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09-18-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,395
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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: 29
Views: 1,653
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: 11
Views: 2,014
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: 11
Views: 2,014
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: 1,395
Views: 392,361
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: 202
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: 10
Views: 369
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: 600
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: 606
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: 187
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: 600
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: 2,683
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: 120
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: 395
Posted By T-Mar

Definitely a 1981 Miyata Commuter.

Definitely a 1981 Miyata Commuter.
09-08-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2,312
Views: 739,825
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: 739,825
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: 426
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: 739,825
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: 165
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: 600
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: 613
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: 613
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: 613
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: 273
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...
Replies: 66
Views: 27,875
Posted By T-Mar

Given Taiwanese manufacture the bottom bracket...

Given Taiwanese manufacture the bottom bracket should be English threading. This is easily determined by verifying the stamping on the cups and/or their direction of rotation. English cups will be...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,685
Posted By T-Mar

Thank-you. :thumb: The serial number format is...

Thank-you. :thumb: The serial number format is that of Bianchi's prime Japanese source during the 1980s and indicates November 1985 manufacture, making it a 1986 model.
09-07-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By T-Mar

I thought that I had a road test of the 1984...

I thought that I had a road test of the 1984 version but it turned out to be for a 1983 model. Unfortunately, the 1984 advertisement has no specs and the image is quite small, though it looks like it...
09-07-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,049
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. Yes, it was manufactured...

Welcome to the forums. Yes, it was manufactured by Miki during 1983 but it's late enough in the calendar year that it's almost certainly a 1984 model. Also, Miki was typically not used to manufacture...
09-07-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 613
Posted By T-Mar

Internal brazing had one other significant...

Internal brazing had one other significant advantage over lugs, in that it allowed visual inspection of the quality of the joint. With lugs, the joint is hidden underneath the lug. It's impossible to...
09-06-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By T-Mar

The frame looks correct for a circa 1964...

The frame looks correct for a circa 1964 Specialissima. Head lugstyle and integrated headset with oil port is correct. Fork crown is correct. Seat and stay cap treatment is correct. Blade end...
09-06-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 613
Posted By T-Mar

It's not internally lugged but internally brazed,...

It's not internally lugged but internally brazed, like those early 1980s Carbolite models. It probably is European market, as Procycle was building the mid-range North American market road models...
09-06-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. You don't need a specific...

Welcome to the forums. You don't need a specific brand or model of chain, just one with a width that is compatible with the number of cogs on the cassette,

The serial number suggests the frame...
09-06-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2,312
Views: 739,825
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. The serial number...

Welcome to the forums. The serial number indicates that the bicycle was manufactured by Kawamura of Japan for West Coast Cycle Supply, the California based importer and distributor. The date is circa...
09-06-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2,312
Views: 739,825
Posted By T-Mar

The BT prefix of the serial number indicates that...

The BT prefix of the serial number indicates that it was imported to Denmark by Taarnby, while the U suffix indicates 1981. However, if it was late 1981, it could be a 1982 model. The presence of...
09-06-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 644
Posted By T-Mar

1960s and 1970s cycling gloves typically had...

1960s and 1970s cycling gloves typically had reinforced and padded palms, with an open weave back for cooling. The weave was typically cotton or some other absorbent material, for wiping sweat off...
09-06-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 752
Posted By T-Mar

The block letter 'M' may be a simplification of...

The block letter 'M' may be a simplification of Mikashima's previous, stylized-M logo. The latter appears on both my box (lower left corner) and the wrench flat of the axle. I've seen a couple of...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,685
Posted By T-Mar

I don't believe anybody has ever reported a...

I don't believe anybody has ever reported a Portofino serial number, so I can't definitively say they were Japanese, though based on the tubeset and components they're almost certainly Asian...
09-05-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 20,678
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle is an excellent match for a...

The subject bicycle is an excellent match for a 1988 Miele Uno LS, which was the bottom of the line road model
09-05-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By T-Mar

A stated previously, I believe this to be a 1990...

A stated previously, I believe this to be a 1990 model manufactured in late 1989. I don't think that it was ever Shimano equipped. Most likely, the original SunTour Accushift X-Press shift levers...
09-04-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 627
Posted By T-Mar

It looks more like a parting line from the...

It looks more like a parting line from the forging dies.
09-04-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 627
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, it designates the "Front" lever, as opposed...

Yes, it designates the "Front" lever, as opposed to the "Rear". One company which used the F and R within a circle was Yoshikawa, as previously mentioned by juvela. Typically, the levers were stamped...
09-04-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By T-Mar

I know it was marketed as Le Pree in Japan, based...

I know it was marketed as Le Pree in Japan, based on extant Japanese catalogues. So, that would be the first choice for the group name in other countries.
09-04-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By T-Mar

I've never seen this variation. It appears as Le...

I've never seen this variation. It appears as Le Pree in SunTour catalogues 62 and 63, having replaced BL. The ones I've owned were also labelled Le Pree.
09-04-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By T-Mar

This is getting really interesting. The subject...

This is getting really interesting. The subject bicycle is sporting the SunTour ES Ergotec Shifters. These are a dying effort from SunTour in the mid-1990s and the Coda was Shimano equipped as of...
09-04-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By T-Mar

A 2nd look reveals an 'I' hiding under the rear...

A 2nd look reveals an 'I' hiding under the rear derailleur cable. The complete serial number is IS761769. That indicates Japanese manufacture during September 1987, which corroborates the earlier...
09-04-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle was contract manufactured by...

The subject bicycle was contract manufactured by Fairly of Taiwan during August 1989. That's in the transition area where it could be either a 1989 or 1990 model. While I don't have any 1989-1990...
09-04-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By T-Mar

It sounds like it may be a Murray Phoenix.

It sounds like it may be a Murray Phoenix.
09-04-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 579
Posted By T-Mar

Oy vey, another C&V oxymoron - restomod....

Oy vey, another C&V oxymoron - restomod. :rolleyes:
Replies: 6
Views: 1,794
Posted By T-Mar

It's for attaching a holder for compressed air...

It's for attaching a holder for compressed air cartridges, which were popular accessories with triathletes, as an alternative to a pump.
Replies: 9
Views: 1,685
Posted By T-Mar

Covid-19 effects have complicated pricing. In an...

Covid-19 effects have complicated pricing. In an average pre-pandemic market, I would have said $300 US. It's a decent mid-1980s GT model and appears to be in good condition but it's lower range...
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