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09-21-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By T-Mar

I've only seen about a dozen and all those...

I've only seen about a dozen and all those appeared to be from the mid to late 1980s. I'm sure WGB will post the S/N if he goes to take a look at the subject bicycle. He's very accommodating in that...
09-21-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 561
Posted By T-Mar

Not if you consider as a hybrid. Most of those...

Not if you consider as a hybrid. Most of those early hybrids were spec'd with 700 x 32C to 700 x 38C tyres.
09-21-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 561
Posted By T-Mar

The month indicator could be in different forms...

The month indicator could be in different forms and positions, depending on the manufacturer's format. However, given the H1 prefix, I would typically expect it to be in the form of a letter for the...
09-21-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 561
Posted By T-Mar

Bianchi used a similar variation, calling them...

Bianchi used a similar variation, calling them cross-terrain bicycles but the most widely employed terminology was hybrid bicycles, as that is how Bicycling magazine categorized them. These days...
09-21-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 561
Posted By T-Mar

I believe you misread my statement. Perhaps I...

I believe you misread my statement. Perhaps I worded it awkwardly but I did notice the lo-raider mounts and 3rd set of bottle bosses. My comment was that these features, in conjunction with the drop...
09-21-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 561
Posted By T-Mar

The 1992 catalogue calls it, "the ultimate...

The 1992 catalogue calls it, "the ultimate expression of a cross bike". I believe in this case "cross" is a reference to the function (i.e. cross purpose or hybrid) as opposed to cyclo-cross....
09-21-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By T-Mar

The problem could be the wheel, something else or...

The problem could be the wheel, something else or possibly even a combination. The OP has multiple bicycles. The first thing I'd be doing is substituting another front wheel to see if the problem...
09-21-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By T-Mar

Corsaro was a California based importing company...

Corsaro was a California based importing company established in 1983. The Giant connection may be legitimate but I've yet to see one. So far, I've only been able to collect two Corsaro serial...
09-21-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 104,475
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. I don't recognize the...

Welcome to the forums. I don't recognize the serial number format but it would appear to have been manufactured in 1985 which was the last model year for the for the short lived Mountech derailleurs....
09-21-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 561
Posted By T-Mar

Tange Prestige came with several tube options....

Tange Prestige came with several tube options. I've seen four seat tube options for the 1990s, that used three different size seat posts. During this period, one of the seat tube options was a double...
09-20-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By T-Mar

Piaggio was an Italian company that owned Bianchi...

Piaggio was an Italian company that owned Bianchi during the early 1980s and was best known for their Vespa scooter brand. In the USA, Vespa of America Corp. was the Bianchi distributor during this...
09-20-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 424
Posted By T-Mar

Sears Point Raceway is just north off of CA37, on...

Sears Point Raceway is just north off of CA37, on CA121/Arnold Dr.
Forum: BMX
09-20-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By T-Mar

Serial numbers typically don't include codes for...

Serial numbers typically don't include codes for the model. You frame was manufactured in a year ending in '7'. You'll have to determine the decade using frame features, decal style, components, etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle was contract manufactured by...

The subject bicycle was contract manufactured by Chiorda for the Italian market, The serial number is on the front top of the bulge formed head tube. It appears to have been manufactured in 1985 but...
09-20-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By T-Mar

Sorry, while I am Canadian (cue the old Molson's...

Sorry, while I am Canadian (cue the old Molson's beer commercials) I'm not in the GTA. My in-laws are in the Oshawa region and I typically visit St.Catherines/Welland one to three times a year for...
09-20-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,802
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle was contract manufactured by...

The subject bicycle was contract manufactured by Chiorda for the Italian market, The serial number is on the front top of the bulge formed head tube. It appears to have been manufactured in 1985 but...
09-20-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,074
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle was contract manufactured by ...

The subject bicycle was contract manufactured by Chiorda for the Italian market, The serial number is on the front top of the bulge formed head tube. It appears to have been manufactured in 1985 but...
09-19-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By T-Mar

Thxs for the serial number. :thumb: I wonder if...

Thxs for the serial number. :thumb: I wonder if there's a prefix under that country of origin label? Regardless, it would appear to be from 1991 based on the S/N and Shimano 300EX.

Interesting how...
09-19-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By T-Mar

The rear derailleur is friction and has the...

The rear derailleur is friction and has the pre-SIS version of the cable adjuster. The SIS cable adjusters have a grey plastic outer sleeve with four ridges that correspond to indents on the...
09-19-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By T-Mar

My leading candidate would be a 1986 Giro, as...

My leading candidate would be a 1986 Giro, as even the New Dura-Ace would be correct. However, the serial number will help to narrow things down to year or two.
09-19-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By T-Mar

IIRC, Torpado also had a Beta model but this does...

IIRC, Torpado also had a Beta model but this does look like a Miele. Cromor and New 600EX would be correct for a 1987 Miele Beta. One thing that definitely wouldn't be correct are the Mavic rims.
09-19-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By T-Mar

It's very easy to clone a bicycle. With the...

It's very easy to clone a bicycle. With the exception of some of the larger manufacturers, there were few proprietary components or frame building items. All you had to do was find the manufacture or...
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the serial number, this one was...

Based on the serial number, this one was manufactured in 1934. The crankset or at least the chainring has been replaced, as the CCM logo version had its debut in 1936. It looks like the original head...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,130
Posted By T-Mar

Any chance that you post the serial number?...

Any chance that you post the serial number? During this era, Procycle typically didn't manufacture with Reynolds tubing. The other samples of this model that I've seen had a "Made in France" country...
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle is a 1984 Sekai 5000 Superbe....

The subject bicycle is a 1984 Sekai 5000 Superbe. This was right after Norco took control of the brand. Top of the line model. I don't have 1984 pricing but 1983 was $925 US MSRP, so 1984 was likely...
09-19-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 104,475
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the brake calipers, in conjunction with...

Based on the brake calipers, in conjunction with the Tange #1 tubeset and S/N, it is a 1984 Sekai 5000 Superbe manufactured by Miki of Japan and designed by Norco of Canada. In the future, please...
09-18-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,396
Views: 393,171
Posted By T-Mar

Given that you bought in Italy during 1986, it's...

Given that you bought in Italy during 1986, it's unlikely to be Asian manufacture. A mid-range or high end, Italian manufactured model of this era will typically have the S/N stamped on the underside...
09-18-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,802
Posted By T-Mar

Given that you bought in Italy during 1986, it's...

Given that you bought in Italy during 1986, it's unlikely to be Asian manufacture. A mid-range or high end, Italian manufactured model of this era will typically have the S/N stamped on the underside...
09-18-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,074
Posted By T-Mar

Given that you bought in Italy during 1986, it's...

Given that you bought in Italy during 1986, it's unlikely to be Asian manufacture. A mid-range or high end, Italian manufactured model of this era will typically have the S/N stamped on the underside...
09-18-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,074
Posted By T-Mar

7-1/2 months late but it's a 1987 Japanese...

7-1/2 months late but it's a 1987 Japanese manufactured model. Unfortunately, model codes aren't incorporated into the S/N but given the origin it's either entry level or mid-range.
09-17-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,396
Views: 393,171
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. Your bicycle is a 1983,...

Welcome to the forums. Your bicycle is a 1983, Japanese manufactured, mid-range model. It is roughly equivalent to the USA market Bianchi Limited. Most members will be reluctant to provide an...
09-17-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By T-Mar

I don't know where you are getting your data but...

I don't know where you are getting your data but my charts show Reynolds 501 to be 320g lighter than Aelle for an uncut tubeset, which is significant. Reynolds 501 was also manufactured from a...
09-16-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By T-Mar

SCO had a serial number format that started with...

SCO had a serial number format that started with 'S" or 'SS' and an alpha character suffix that will identify the year.
09-10-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By T-Mar

It's common for bicycle companies, especially...

It's common for bicycle companies, especially newer marketing brands, to change the graphics ever 2-3 years to follow trends. Consequently, unless the other 2000 were from the same period as the...
09-10-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 635
Posted By T-Mar

Agreed, it doesn't appear to be aluminum but it...

Agreed, it doesn't appear to be aluminum but it is the USA Monark brand. Based on the serial number, in conjunction with the 1962 bicycle license, it may be 1958. That was reportedly the last year of...
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle is a GT Edge Aero. They had...

The subject bicycle is a GT Edge Aero. They had their debut circa 1997. It is 6061 aluminum. The fork is definitely a replacement. The OEM forks were carbon fibre with a more aero profile blades. The...
09-09-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By T-Mar

I checked the database and there are no records...

I checked the database and there are no records of any other Sekai using this S/N format. Given the component date codes, it should be a 1975 model. The derailleurs, shift levers, brakes and crankset...
09-09-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,696
Posted By T-Mar

A Cromor frame will be stiffer than an SL frame,...

A Cromor frame will be stiffer than an SL frame, assuming they were identically built. Stiffness essentially boils down to the thickness of the tubes, as the outside diameters are standard and there...
09-09-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By T-Mar

Manta was a Wisconsin based marketing brand, with...

Manta was a Wisconsin based marketing brand, with the bicycles first appearing circa 1982. They were relatively short lived, lasting only about 3-4 years. So far, I have not been able to collect any...
09-09-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 397
Posted By T-Mar

Definitely a 1981 Miyata Commuter.

Definitely a 1981 Miyata Commuter.
09-08-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2,312
Views: 740,997
Posted By T-Mar

If you look back and check the original post...

If you look back and check the original post you'll see a asterisk behind the date range. The asterisk refers you to a disclaimer at the bottom of the section, stating "Serial number format may...
09-08-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2,312
Views: 740,997
Posted By T-Mar

The top model depends on the country, as the...

The top model depends on the country, as the bicycles were designed for local markets. For instance in 1981, the USA models were designed by West Coast Cycle Supply and the top model was the...
09-08-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By T-Mar

Did you check to see if the fork has a Columbus...

Did you check to see if the fork has a Columbus steerer tube, which would indicate a full Columbus tubeset? A Columbus fork will have the dove logo stamped on the outside of the steerer tube. If you...
09-08-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2,312
Views: 740,997
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. Your Bushwacker was...

Welcome to the forums. Your Bushwacker was manufactured in 1988. There were no U-brakes in 1978, let alone production ATBs. Being 1988 manufacture, it could be a 1988 or 1989 model but my 1989...
09-08-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By T-Mar

The EO within a diamond is the trademark of...

The EO within a diamond is the trademark of Otsuya Iron Works, an Osaka based manufacturer of lugs and BB shells, which increases the probability of Jpanese origin. The head lugs are reminiscent of...
09-08-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By T-Mar

What's interesting is that the N157 format and...

What's interesting is that the N157 format and its location is consistent with the early Centurion that were reportedly manufactured by Tano. Offhand, I don't recall seeing a Sekai with this format....
09-08-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 615
Posted By T-Mar

Up to and during the early 1970s bicycle boom,...

Up to and during the early 1970s bicycle boom, Reynolds was generally regarded as the best bicycle tubing and Columbus was typically relegated to Italian marques. However, in the post boom decade...
09-08-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 615
Posted By T-Mar

Lug windows have a couple of advantages over...

Lug windows have a couple of advantages over windowless lugs, besides aesthetics and weight consideration. Since the lug area is reduced, typically in the central area, they do not require as much...
09-08-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 615
Posted By T-Mar

Here's a video of bicycle manufacture at the...

Here's a video of bicycle manufacture at the Procycle facility in Canada. While the bicycles shown being manufactured in the video are CCM (which Procycle had acquired in 1983), the brazing process,...
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By T-Mar

The combination of Shimano 400LX derailleurs, OS...

The combination of Shimano 400LX derailleurs, OS tubing and G-Force chain stays puts this 1990-1992. The serial number suggests a 1990 or 1991 model manufactured in 1990. Normally, this model would...
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