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07-07-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
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: 4
Views: 111
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: 155
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: 330
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: 16
Views: 288
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: 330
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: 198
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: 16
Views: 288
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: 9
Views: 215
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: 229
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: 2,063
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: 2,063
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: 520
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: 680
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: 256
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: 244
Views: 90,581
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: 244
Views: 90,581
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: 216
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: 17,243
Posted By T-Mar

Sorry, no I don't.

Sorry, no I don't.
07-02-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By T-Mar

Photo assist... ...

Photo assist...
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07-02-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
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: 230
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: 230
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: 244
Views: 90,581
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...
07-01-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 94,182
Posted By T-Mar

I can't do a photo assist because they're html...

I can't do a photo assist because they're html files, so here's the link for other members to view, https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/521365
07-01-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 417
Posted By T-Mar

The Murray fork origin would also explain the 'M'...

The Murray fork origin would also explain the 'M' stamped in the crown. You can also see the the circular outline for the 'M' impressions in the 1st picture provided by MauriceMoss.
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By T-Mar

+1, these appear to have a mix of Exage ES & LT,...

+1, these appear to have a mix of Exage ES & LT, both of which were 1993 only. Frames actually show a Tange decal, specs lists CrMo but don't mention butting. Decent but nothing special. Both forks...
07-01-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 417
Posted By T-Mar

I still think it's a repaint. The forks and frame...

I still think it's a repaint. The forks and frame are colour matched but the stay end treatment doesn't match the blade end treatment. That suggests a non-original fork and a repaint.
07-01-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 94,182
Posted By T-Mar

Some pretty reliable anecdotal evidence suggests...

Some pretty reliable anecdotal evidence suggests that the source is Tano of Japan, who were perhaps best known as a Centurion supplier. There are two schools of thought on the dating, but either way...
07-01-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By T-Mar

I've never understood all the people who buy a...

I've never understood all the people who buy a vintage road bicycle then add upright handlebars, lower gearing and try to cram in wide tyres. Why not just buy a hybrid?

Personally, a hybrid is an...
07-01-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 90,581
Posted By T-Mar

The derailleurs appear to be era correct Shimano...

The derailleurs appear to be era correct Shimano Z-series but there were a few models that used them. The brakes and wheels look like replacements, along with the handlebars, stems and shift levers....
07-01-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By T-Mar

In this case, it's not exceeding the maximum...

In this case, it's not exceeding the maximum large cog size, which was stated as being 34T.
07-01-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By T-Mar

As previously mentioned by 3speedslow, it could...

As previously mentioned by 3speedslow, it could very well be English threaded. Some Japanese manufacturers, such as Sekine used 70mm shells with 68mm axles due to very thick bottom bracket cups. The...
07-01-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. It's not a Dodsun. Based...

Welcome to the forums. It's not a Dodsun. Based on the serial number, in conjunction with the frame features, I believe what you have is a 1986 bicycle manufactured in Japan. The manufacturer who's...
06-30-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By T-Mar

If you're running a 28T single up front, you...

If you're running a 28T single up front, you should be fine. You'll just have to shorten the chain appropriately.

A standard 6 will fit on the hub and may even fit into the frame without issues....
06-30-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 417
Posted By T-Mar

That's really long serial number. Long enough to...

That's really long serial number. Long enough to make lean to a mid-1985 Taiwanese frame. In which case the it's been mostly rebuilt, which explains some of the incongruous parts. Like WGB, I think...
06-30-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By T-Mar

Those are 1st generation Eagle and Thunderbird...

Those are 1st generation Eagle and Thunderbird derailleurs, which make it pre-1977. However, the freewheel makes it pre 1976 and post 1972. So, it should be circa 1973-1975.

The SunTour freewheel...
06-30-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By T-Mar

This is circa 1981-1983. just before they changed...

This is circa 1981-1983. just before they changed to model numbers. The Frame is Bridgestone branded plain gauge CrMo with hi-tensile forks and stays. The derailleurs are SunTour BL. The crankset is...
06-30-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 90,581
Posted By T-Mar

You transposed the first two characters in your...

You transposed the first two characters in your previous post. Now it makes sense. What you have is a 1986 model, manufactured in Japan. You'll have to provide more information or preferably photos,...
06-30-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 712,684
Posted By T-Mar

Master is a European market model name and the...

Master is a European market model name and the serial number format is the Danish format, indicating that it was imported by Nordisk Cykelfabrik in 1973, 1994 or 2015. I don't believe that Nishiki...
06-30-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,243
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. Your Turista GT18 is the...

Welcome to the forums. Your Turista GT18 is the 1987 model in the Carerra Red colour option. I'd classify this upper entry level, bordering on mid-range. Light Action was 4th level in the Shimano...
06-30-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 90,581
Posted By T-Mar

The format doesn't match that of any of Miele's...

The format doesn't match that of any of Miele's known Asian suppliers. Please post the full serial number, along with a full drive side photo and photos of the rear derailleur, crankset and brake...
06-30-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2,307
Views: 385,618
Posted By T-Mar

That's the Yellow Ducky in a Snowstorm livery....

That's the Yellow Ducky in a Snowstorm livery. :rolleyes:
06-30-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,325
Posted By T-Mar

On the entry level models, the Canadian built...

On the entry level models, the Canadian built built frames had had better workmanship than the Nottingham product, which was all over the place. The Worksop built frames were generally better but...
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By T-Mar

All you need know about Scapin is that they were...

All you need know about Scapin is that they were so well respected in the Italian bicycle industry, that Tullio Campagnolo personally selected them to manufacture the frames used to promote his 50th...
06-29-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 712,684
Posted By T-Mar

The first model year for Nishiki was 1972 and...

The first model year for Nishiki was 1972 and that year this model called the Olympiad. It should be 1973-1974. The tubeset is a plain gauge hi-tensile steel, though the alloy was never specified.
06-29-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By T-Mar

You'll need to target duathletes and triathletes....

You'll need to target duathletes and triathletes. It might be a hard sell this year, as the market is likely saturated with tri-gear due to event cancellations and multisport athletes with cash flow...
06-29-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 780
Posted By T-Mar

Fatigue failure, plain and simple. Likely a...

Fatigue failure, plain and simple. Likely a combination of the BB shell design and excessive heat during application. Excessive heat lowers the endurance limit, while the design causes stress risers....
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By T-Mar

Why not just keep riding the bicycle? While it...

Why not just keep riding the bicycle? While it may be too big, that hasn't stopped you riding it and investing in it over the last 45 years.
Replies: 23
Views: 2,063
Posted By T-Mar

I believe you taken statements out of context. As...

I believe you taken statements out of context. As noted by member 'big chainring', the Interclub was Gitane's entry level "racing" model, as it was the cheapest model to come with a tubular wheelset,...
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