; Columbus SL, Campagnolo SR, $1300 US.
01-17-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By T-Mar

I see stays that are crimped and spotwelded to...

I see stays that are crimped and spotwelded to stamped rear dropouts. Steel, cottered, crankset. Rear derailleur appears to be a Shimano Eagle with the integral bash guard. Brake safety levers. Stem...
01-17-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,256
Views: 335,971
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, I've seen those rear dropouts on circa 1962...

Yes, I've seen those rear dropouts on circa 1962 Bianchi too. But if you look at the head lugs from that era, you'll see they are a different pattern, with spear points and bell shaped openings for...
01-17-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By T-Mar

I believe that your bicycle is a 1991 model....

I believe that your bicycle is a 1991 model. SunTour introduced XC Comp for the 1990 model year, but my Lawee price list for that year does not list an Alpina Comp. However, it is listed in 1991 with...
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By T-Mar

It looks like your frame has a Columbus Cromor...

It looks like your frame has a Columbus Cromor decal. If so, and providing it's OEM, your bicycle isn't any earlier than a 1987 model. Cromor didn't exist in 1985 or 1986. Prior to 1987, Cromor had...
01-14-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,256
Views: 335,971
Posted By T-Mar

Definitely not a high end model. A high end 1963...

Definitely not a high end model. A high end 1963 model would have used an integral headset. A high end 1973 model would have used forged rear dropouts with an integral derailleur hanger. To me, it...
01-14-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. There are no decals, so...

Welcome to the forums. There are no decals, so there is always the possibility of a repaint with modifications. However, a chromed rear triangle in conjuction with internal brake cable routing, would...
01-14-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By T-Mar

The predecessor to Nishiki was the American Eagle...

The predecessor to Nishiki was the American Eagle brand. The Azuki brand evolved out of the American Flyer during 1972. Nishiki actually pre-dated Azuki by about 9 months. Most members consider them...
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By T-Mar

A 26.8mm post would be correct for an Aelle seat...

A 26.8mm post would be correct for an Aelle seat tube . Based on the presence of what appears to be Columbus dropouts, the decal styles and a G. Olmo fork crown, I'm inclined to place this circa...
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