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02-27-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By T-Mar

Here's a Di Salle business card from my files. I...

Here's a Di Salle business card from my files. I found a few advertisements and listings in old OCA/CCA literature from the mid-1980s but they didn't contain any additional information....
02-27-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,966
Posted By T-Mar

I had far less to do with it than you are...

I had far less to do with it than you are probably thinking. Rather than telling him how to design and build it (which was quite tempting), I posed questions that caused him to think and come up with...
02-27-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 286
Posted By T-Mar

Like other members, I do not consider the label...

Like other members, I do not consider the label to be factual. Rather, it's typical of the aggressive and unethical marketing used by some manufacturers of the era.

There is a definitive statement...
02-27-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By T-Mar

That Tioga T-Bone is a road stem and non-OEM....

That Tioga T-Bone is a road stem and non-OEM. T-Bone were popular aftermarket items, though they were also spec'd as OEM by some bicycle brands. They came in both road and ATB versions. Had this been...
02-27-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 260
Posted By T-Mar

That's the 1988+ version of the SL decal, while...

That's the 1988+ version of the SL decal, while the Triomphe crankset, if OEM, would place it pre-1990. Normally by this time I'd expect a 2nd set of bottle bosses and a pump peg on the frame but...
02-26-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, it would appear to be a Ninety based on the...

Yes, it would appear to be a Ninety based on the lack of bottle bosses. All the 1983 road models above the Ninety had brazed-on bottle bosses.
02-26-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By T-Mar

Yokota was a Japanese contract manufacturer that...

Yokota was a Japanese contract manufacturer that decided to market in the USA under their own brand in the mid-1980s. They marketed a full range, but like most brands of the era, the road bicycle...
02-26-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,966
Posted By T-Mar

I posted this in the past, so some members may...

I posted this in the past, so some members may recall it. For a 7th grade science project, my son had to build a chair from recycled materials. He chose bicycle rims for the frame work. Fifteen years...
02-26-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By T-Mar

MIG didn't even pop into my head because TIG is...

MIG didn't even pop into my head because TIG is so prevalent on bicycle frames. However, I agree that it does look like it could be sloppy MIG welds.
02-26-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By T-Mar

SL/SP was Columbus' standard CrMo alloy for most...

SL/SP was Columbus' standard CrMo alloy for most of it's life. It didn't receive the Cyclex alloy upgrade until the 1988 model year, when it was nearing the end of its run. Thron used the same alloy...
02-26-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, the caliper is a rebranded version of the...

Yes, the caliper is a rebranded version of the ubiquitous Dia-Compe center-pull. These were considered good brakes in their day. As noted, modern housing and pads can improve their performance.
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02-26-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By T-Mar

I think it's a production frame but an entry...

I think it's a production frame but an entry level model with low workmanship standards. Besides the poor brazing, it has what appears to be stamped dropouts and steel headset cups. Metal plated...
02-26-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By T-Mar

The OP has 12 posts. I thought the no-photo...

The OP has 12 posts. I thought the no-photo restriction for new members expired after 10 posts. Has the limit been changed?
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By T-Mar

It appears to be a 1985 Raleigh Supercourse. If...

It appears to be a 1985 Raleigh Supercourse. If so, the hidden derailleurs are 1st generation Shimano 105 (aka Golden Arrow). Normally, this would be worth more than $100 US, but it is looking fairly...
02-26-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By T-Mar

Step 1: Thorough cleaning of drivetrain and...

Step 1: Thorough cleaning of drivetrain and alignment of rear dropout hanger. Typically, that solves about 80% of indexed shifting woes.
02-25-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 45,194
Posted By T-Mar

It's a 40+ year old bicycle that has probably...

It's a 40+ year old bicycle that has probably never been overhauled ,so yes, you should overhaul bottom bracket and everything else. In my experience, the FFS cranks did not rotate as easily as other...
02-25-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By T-Mar

Columbus Thron is correct for 1994. Thron was...

Columbus Thron is correct for 1994. Thron was basicaally the mid-1990s replacement for Columbus SL. Given the era, I'd consider this frame to be mid-range
02-25-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By T-Mar

This doesn't look like a GT to me. The signature...

This doesn't look like a GT to me. The signature feature on their C&V triple triangle frames was a short section of the top tube that protruded behind the seat tube. The cap of this piece was...
02-25-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By T-Mar

It looks entry level based on what appears to be...

It looks entry level based on what appears to be stamped dropouts and poor lugless brazing.
02-25-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. Here's a link to the album...

Welcome to the forums. Here's a link to the album containing the photos of the subject frame: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/534893
Looks to be circa 1994, which should make it either a Giro...
02-25-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By T-Mar

Di Salle was a small custom frame building and...

Di Salle was a small custom frame building and repair shop in the Greek Town area of Toronto. I recall the company logo being a Griffin, similar to what Gardin used. I may be able to dig up some info...
02-24-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By T-Mar

Super Champion Competition.

Super Champion Competition.
Replies: 29
Views: 854
Posted By T-Mar

This is not a higher end frame. If you look at...

This is not a higher end frame. If you look at the 2nd picture, immediately behind the shift levers you will see brazed-on cable stops. This indicates that the shift levers are a later addition and...
02-24-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By T-Mar

It would have to be a very narrow range triple...

It would have to be a very narrow range triple set-up. The front derailleur only has a capacity of 14T. Even then, the throw might be insufficient. The specs for the rear derailleur are strange as it...
02-24-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By T-Mar

It's always possible that Long Shen copied...

It's always possible that Long Shen copied existing lugs. However, like Drillium Dude and cudak888 , Long Shen would be my leading candidate. The Reynolds logo style used on the subject frame wasn't...
02-23-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By T-Mar

I always though that the Gipiemme Cronospecial...

I always though that the Gipiemme Cronospecial and Cronosprint pedals were the same except for the anodization of the body, with the Cronosprint being the clear anodized pedals.
02-23-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By T-Mar

I recall MiamiJim stating that the 750SR was a...

I recall MiamiJim stating that the 750SR was a special edition model only available to top selling Miaya dealers in very limited quantities. The J-code makes it 1981 manufacture but it could be a...
02-23-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By T-Mar

Best bicycle in the lot is the Scapin. It is...

Best bicycle in the lot is the Scapin. It is modern enough that it has amenities like brifters, dula pivot brakes, indexing and Hyperglide. Yet it just old enough to be considered C&V. Scapin is a...
02-23-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By T-Mar

That's smaller than it appeared and indicative of...

That's smaller than it appeared and indicative of a lightweight hi-tensile steel.
02-22-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By T-Mar

With that grey and blue striped livery, it looks...

With that grey and blue striped livery, it looks like it should be Atala. :D
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02-22-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 23,416
Posted By T-Mar

The double top tube frame was conceived in the...

The double top tube frame was conceived in the late 19th century as a way to manufacture a stronger frame to handle the compressive and torsional strains faced by bicycle on the unpaved roads of the...
02-22-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By T-Mar

Both brakesets were offered concurrently. The...

Both brakesets were offered concurrently. The AGC300 is spec'd as being "buffed & clear anodized", while the AG300C is just "clear anodized". Looking at them, the former has a satin finish, while the...
02-22-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By T-Mar

The serial number indicates very late 1985...

The serial number indicates very late 1985 manufacture, so it's almost certainly a 1986 model.
02-22-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By T-Mar

While it looks similar, Unicrown forks use blades...

While it looks similar, Unicrown forks use blades that are attached directly to the steering tube, eliminating the traditional crown. They are typically lighter, more rigid and less expensive than a...
02-21-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By T-Mar

Tech offered a full range of ATBs. Frame...

Tech offered a full range of ATBs. Frame materials ranged from hi-tensile steel to CrMo and aluminum. The CrMo tubesets I've seen on Tech models are primarily from Tange and True Temper.
02-21-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By T-Mar

Thxs! :thumb: The S/N indicates January 1993 and...

Thxs! :thumb: The S/N indicates January 1993 and the format is consistent with Hodaka of Taiwan.

BTW, I checked the 1990 literature and there was no Spectre model. The Deore LX model was the Elite...
02-21-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By T-Mar

I do have price lists for 1990 and 1991 and a...

I do have price lists for 1990 and 1991 and a catalogue for 1992. In 1990 the Allegre was 2nd in a line of six road models. It cost $499-$550 US MSRP and was spec'd with SunTour GPX. For 1991 the...
02-21-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By T-Mar

Paint on the underside chromium plated crowns is...

Paint on the underside chromium plated crowns is very common. Masking around the underside of the crown is labour intensive and therefore costly. The most economical way to paint a fork and protect...
02-21-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By T-Mar

Narhay is correct, Tech was a brand owned by...

Narhay is correct, Tech was a brand owned by Cycletech from Calgary. The brand debuted in 1987 and disappeared around 2000. I have a 1990 Tech catalogue but it predates the subject bicycle....
02-21-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By T-Mar

There's a model number on the top tube. It looks...

There's a model number on the top tube. It looks like it may be '500'. In the early 1980s it was a sports model, being re-designed as an entry level grand touring bicycle around 1985. This one looks...
02-21-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By T-Mar

OK, revised GM0 prefix for the serial number...

OK, revised GM0 prefix for the serial number makes it consistent with Giant mid-1990 manufacture and the frame features match their Allegre model....
02-21-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By T-Mar

Columbus released MS in late 1987 for the 1988...

Columbus released MS in late 1987 for the 1988 model year. By this time, most builders of renown were using embossed/pantographed brand identifiers on their frames. Of course, with MS you had to use...
02-20-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 131,762
Posted By T-Mar

Frame was manufactured in mid-1983, so it should...

Frame was manufactured in mid-1983, so it should be a 1983 model. The rear derailleur is definitely a replacement. The frame is manufactured with Bridgestone's Technart process, whereby the lugs are...
02-20-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By T-Mar

Looks like it may be a late 1980s Shogun Alpine...

Looks like it may be a late 1980s Shogun Alpine GT. Serial number? Full drive side pic?
02-20-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the presence of the chainguard mount and...

Based on the presence of the chainguard mount and the internal routing for the rear gear cable, it would appear to have been a condorino style, light touring bicycle, probably 4 or 5 speeds, as...
02-19-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By T-Mar

It could be Taiwanese. That serial number format...

It could be Taiwanese. That serial number format was used by many Taiwanese manufacturers and would appear to indicate July 1985.

The derailleurs appear to be Shimano Z-series, which was 2 steps...
02-18-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 32,287
Posted By T-Mar

I've always considered the first monocoque...

I've always considered the first monocoque production frame to be the 1987 Kestrel 5000. That pre-dates the Lotus carbon fibre monocoques by five years.
02-18-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By T-Mar

I'd expect a five speed freewheel to have been...

I'd expect a five speed freewheel to have been OEM on an Italvega of this era, though 6 speed was available at the time. To verify, remove the rear wheel and measure the distance between the inside...
02-18-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By T-Mar

We've been through this in the past. The extant...

We've been through this in the past. The extant Bicycling! road test shows that the Carabela Semi-Pro was available with the Cinelli style fastback seat stay and binder bolt arrangement, as seen on...
02-18-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By T-Mar

Agreed, it's definitely an Acer-Mex product based...

Agreed, it's definitely an Acer-Mex product based on the seat cluster and serial number. With the exception of the eyelets on the SunTour GS dropouts, ir reminds me of the Falck tubed Carabela...
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