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04-12-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By T-Mar

Oh, so we can call "dibs" on any bicycle you...

Oh, so we can call "dibs" on any bicycle you post? :D
04-12-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,470
Posted By T-Mar

RX100 was introduced in 1990 and discontinued at...

RX100 was introduced in 1990 and discontinued at the end of 1999, so it should be 1990s, assuming the components are OEM. An 8 speed version was introduced in 1994, though 7 speed continued to a...
04-12-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By T-Mar

The BB shell appears to be the same as used by De...

The BB shell appears to be the same as used by De Rosa on some of the mid-1990s Primato and Diamante variants. Curiously, the Columbus SLX decals are the 1984-1987 version, which would appear to...
04-12-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,470
Posted By T-Mar

I.m not familar with the Optimum but the CR400 is...

I.m not familar with the Optimum but the CR400 is the model number and it appears to be UK market for 1992. Component group?
04-12-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,470
Posted By T-Mar

This should be 1991, as opposed to 1981, as the...

This should be 1991, as opposed to 1981, as the FB series was the designation used for Peugeot's hybrid style bicycles.
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By T-Mar

I'll defer to others on value but I wouldn't be...

I'll defer to others on value but I wouldn't be restricting my marketing to TT. I'd also be targeting triathletes and duathletes. They're also great for seated climbing.
04-12-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By T-Mar

According to extant catalogues, the matched set...

According to extant catalogues, the matched set 881/881B Tour de France rear dropouts debuted circa 1962, the same time as with the Prestige derailleurs. Prior to that, the TdF dropout set used was...
04-12-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,586
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. Based on the serial...

Welcome to the forums. Based on the serial number, it would be a 1981 model, while a ladies' 18 speed would narrow it down to a UO019C, assuming it is a USA model. Value is highly dependent on...
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the serial number, it should be a 1994...

Based on the serial number, it should be a 1994 model, manufactured in December 1993 by Hodaka of Taiwan.
Replies: 2
Views: 74
Posted By T-Mar

The Taiwanese ProTour that I've seen were...

The Taiwanese ProTour that I've seen were sourced from Giant, though there may have been multiple sources. Based on the Tourney and 27" steel rims, it sounds like an entry level model. It's a chain...
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By T-Mar

There are no photographs in your gallery album....

There are no photographs in your gallery album. Serial number?
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. As noted the subject...

Welcome to the forums. As noted the subject bicycle has been largely rebuilt, complicating identification. However, the presence of that style of CdM decal indicates it is no older than than the 1993...
04-11-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 148
Posted By T-Mar

Hi-Mn indicates an early 1980s Japanese...

Hi-Mn indicates an early 1980s Japanese manufactured model, around the transition from entry level to mid-range. Being Canadian from this era, it won't follow the American model names. The serial...
04-10-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,358
Views: 428,055
Posted By T-Mar

An American catalog isn't going to help. The S/N...

An American catalog isn't going to help. The S/N indicates a 1990 or 1991 model manufactured in 1990. In the USA, Western States Imports discontinued the Centurion brand in late 1989, marketing the...
04-10-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By T-Mar

It's an entry level city/light touring commonly...

It's an entry level city/light touring commonly called a condorino style bicycle in Italy. The head badge mentions Treviso, a city in NE Italy, just north of Venice and also the home to Pinarello....
04-10-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By T-Mar

Magna bicycles had their debut for the 1984...

Magna bicycles had their debut for the 1984 model, with the brand (originally) owned by JAB Associates of Ashland, just outside Boston. Besides bicycles, JAB also marketed children's toys, children's...
04-10-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,838
Posted By T-Mar

That confirms what we already knew but doesn't...

That confirms what we already knew but doesn't resolve Mount's statement. Either he got his 1977-1978 dates wrong or contrary to his statement, Marinoni built frames for AMF for more than one year....
04-09-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By T-Mar

The 2nd lever pulls a 2nd cable and it could be...

The 2nd lever pulls a 2nd cable and it could be for either a chain tensioner or a front derailleur. As noted by member clubman, Huret has two levers mounted to a single boss and they performed the...
04-09-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By T-Mar

OK, the crankarms are dated September and October...

OK, the crankarms are dated September and October of Showa year 47, which was 1972. That's late enough in the calendar year that it's almost certainly a 1973 model.

I'm not sure what you by...
04-09-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By T-Mar

I guess that could be the S/N or at least part of...

I guess that could be the S/N or at least part of it. It sounds incomplete. My next dating tool would be component codes. The Sugino Maxy crankset is era correct and is likely OEM. It should be old...
04-09-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By T-Mar

C. Itoh of this era were typically manufactured...

C. Itoh of this era were typically manufactured Bridgestone, whose serial number format starts with an alpha character and has more than four characters. 8235 sounds more like a JIS Standard than a...
04-09-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,837
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. Kuwahara built bicycles...

Welcome to the forums. Kuwahara built bicycles have an open format serial number, where the first two characters represent the year and the 3rd and 4th indicate the month (i.e. a serial number...
04-08-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By T-Mar

It's probably an SR Silver crankset. They were...

It's probably an SR Silver crankset. They were used on the Sekine SHB, SHB and SHS. There are about 10 different sizes of three degree spindles. What length and BB width do you want? The last time I...
04-08-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By T-Mar

I not nearly as familiar with the French market...

I not nearly as familiar with the French market models, though it looks like it could be an MC11. It used the same 2040 tubeset, same derailleurs and appears to have the same crankset. If the serial...
04-08-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By T-Mar

That looks like a boom era C. Itoh Tripping (yes,...

That looks like a boom era C. Itoh Tripping (yes, that's the actual model name). It was 2nd in the line-up. Typically, these were manufactured by Bridgestone, in which case the serial number should...
04-08-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 508
Posted By T-Mar

Another advantage of threadless headset systems.

Another advantage of threadless headset systems.
04-08-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By T-Mar

You should be able to measure within 0.2mm of the...

You should be able to measure within 0.2mm of the correct post size without a caliper.

Cut a strip of paper roughly 1cm wide by 10cm long.
Wrap it tightly around a clean, unmarred section of the...
04-08-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By T-Mar

I'd place this circa 1978-1981. It should be no...

I'd place this circa 1978-1981. It should be no earlier than 1978 based on what appears to be a Club II front derailleur. It also has a rear dropout with an integral cable stop, which was introduced...
04-08-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2,377
Views: 806,259
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, it's a 1986 Nishiki Sport, manufactured by...

Yes, it's a 1986 Nishiki Sport, manufactured by Giant of Taiwan during May 1986. The bottom number appears to be the sequential frame for the year, with the 1st character representing the year. In...
04-07-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By T-Mar

Sounds like the mid-1950s brazed-on version of...

Sounds like the mid-1950s brazed-on version of the Simplex Double Lever paired with the braze-on version of the Juy-53 front derailleur. If so, rear would be a Juy 51 or Tour de France model by...
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By T-Mar

You can upload photographs. While they won't...

You can upload photographs. While they won't attach to posts, they will be deposited in gallery album under your usie name, where members can view them.

Why do you think the frame isn't butted? Is...
04-07-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By T-Mar

+1. Steel, non-hooked rims require tyres with...

+1. Steel, non-hooked rims require tyres with rigid/steel beads. Even, then they could blow off if the tyres were not seated properly. Prior to hooked edge rims, checking for proper seating was a...
04-07-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,384
Posted By T-Mar

DBR (Diamond Back Racing) was an upscale line...

DBR (Diamond Back Racing) was an upscale line from Western States Imports. The earliest confirmed examples that I've seen are from 1994, though it may possibly have existed in 1993. It was originally...
04-05-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,838
Posted By T-Mar

A repaint and new decals would be a no-brainer...

A repaint and new decals would be a no-brainer for me because the first thing required would be to remove the touring amenities (rear rack eyelets, lo-rider rack eyelets, bottle boss eyelets under...
04-05-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,838
Posted By T-Mar

I just think that either Mount got his dates or...

I just think that either Mount got his dates or wrong or Marinoni made them for more that one year.
04-05-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By T-Mar

It's not 1981. The 'CI' prefix indicates that it...

It's not 1981. The 'CI' prefix indicates that it was manufactured for the the Canadian market during the 1979 calendar year, which would make it either a 1979 or 1980 model, right in the middle of my...
04-04-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,838
Posted By T-Mar

Well, it's partially solved in that Marinoni has...

Well, it's partially solved in that Marinoni has been confirmed as the source. However, Mount states Marinoini only built them for one year, either 1978 or 1979, but the subject frame has a 1981...
04-04-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By T-Mar

Triple butted means that the butts at each end of...

Triple butted means that the butts at each end of the main tubes are a different thickness. Essentially, the tube has three different wall thicknesses. On the seat and down tube, the butt at the...
04-04-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2,377
Views: 806,259
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle appears to be a 1984 Nishiki...

The subject bicycle appears to be a 1984 Nishiki Century, manufactured by Giant of Taiwan. There should be a date code on the other dropout, format Gmmyy, where mm is the month and yy is the year.
04-04-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 447,573
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. My initial impression,...

Welcome to the forums. My initial impression, based on the serial number, was a 1995-1996 model. It's definitely no older than a 1993 model, based on World Championship decal, and no newer than 1997,...
04-04-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,838
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, that's a possibility. If so, the stamping...

Yes, that's a possibility. If so, the stamping die must have broken sometime between 1980 and 1981, as the I've seem frames with 1980 S/N having the correct orientation. You can't reverse the...
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By T-Mar

The serial number should on the front collar of...

The serial number should on the front collar of the top head lug. New members can upload pictures. They are deposited in a gallery album under your user name, where other members can view them.
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By T-Mar

That logo should say Jean Stablinski but I'm hard...

That logo should say Jean Stablinski but I'm hard pressed to get a 'B' out of the 4th character in the surname. A Frenchman of Polish decent, Stablinski won the Pro Road World Championship in 1962...
04-03-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2,377
Views: 806,259
Posted By T-Mar

The graphic are indicative of a 1987 model, so...

The graphic are indicative of a 1987 model, so I'm assuming the well struck '6' is the calendar year and that it was built in late 1986. Giant was still building the Nishiki entry level models at the...
04-03-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,377
Views: 806,259
Posted By T-Mar

The very high five numeral serial number should...

The very high five numeral serial number should place it circa 1971. Thxs for posting.
04-03-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By T-Mar

That serial number could be reverse engineered...

That serial number could be reverse engineered for 1988-1990 model years but Exage Country was only marketed in 1989. Since these two clues seem to fit with each other, the Exage Country is most...
04-03-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By T-Mar

I concur. This is a legitimate condorino style...

I concur. This is a legitimate condorino style bicycle. The salient factor is that the chainguard is OEM, as it colour matches the frame and attaches via brazed-on factory fittings, as opposed to...
04-03-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,838
Posted By T-Mar

Marinoni, being born in Italy and trained by...

Marinoni, being born in Italy and trained by Rossin did build with Italian threading. The ''M" cutout is the correct size and shape for circa 1980. The only issue is that the orientation is reversed....
04-02-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By T-Mar

The serial number indicates July 1983...

The serial number indicates July 1983 manufacture. This is a fairly good match for the rear derailleur date code, tough the front derailleur seems a bit early. The S/N is getting into the portion of...
04-02-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By T-Mar

Unfortunately, the catalogue does state the model...

Unfortunately, the catalogue does state the model only saying that it's " Nitto, heat treated & butted, 90 degree". I may be able to find the model in some of my retail catalogues of the era but...
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