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09-25-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 283
Posted By T-Mar

It was manufactured in Japan during October 1988....

It was manufactured in Japan during October 1988. That's late enough in the calendar year that it's almost certainly a 1989 model.
09-25-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 283
Posted By T-Mar

It's either a 1988 or 1989. Unless it's in the...

It's either a 1988 or 1989. Unless it's in the grey time period when they were transitioning model years, the serial number should tell which model year.

If not celeste, I'd go with with blue tape...
09-25-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 34,923
Posted By T-Mar

As noted, it's a 1990 model. There were three...

As noted, it's a 1990 model. There were three models of the Olympian that year, the Olympian FT (road, triple chainrings ), Olympian CX (hybrid) and Olympian (road, double chainrings). Raleigh...
09-25-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By T-Mar

Use Google translate and this page to find out...

Use Google translate and this page to find out everything you want to know https://bike-cafe.fr/2020/04/duravia-une-histoire-de-velos-au-design-intemporel/
09-25-20, 03:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By T-Mar

It's not just the size of the hole. Due to the...

It's not just the size of the hole. Due to the nature of rust, the area adjacent to hole will also have had it's thickness eaten way. Furthermore, rust holes in chain stays typically occur at the at...
09-23-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 916
Posted By T-Mar

An earlier picture shows the rims labeled as...

An earlier picture shows the rims labeled as MAVIC Module 3D. These were a hooked edge, box section rim for high pressure, wired-on tyres. These days, most people erroneously use the term clincher...
Replies: 22
Views: 617
Posted By T-Mar

The Holdsworth looks like a circa 1980, lower...

The Holdsworth looks like a circa 1980, lower mid-range, repainted Raleigh, complete with questionable workmanship that includes gaps in the lugs. The frame looks more "meh' than the components.
09-23-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 213
Posted By T-Mar

Maruishi lays claim to being Japan's oldest...

Maruishi lays claim to being Japan's oldest bicycle company, dating back to 1884, when they first imported bicycles to Japan. One of the conflicting later dates may pertain to actual commencement of...
09-22-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By T-Mar

I would have placed this circa 1996-1997, as I...

I would have placed this circa 1996-1997, as I believe it was still Diamond Back (i.e. two words) in 1995. At least it was on the ATB and road models. The serial number may allow us to determine the...
09-22-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 104,986
Posted By T-Mar

Unfortunately, it doesn't help with the identify...

Unfortunately, it doesn't help with the identify of the manufacturer. However, the elimination of the 3rd alpha character means that the 'K' is likely a month or fortnight indicator. If it was a...
09-22-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 850
Posted By T-Mar

To this day, Dyna-Drive is my favourite toe clip...

To this day, Dyna-Drive is my favourite toe clip and strap system. The pedals were incredibly stable and the easiest of all cup and cone pedals to overhaul. The matching crankset was the stiffest of...
09-22-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 394,367
Posted By T-Mar

In most markets the subject bicycle appears to...

In most markets the subject bicycle appears to have marketed simply as the Minimax or MMX. 1993-1994 is in the ballpark as it has the 1992-1993 Campione del Mondo decal. Typically they were equipped...
09-22-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 850
Posted By T-Mar

They missed a major innovation by not mentioning...

They missed a major innovation by not mentioning Hyperglide's ramped and profiled cogs, which were introduced in 1989. I'd put it right up there with SIS and STI in terms of shifting game changers.
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09-22-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By T-Mar

The derailleurs are 3rd generation Cyclone,...

The derailleurs are 3rd generation Cyclone, sometimes called New Cyclone. The shift levers are also New Cyclone. New Cyclone had it's debut for the 1985 model year and was discontinued at the end of...
09-21-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
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: 39
Views: 892
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: 39
Views: 892
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: 39
Views: 892
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: 39
Views: 892
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: 39
Views: 892
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: 83
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: 10
Views: 238
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: 282
Views: 104,986
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: 39
Views: 892
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: 325
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: 38
Views: 690
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: 149
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: 207
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: 325
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: 1,807
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: 2,089
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: 106
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: 193
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: 118
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: 270
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: 325
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: 228
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: 1,190
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: 21
Views: 472
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: 282
Views: 104,986
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: 1,402
Views: 394,367
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: 1,807
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: 2,089
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: 2,089
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: 1,402
Views: 394,367
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: 247
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: 457
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: 632
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: 641
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: 195
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...
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