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12-05-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By T-Mar

The serial number format appears to be that used...

The serial number format appears to be that used by Bianchi's Japanese source and, if so, would indicate a 1982 model manufactured at the end of 1981. The component mix is largely in accordance with...
12-03-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By T-Mar

This would appear to be an Asian market model....

This would appear to be an Asian market model. Most European market countries, with the notably exception of the Scandinavian market, received Koga-Miyata branded bicycles. The combination of STB...
11-27-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,857
Posted By T-Mar

That sounds like the vast majority of registered...

That sounds like the vast majority of registered members. According to the membership list, 62% of the registrants have no more than one post. I have no problem with giving free advice. My prime...
11-27-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By T-Mar

I'd place this circa 1986-1987, possibly 1988. ...

I'd place this circa 1986-1987, possibly 1988. Pink bicycles didn't start to become popular until after the Miami Vice TV series started setting a fashion trend for pastel coloured bicycle frames....
11-27-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By T-Mar

This appears to be the 1990 model. It uses the...

This appears to be the 1990 model. It uses the generic 6061 T8 aluminum main tubes. During this era those tubes were used on the "Sport Performance Technium" models and the two bottom "Racing...
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By T-Mar

We've had a few Samurai bicycles posted on the...

We've had a few Samurai bicycles posted on the forum in the past. Unfortunately, none of members have had any information on the brand. The bicycles themselves have been manufactured by multiple...
11-23-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,333
Posted By T-Mar

Due to the slenderness of the stays,...

Due to the slenderness of the stays, manufacturers cannot take full advantage of the weight savings of CrMo. They would not be stiff enough. This is why manufacturers used lower grade material in the...
11-18-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 586
Posted By T-Mar

Those KHS manufactured musical instruments were...

Those KHS manufactured musical instruments were in partnership with Yamaha, either under contract and/or license. In a similar vein, they also manufactured Yamaha motorcycles under license, around...
11-18-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,079
Posted By T-Mar

The brakes are reminiscent of the MAFAC LS2....

The brakes are reminiscent of the MAFAC LS2. Could that be the SPIDEL version or another rebranding? The crankset appears to be Campagnolo Gran Sport. The hubs, or at least the skewer nuts, appear to...
11-17-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 586
Posted By T-Mar

KHS (Kung Hsue She) was established in 1953 by...

KHS (Kung Hsue She) was established in 1953 by Chin Chunh Hsieh to provide school supplies, including sporting goods, to Taiwan schools, In the early 1970s they diversified into bicycles. Their...
11-17-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By T-Mar

You're correct. My mistake. Now that I think of...

You're correct. My mistake. Now that I think of it, HP was only for high pressure, wire bead tyres. Not folding tyres with flexible beads.
11-16-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By T-Mar

The raised centre section is more than just...

The raised centre section is more than just cosmetic. It adds some rididity and makes mounting tyres easier.

w/o stands for "wired-on", the correct terminology for what are erroneously called...
11-15-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By T-Mar

It's definitely late 1970s as the brand did not...

It's definitely late 1970s as the brand did not debut until late 1976 and they had upgraded to brazed-on top tube brake cable tunnels by 1980. In 1977 this model used Tange #10`, a double butted,...
11-15-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By T-Mar

A tretubi frameset would not have Specialissima...

A tretubi frameset would not have Specialissima decal. A 1975 model would not have a Piaggio decal or that style of a Columbus decal. It does sound like an early 1980s mid-range model but to be sure...
11-14-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 235,489
Posted By T-Mar

I thought that Osama might be a KKT model series,...

I thought that Osama might be a KKT model series, like Pro-Ace. However, I went back and looked in some of my old Japanese literature and found some listings for Osama brand pedals. This would appear...
11-14-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By T-Mar

The serial number indicates that the frame was...

The serial number indicates that the frame was manufactured by Yamaguchi of Japan, during August 1980. That's in the gray region of the calendar year, where it could be either a 1980 or 1981 model....
11-13-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By T-Mar

I remember those. They had plate style seat and...

I remember those. They had plate style seat and chainstay bridges. The bottom bracket looked like it employed one on the conversion spindles to allow a frame intended for a one piece crank to be...
11-13-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By T-Mar

Upon closer examination, the serial number would...

Upon closer examination, the serial number would appear to be GU2A0808. This indicates that the frame was manufactured during weeks 41-42 of 1992 which would be around mid-October. While the start of...
11-13-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By T-Mar

Both Altus A10 & C10 (along with A20 & C20) were...

Both Altus A10 & C10 (along with A20 & C20) were only manufactured for the 1993 model year, so this should be a 1993 model. Basically, the Altus series replaced the Shimano 100GS and 200GS...
11-12-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By T-Mar

Altus C10 didn't debut until the 1993 model year,...

Altus C10 didn't debut until the 1993 model year, so it should be no earlier than that. However, it could have been manufactured and even sold in late 1992. The serial number should give tell us...
11-12-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 641
Views: 235,489
Posted By T-Mar

The serial number indicates a 1976 model...

The serial number indicates a 1976 model manufactured very early in that calendar year. I concur, the pedals appear to be rebranded KKT (Kyokuto). While I don't have a 1976 Bridgestone catalogue, the...
11-11-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By T-Mar

Mounting cantilevers on the mid-stay would be...

Mounting cantilevers on the mid-stay would be dangerous, as there is the possibility of a heel strike that could release the yoke cable and leave the rider without a rear brake.
11-11-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By T-Mar

Bar end shifter levers would have been an owner...

Bar end shifter levers would have been an owner modification. Both the 1971 and 1972 versions on the Finest came with down tube mounted shift levers.
11-09-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,099
Views: 286,869
Posted By T-Mar

All photos upload to a gallery album, regardless...

All photos upload to a gallery album, regardless of the number of posts. The 10 post minimum is reportedly to discourage spammers. However, members can still view and export photos from the gallery...
11-09-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,099
Views: 286,869
Posted By T-Mar

The Valentino variants were very popular in the...

The Valentino variants were very popular in the 1970s, though primarily on Italian marques. Due to it's low price point, it was typically hanging on the hi-tensile frame of an upper entry level model...
11-08-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 608,239
Posted By T-Mar

As noted by BG in the previous post, this would...

As noted by BG in the previous post, this would be a 1992 model, as the frame was manufactured near the end of 1991 by a Taiwanese company called Hodaka. The only curious thing is the 0013356 segment...
11-07-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By T-Mar

Twin headlights used to very very popular in the...

Twin headlights used to very very popular in the Japanese market. Attached are samples from Bridgestone, Miyata, National/Panasonic and Sekine....
11-07-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 641
Views: 235,489
Posted By T-Mar

As stated by madpogue, this would be a 1990...

As stated by madpogue, this would be a 1990 model. The serial number format is consistent with Fairly of Taiwan, a known Fuji contractor during this era and, if so, indicates October 1989...
11-04-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,188
Posted By T-Mar

Or maybe if they read a little further, they...

Or maybe if they read a little further, they could figure it out. ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ :rolleyes:
11-03-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,188
Posted By T-Mar

If you don't know mine, you must be a newbie to...

If you don't know mine, you must be a newbie to the forum. :D
11-02-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,082
Posted By T-Mar

Now, that looks like the Night Blue colour that...

Now, that looks like the Night Blue colour that the La Redoute frames used during 1981-1984. Based of the photos I've seen, the team issue bicycles in Night Blue only used the brake cable tunnels on...
11-02-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By T-Mar

Install one English pedal and one French pedal....

Install one English pedal and one French pedal. Your bicycle will be bilingual. :rolleyes:
11-01-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By T-Mar

The subject frame was manufactured in 1986 but...

The subject frame was manufactured in 1986 but late enough in the year that it could be a 1987. However, most characteristics point towards a 1986 model. The component mix is decidedly 1986, with the...
11-01-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,379
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, different bar widths are used to accommodate...

Yes, different bar widths are used to accommodate different shoulder widths. The old school technique (for road bicycles with dropped handlebars) was to select a bar width equal to shoulder width. In...
10-31-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By T-Mar

Shimano Santé and some Exage groups had a quick...

Shimano Santé and some Exage groups had a quick release button on the medial side of the levers....
10-31-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By T-Mar

The frame was manufactured by Yamaguchi of Japan...

The frame was manufactured by Yamaguchi of Japan during October 1985, while the fork is from November 1985. Both are late enough in the calendar year that it should be 1986 model year. First...
10-31-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,082
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the extensive chroming, Columbus tubeset...

Based on the extensive chroming, Columbus tubeset and La Redoute decal on the top tube, it would appear to be a Team Champion, which was claimed to be a exact replica of the bicycles used by the La...
10-31-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By T-Mar

Cilo was a Swiss brand, created in 1914 by...

Cilo was a Swiss brand, created in 1914 by Charles Jan. His company had factories in Lausanne and Oron. The brand name is based on the initials of the founder and the two factory locations. This...
10-29-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, that cinch slot is definitely pinched. It...

Yes, that cinch slot is definitely pinched. It looks like it was originally intended for a larger seat post.

The serial number is reminiscent of the the older Benotto format used in the early to...
10-29-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 527
Posted By T-Mar

Alternately, it could be a case of not having...

Alternately, it could be a case of not having quite enough tension on the gear cable. Trying increasing the tension by a 1/4 turn until it makes the desired shift, then see if it still shifts OK in...
10-29-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By T-Mar

The November 1976 serial number suggests a 1977...

The November 1976 serial number suggests a 1977 model. Sorry, I don't know the model but my overall impression is that of a mid-range, light touring model. While the post size is in the realm of...
10-28-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By T-Mar

Benotto was definitely in existence post 1985....

Benotto was definitely in existence post 1985. They maintained a USA division until at least 1987 and continued to sponsor teams into the early 1990s. Based on other Benotto models that I've seen,...
10-27-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By T-Mar

I appreciate your comments and don't disagree. I...

I appreciate your comments and don't disagree. I couldn't come up with an exact match myself. That's why I stated :"circa 1973" (i.e. approximately 1973) and "pretty good match".

The multiple...
10-27-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By T-Mar

While the paint appears quite good, the subject...

While the paint appears quite good, the subject bicycle is not without issues. The bar tape is ripped. The front derailleur cage exhibits significant rust. The chrome shows some peppering and...
10-27-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,850
Posted By T-Mar

Well, this gets a bit complicated. Sakae Ringyo,...

Well, this gets a bit complicated. Sakae Ringyo, the component manufacturer, did manufacture bicycles but they do not appear to be related to the SR bicycle brand, Confused? Let me try to explain.
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10-26-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By T-Mar

Chorus was introduced in late 1987, for the the...

Chorus was introduced in late 1987, for the the 1988 model year. The frame uses the pre-1988 version of the SLX decal. While it's possible that they were using up some older decal stock into 1988,...
10-26-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By T-Mar

The new info is certainly making this sound like...

The new info is certainly making this sound like a Motobecane, as previously suggested by dddd. It's a pretty good match for a circa 1973 Le Champion.
10-26-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By T-Mar

RLX was the model name used only by the USA...

RLX was the model name used only by the USA distributor, Ten Speed Drive. In Canada, where the OP is located, this model was known as the SLX Professional.
10-26-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10,439
Views: 1,356,727
Posted By T-Mar

There's a 3rd possible interpretation, that...

There's a 3rd possible interpretation, that places L as being August. That's right in the gray transition period where it could be either a 1987 or 1988 model. Regardless, the purple smoke paint...
10-26-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By T-Mar

From the 1986 catalogue, originally posted by...

From the 1986 catalogue, originally posted by member xleninx....
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