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05-23-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By T-Mar

According to the 1992 Bridgestone literature, the...

According to the 1992 Bridgestone literature, the smallest, non-step-through BB-1 frame was 42cm, which equates to 16.5".
05-23-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By T-Mar

Shimano 505 series was Acera, which puts no...

Shimano 505 series was Acera, which puts no earlier than 1990s. so previously suggested 1998 is likely correct Frame was manufactured in June.
05-23-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By T-Mar

The BB--1 was Bridgestone'seconomy version of...

The BB--1 was Bridgestone'seconomy version of their CB city bike series. It was introduced in 1992. I'm assuming the 17" dimension is the seller's measurement as Bridgestone literature shows frame...
05-23-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 533,424
Posted By T-Mar

I'd shorten the brake cable housing.

I'd shorten the brake cable housing.
05-23-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 104
Posted By T-Mar

It could be an entry level club racer model, with...

It could be an entry level club racer model, with low end Campagnolo, such as Valentino or Velox, as they were regularly paired with steel, cottered cranksets. However, they rarely had any other...
05-22-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 952,260
Posted By T-Mar

That looks like the Danish system. If so, it...

That looks like the Danish system. If so, it represents either 1976, 1997 or 2018.
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By T-Mar

Rather than defining the purpose, in this case...

Rather than defining the purpose, in this case "racing" was marketing terminology referring to the style of the bicycle. It has all the high visibilty features that the average consumer associated...
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By T-Mar

Still, in to-day's world of rising gas prices. a...

Still, in to-day's world of rising gas prices. a bicycle of this level, in clean, ready to ride condition, is worth at least a C-note in an average market.
05-22-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By T-Mar

The missing parameters are the alloy of the steel...

The missing parameters are the alloy of the steel and whether or not it is heat treated. Stronger steels require more force to bend them. They're also more resilient, having more spring back, which...
05-22-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,312
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. The fact that you located...

Welcome to the forums. The fact that you located in Switzerland complicates matters as Bianchi models often varied in both model name and component mix from one market to another. In the USA, Formula...
05-21-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By T-Mar

You don't need calipers to measure dropout...

You don't need calipers to measure dropout spacing. A simple ruler will suffice, as we're just trying to determine if it's intended for 126mm or 130mm hubs.
05-21-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By T-Mar

Cycles Gachon Ltd. was incorporated in Montreal...

Cycles Gachon Ltd. was incorporated in Montreal on June 07, 1938, with capital of $20,000. The principals were Pierre Gachon, Henri Van der Auwera and Joseph Claivas.

Gachon had been born in...
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By T-Mar

The CCM Elan was originally introduced in 1973...

The CCM Elan was originally introduced in 1973 and produced through 1977 as a three speed city bicycle with 26" wheels, upright handlebars, a mattress saddle, mud guards and a chain guard. They were...
05-21-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By T-Mar

That serial number may help withn the...

That serial number may help withn the identification. If we assume a Basso product, then the serial number represents 1991. By then, all of the top three Campagnolo groups, Record, Croce d Aune and...
05-20-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 634
Posted By T-Mar

Scott's Drop-In bars were commercially released...

Scott's Drop-In bars were commercially released in 1990. They were an attempt to provide a more areodynamic riding position for use in mass start races where aero bars with arm rests were illegal....
05-20-22, 05:33 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 208,867
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, it should be a 1988 model, as the S/N...

Yes, it should be a 1988 model, as the S/N indcates December 1987 manufacture. Thxs for posting. BTW, the logings have booked for a visit to your region for the first weekend of August.
05-20-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 297
Posted By T-Mar

Hang out on this forum for a couple of...

Hang out on this forum for a couple of decades....;)
05-19-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,324
Posted By T-Mar

The above post of Lionel Jeffries got me thinking...

The above post of Lionel Jeffries got me thinking of his other film roles, notably as Grandpa Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Of course, that got me thinking of Truly Scumptious, portrayed by Sally...
05-19-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,324
Posted By T-Mar

Britsh actor Lionel Jeffries, on the set of the...

Britsh actor Lionel Jeffries, on the set of the 1964 film adaption of H.G. Wells' 1901 novel, The First Men in the Moon, which I re-visited last night. He's portraying eccentric English inventor...
05-19-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 297
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle frame appears to a Geminiani...

The subject bicycle frame appears to a Geminiani Special manufactured by Gitane, circa 1961-1963. The Special was the top model and used Reynolds 531DB, Depending on the exact year, they are seen...
05-18-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,541
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle is a Miele Chic! Yes, the...

The subject bicycle is a Miele Chic! Yes, the exclamation point is part of the model name. It is 1988, possibly 1989. In 1988, it was 4th in a line 14 road models and had an MSRP of $999 CDN.
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05-18-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By T-Mar

The lack of embossing is explained by the age of...

The lack of embossing is explained by the age of your bicycle. As previously stated, it is likely pre-1978 based on the dropouts. Based on extant catalogues, we know that Benotto still wasn't...
05-18-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 952,260
Posted By T-Mar

That's a beautiful bicycle. In Canada and the...

That's a beautiful bicycle. In Canada and the USA, the Olympic was an upper entry level model. Our equivalent, top of the line Nishiki bicycle during this era was the Superbe, named after SunTour...
05-18-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By T-Mar

+1, it's definitely a 1989 Triple-Cross.

+1, it's definitely a 1989 Triple-Cross.
05-18-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By T-Mar

+1, it's a Murray, though I'm not quite sure...

+1, it's a Murray, though I'm not quite sure which model.

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05-17-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 669
Posted By T-Mar

It does not appear to be Toyo, See post #8 of...

It does not appear to be Toyo, See post #8 of this thread. It does match the format seen on some of the high grade Centurion from this era but I have been unable to trace the manufacturer, yet.
05-17-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forum. Based on the Honor rear...

Welcome to the forum. Based on the Honor rear derailleur, it's likely a Centurion Sport/Sport 10. The rear derailleur had been upgraded by at least as early as 1978, so it should be early to...
05-17-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By T-Mar

I'd be moving the date up to at least 1978 on the...

I'd be moving the date up to at least 1978 on the basis of the company name on the tubing decal. It became TI REYNOLDS LIMITED, as shown on the subject decal, in very late 1977. Prior to that, the...
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By T-Mar

FYI, it was 2nd in the Nishiki ATB lineup in 1990...

FYI, it was 2nd in the Nishiki ATB lineup in 1990 and had a west coast MSRP of $699. though it may have been slightly higher on the east coast. Personally, I'd value it lower, as hard tail, elevated...
05-17-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 560,795
Posted By T-Mar

The general configuration is that of a Vittoria,...

The general configuration is that of a Vittoria, while the stay caps and crown point towards a 1985 model, as opposed to later. There have been some obvious changes, such as the handlebar, stem,...
05-17-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By T-Mar

I suspect the 2nd character of the serial number...

I suspect the 2nd character of the serial number is actually a zero, as oppsed to an O (oh). If so, it would appear to be a 1980 model, though I don't know who manufactured it. BTW, if you want...
05-17-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By T-Mar

I've seen a couple of these before and they do...

I've seen a couple of these before and they do appear to be rebranded Cannondale. I haven't been able track the brand but I believe it is Canadian.
05-17-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By T-Mar

It has a Columbus repaint decal, so those brake...

It has a Columbus repaint decal, so those brake cable tunnels and bottle bosses are suspect, especially given that the shift levers are clamp style. For me, the most significant feature are the...
05-17-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 131,322
Posted By T-Mar

Your Metro AT is what is generically referred to...

Your Metro AT is what is generically referred to as a hybrid bicycle, with hybrid referring to it's ability to handle both road and off-road. Essentially, hybrids are ATBs but with 700C wheelsets. I...
05-16-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,324
Posted By T-Mar

Speaking of Suzy Kendall.... ...

Speaking of Suzy Kendall....
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05-16-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By T-Mar

Victory, was available in two versions, corsa and...

Victory, was available in two versions, corsa and liesure. The latter had front and rear derailleurs with longer cages to accommodate wider range gearing. I've never seen gearing specs for Victory...
Replies: 12
Views: 244
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle is a Concorde Colombo 105...

The subject bicycle is a Concorde Colombo 105 SIS. Colombo referred to the Columbus Aelle frame and it was configiured four ways: You could buy it with either Shimano 105SC or Shimano 600 Ultegra,...
05-16-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,324
Posted By T-Mar

Thank-you for posting. My mistake. I had the two...

Thank-you for posting. My mistake. I had the two mixed up.
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By T-Mar

In 1985 the MSRP was $479 US. I'd place the...

In 1985 the MSRP was $479 US. I'd place the current value at ~$350 US in an average market.
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By T-Mar

This might be better served with the question...

This might be better served with the question being asked over at https://thecabe.com/ . While thre are some very knowledgebale people on this forum, the pre-safety bicycle era has more devotees over...
Replies: 35
Views: 777
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the serial number, the frame was...

Based on the serial number, the frame was manufactured late enough in 1989 that it should be a 1990 model. I know that BG has always considered the 1990 Mondiale, Super Leggera and Giro to be...
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By T-Mar

FYI, the subject bicycle is a 1990 model, not...

FYI, the subject bicycle is a 1990 model, not 1989. In 1989, the Ariel used Deore II with thumbshifters and did not have elevated chain stays. Photo assist......
05-16-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 208,867
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. Your Sorrento is a 1993...

Welcome to the forums. Your Sorrento is a 1993 model, as that is the only year it was spec'd with Altus C20/C10. However, based on the serial number, it would appear to have been built in December...
05-15-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 560,795
Posted By T-Mar

The next place that I would check would be the...

The next place that I would check would be the seat lug, on both sides. However, that location was used before the Vittoria was introduced.Please include a full, drive side photo of the bicycle,
05-15-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 560,795
Posted By T-Mar

If it is a Vittoria, then it should be on the...

If it is a Vittoria, then it should be on the bottom bracket shell. Please post photos.
05-15-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,324
Posted By T-Mar

Alun Armstrong, shown here with the Coventry...

Alun Armstrong, shown here with the Coventry Eagle he rode in the BBC TV series, New Tricks, which is currenly being re-run on one our local stations....
05-15-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,324
Posted By T-Mar

Godspeed, Fred Ward (December 30, 1942 - May 15,...

Godspeed, Fred Ward (December 30, 1942 - May 15, 2022), notable for his portrayals of Virgil "Gus" Grissom in The Right Stuff and Earl Bassett in Tremors. He's seen here (on the right) with Richard...
05-15-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By T-Mar

I don't believe that RX100 is original. RX100...

I don't believe that RX100 is original. RX100 wasn't introduced untilt eh 1990 model year and it's price level was low enough that it typically came on Asian manufactured Binchi, at least in Canada...
05-15-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By T-Mar

I believe that these were manufactured in Ross'...

I believe that these were manufactured in Ross' Allentown facility but the serial number should provide confirrmation.
05-14-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,279
Posted By T-Mar

To me, the Model 175 looks more anemic than the...

To me, the Model 175 looks more anemic than the Model 125. The cross-section of the arms don't look as beefy/stiff. It reminds me of some of the older Universal models. My impression is that it's...
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