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07-23-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 858
Posted By T-Mar

Even if you consider it faulty, there is some...

Even if you consider it faulty, there is some logic behind most of these terms. I find that if you're aware of the logic, it makes the terminology more amenable.

Bottom bracket come from old...
07-23-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 858
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, I was going to mention Ducati but I wasn't...

Yes, I was going to mention Ducati but I wasn't sure if they still used the desmodromic valves or if the reference would be foreign to the membership. Back in the early 1980s I almost bought an early...
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By T-Mar

The typical seat post size for an imperial Aelle...

The typical seat post size for an imperial Aelle seat tube is 26.8mm

Seat tube outer diameter - 2 x tubing wall thickness - 2 x tube to post clearance = post diameter.

28.6mm - 2 x 0.8mm -2 x...
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By T-Mar

You've got to stop believing everything you read...

You've got to stop believing everything you read on the internet and stick to reliable sources. The differences between Aelle and Zeta are fact.

Aelle was introduced for the 1978 model and used a...
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By T-Mar

Zeta and Aelle are two entirly different...

Zeta and Aelle are two entirly different tubesets. The seat post diameter will go a long way to increasing your confidence in the tubeset. Typically, Zeta frames are spec'd with 26.6mm seat posts....
07-22-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 858
Posted By T-Mar

The OP is thinking of desmodronic. It is most...

The OP is thinking of desmodronic. It is most commonly used to describe an internal combustion engine whereby the valves are both opened and closed by the camshaft action, not relying on springs for...
07-20-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By T-Mar

The relationship with Colnago did not end after...

The relationship with Colnago did not end after the Hour Record, as per Eddy hinself, he rode Colango made frames from 1971 to 1973

Here's a list of the frames ridden in competition by Eddy, per a...
07-20-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By T-Mar

I don't know the serial number coding but the...

I don't know the serial number coding but the chainwheel pattern is consistent with the bicycle being contract manufactured by Murray. A male version of this bicycle surfaced a few week ago with the...
07-19-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By T-Mar

The Vortex was a standard production frame. They...

The Vortex was a standard production frame. They used the same Prestige frame on the Cyclone. A Dura-Ace bicycle with Prestige frame would have cost ~$2000 CDN in 1992 but this is probably older, as...
07-19-19, 04:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By T-Mar

That frame was used as the basis for the Thunder...

That frame was used as the basis for the Thunder and Wildfire variants, possibly others.
07-17-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 816
Posted By T-Mar

I'd go back to 1999, taking modern drug testing...

I'd go back to 1999, taking modern drug testing equipment with me, and nip in the bud the biggest blot to ever tarnish our sport.

While I never saw Merckx live at the TdF, I did see him at his...
07-17-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,277
Posted By T-Mar

Easiest way to date the hubs is to remove the...

Easiest way to date the hubs is to remove the locknuts and check the open format date codes stamped on the back. Hub locknuts don't get replaced very often, so the probability of them not being OEM...
07-13-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,155
Posted By T-Mar

While weight weenie bicycles are an interesting...

While weight weenie bicycles are an interesting exercise, they do violate the 6.8kg minimum weight regulation of the UCI and are therefore only legal in non-sanctioned events. The UCI imposed the...
07-12-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,155
Posted By T-Mar

He might as well have left off the bottle cages...

He might as well have left off the bottle cages because two full bottles will balloon the weight by 30%.
07-09-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,747
Posted By T-Mar

The 1993 Koga-Miyata catalogue shows Full Pro...

The 1993 Koga-Miyata catalogue shows Full Pro Titanium having the wishbone seat stay design.
07-08-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,362
Posted By T-Mar

The Comp TA and Turbo were sourced from both Tano...

The Comp TA and Turbo were sourced from both Tano and M-a-t-s-u-s-h-i-t-a. The latter is best known for their Panasonic brand and they also employed the acute angle cut on the chain stays of some of...
07-08-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,362
Posted By T-Mar

MSRP was $659.95 US.

MSRP was $659.95 US.
07-07-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,362
Posted By T-Mar

+1, this is definitely a 1984 version. Besides...

+1, this is definitely a 1984 version. Besides the different colour option, the 1984 version added a 2nd set of bottle bosses and switched from a flat to curved brake bridge.

Regarding the...
06-26-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,721
Posted By T-Mar

Campagnolo's official claim for the LOS (Lateral...

Campagnolo's official claim for the LOS (Lateral Operating System) design of the Athena derailleur was to maintain a constant chain gap. They didn't even mention indexing in the literature for the...
06-25-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,056
Posted By T-Mar

Focus was a Japanese brand owned by Marui, a...

Focus was a Japanese brand owned by Marui, a Japanese trading company with roots in the shoe industry. They reportedly diversified into bicycles circa 1963 with their Orions brand. In the USA they...
06-24-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By T-Mar

All the Japanese manufactured Miyata came out of...

All the Japanese manufactured Miyata came out of the same Miyata factory in Japan. Starting in the very late 1980s, the manufacture of some entry level models were contracted to Taiwanese factories...
06-24-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,721
Posted By T-Mar

I can't identify the frame but the rear...

I can't identify the frame but the rear derailleur appears to be first generation Campagnolo Athena and the front looks like it could be (Nuovo) Record.
06-22-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,562
Posted By T-Mar

SunTour hastily engineered AccuShift and got it...

SunTour hastily engineered AccuShift and got it to market for 1987 but it was far inferior to SIS. They immediately went to work on 2nd generation Accushift of which Olé was part and introduced for...
06-20-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,098
Posted By T-Mar

It has a pump peg, as opposed to a number peg, so...

It has a pump peg, as opposed to a number peg, so we know it's a production frame. 7-Eleven switched to Merckx frames for 1989 the season and the team became Motorola in 1991, so this would be...
06-20-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By T-Mar

FYI, it's a 1986 model manufactured in late 1985...

FYI, it's a 1986 model manufactured in late 1985 by Kawamura of Japan. Officially designated the International LD (i.e. Large Diameter), the original MSRP was $499.95 US and claimed weight was 23...
06-18-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 290,833
Posted By T-Mar

The components are first generation Tiagra...

The components are first generation Tiagra (4400). 2nd generationTiagra (4500 series) was introduced for 2007, so it should be 2000-2006.
06-12-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By T-Mar

While the plastic housing is broken, tension in...

While the plastic housing is broken, tension in the cable should keep the housing barrel seated against the internal metal bracket and allow it to function. If the barrel is "popping out", this...
06-12-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By T-Mar

Technically, it's called a Lever Boss Cover. It's...

Technically, it's called a Lever Boss Cover. It's only one part of Shimano's New 600EX SIS shift lever set, whose part number is SL-6208. It's an adapter that fits over the mounting boss and engages...
06-11-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By T-Mar

Here's the entry in the 1977 catalogue. There's...

Here's the entry in the 1977 catalogue. There's no change though 1980, except for the part number, which was changed to the new numbering ssytem....
06-10-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By T-Mar

A 2-3mm gap at the screw mounting would be...

A 2-3mm gap at the screw mounting would be typical for a mounted and tightened brake cable clamp on an imperial (1"/25.4mm) top tube. If you could tighten them to where there was no gap, they...
06-08-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 290,833
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the frame features in conjunction with...

Based on the frame features in conjunction with the serial number, your frame was manufactured in Italy during 1981, though it could be late enough in the year to be a 1982 model. Given the era, the...
06-07-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By T-Mar

+1.

+1.
06-04-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By T-Mar

Muscular legs alone do not a cyclist make.

Muscular legs alone do not a cyclist make.
06-04-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By T-Mar

Assuming this is TdF picture as race number says...

Assuming this is TdF picture as race number says L'Equipe in top band and jersey is French or Italian national team. Derailleur with bottom bracket chain tensioner places it 1947 -1950. Rider's...
06-03-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,779
Posted By T-Mar

The Japanese were the masters of trickle down...

The Japanese were the masters of trickle down technology, value added engineering and Quality Control during this era. Thanks to their efforts, the performance discrepancies between bicycle levels...
06-01-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,367
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, this moment may be viewed as the genesis of...

Yes, this moment may be viewed as the genesis of the Campagnolo company but the invention of the quick release had little impact at the time and Campagnolo would not become a major force until the...
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By T-Mar

I see nothing to indicate that this actually is a...

I see nothing to indicate that this actually is a Bianchi. The dropout still has its derailleur hanger and chain stay cable stop, so I assume the absence of top tube cable tunnels and shift lever...
05-27-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By T-Mar

Sorry, I don't have any early 1990s Univega...

Sorry, I don't have any early 1990s Univega catalogues, only price lists. At best, they offeer a cursory description. Both 1993 and 1894 were a 400CX/700CX mix but it doesn't beak things down beyond...
05-23-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By T-Mar

Shimano's CX_series were components designed for...

Shimano's CX_series were components designed for hybrid bicycles. They were produced for the 1992-1995 model years. The Via de Oro was Univega's top hybrid during this era but was equipped with...
05-23-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,779
Posted By T-Mar

While the rear derailleur is New Cyclone, which...

While the rear derailleur is New Cyclone, which was released for the 1985 model year, my 1985 Nashbar literature shows the 1985 model still being the MK II. The MK III came out in 1986. Still, it...
05-21-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,082
Posted By T-Mar

I'd have to check the Koga-Miyata catalogues but...

I'd have to check the Koga-Miyata catalogues but the American version of the Aero Miyata did not use a butted set, as neither the literature nor decals mention butting. There were two Tange Aero...
05-21-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By T-Mar

In this case, the the mounting claw is not...

In this case, the the mounting claw is not parallel to the cogs. It's hard to tell if the bend is completely in the claw but it appears to be the major contributor. The claw can be removed from the...
05-21-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,082
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, I've seen the Koga-Miyata model with...

Yes, I've seen the Koga-Miyata model with Columbus Max but couldn't remember the exact year and didn't want to research it, hence my open ended statement. Regarding the Tange Aero frames, they fall...
05-21-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,082
Posted By T-Mar

In my opinion, "Designed in the USA" was...

In my opinion, "Designed in the USA" was marketing hype to soften the guilt of Americans wanting to buy superior Japanese manufactured products. Prior to the early 1970s bicycle boom, "Made in Japan"...
05-21-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,082
Posted By T-Mar

Miyata didn't open its tubing mill until the 1981...

Miyata didn't open its tubing mill until the 1981 model year, so everything prior to that is definitely 2nd party and in my experienced the double butted tensile and better tubing was sourced from...
05-20-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,166
Posted By T-Mar

Back to the original question, "step-through" is...

Back to the original question, "step-through" is a generic term used for all ladies' frame styles, while "mixte" is a specific style of step-through frame. Therefore, all mixte frames are...
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By T-Mar

The last year that Jamis used down tube cable...

The last year that Jamis used down tube cable routing for the derailleurs was 1996 and that year's Diablo was available in a metallic finish. Typically, the Diablo was below the Dakota, which was...
05-15-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By T-Mar

Columbus Gara was a plain gauge CrMo tubeset....

Columbus Gara was a plain gauge CrMo tubeset. with 0.8mm main tubes. Basically, it was Columbus Aelle in a CrMO alloy, with the only other difference being lighter gauge seat stays which gave it a...
05-13-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By T-Mar

The rule of thumb is to have a minimum of three...

The rule of thumb is to have a minimum of three full turns of engagement for the locknut. For a standard 24 TPI headset, this equates to 1/8" engagement.
05-12-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By T-Mar

Kenko and Zebra reportedly merged in Decemner...

Kenko and Zebra reportedly merged in Decemner 1969, so that would be 1970 model year. It has been reported that the Lark came out in 1967. This would make your bicycles very late 1960s. The serial...
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