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07-22-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By T-Mar

+1, you required non-folding, wire bead tyres....

+1, you required non-folding, wire bead tyres. The beads in folding tyres are too flexible and require a hooked rim to to aid in seating
07-22-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By T-Mar

I wasn't expecting Matrix, as the decal...

I wasn't expecting Matrix, as the decal background in the original photo looked more gold than the silver used for Matrix. Matrix was a mid-range tubeset introduced for 1986 but was subject of a Trek...
07-21-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By T-Mar

I always thought that the reference that had to...

I always thought that the reference that had to be made in a U08 mention was it being indistinguishable from a PX10. To this end, I knew a guy who was incapable of feeling the weight difference...
07-21-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By T-Mar

I doubt either of you are riding the smallest...

I doubt either of you are riding the smallest frame size, which was likely the basis for the claim. It also wouldn't surprise me if they took the additional advantage of rounding down to a full pound...
07-21-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By T-Mar

I've always operated on the premise that if the...

I've always operated on the premise that if the accessories (i.e. racks, lighting systems, fenders, etc.) were factory installed, then they are included in the claimed weight. There may be some...
07-21-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By T-Mar

The Columbus SL model of this era was generally...

The Columbus SL model of this era was generally called the Benotto 3000, while the Columbus SLX model was typically the Benotto 3500. However, I have seen different model numbers for the SL bicycles,...
07-21-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. Shimano Sport LX would...

Welcome to the forums. Shimano Sport LX would place it 1988-1989 and upper entry level but the frame appears to be significantly higher grade than the components, indicating a rebuild. It has...
07-19-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 353
Posted By T-Mar

It's a 1977 model manufactured during June 1977...

It's a 1977 model manufactured during June 1977 at Peugeot's Romilly-sur-Seine facility.
07-19-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 353
Posted By T-Mar

I went back and double checked the literature....

I went back and double checked the literature. The first catalogue to mention 22mm extractors is #26, which is reportedly for the 1982 model year. The cranksets in this catalogue appear to be a mix...
07-18-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 353
Posted By T-Mar

As late as catalogue #26 (1982), Stronglight...

As late as catalogue #26 (1982), Stronglight shows only the #82 and #87 crankarm extractors, both of which are labelled as 23.35mm (see attached). The #87 professional extractor dates back to 1976...
07-18-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,806
Posted By T-Mar

The Campagnolo Daytona on this bicycle was a 3rd...

The Campagnolo Daytona on this bicycle was a 3rd tier group and the Piuma frame itself was 3rd or 4th tier in Marinoni's lineup during Daytona's era, depending on the exact year. So, not as close as...
07-15-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By T-Mar

I believe that you are mixing two different but...

I believe that you are mixing two different but similar brands. The Canadian brand was Off-Road Toad, the house brand of Mountain & Beach Specialties in Vancouver. One was on my short list in 1988....
07-13-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 961
Posted By T-Mar

Follow the brake cables and they are not attached...

Follow the brake cables and they are not attached to the front caliper, unless one is entering at the non-drive side brake pad

Also, the dive side fork blade appears to be missing above the...
07-13-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,163
Posted By T-Mar

My all time favourite bicycle is Italian but...

My all time favourite bicycle is Italian but mid-range Japanese C&V bicycles generally offer the best value. Having said that, the nation which would win from a count of the number of their bicycles...
07-12-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 48,468
Posted By T-Mar

The fork appears normal for a CCM product of this...

The fork appears normal for a CCM product of this particular era. Rather than having the typical gradual bend on the lower end of the blades, the rake constituted a sharper bend on the upper half of...
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By T-Mar

The Lines family started manufacturing wood...

The Lines family started manufacturing wood products in England during the mid 17th Century. Brothers George and Joseph formed G & J Lines in 1876 with bicycles eventually being added to the product...
07-08-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,439
Posted By T-Mar

Eddy participated in seven Tour de France....

Eddy participated in seven Tour de France. Cavendish must be up around a dozen Tour de France. So, on a percentile basis Eddy is still #1.

It's like those people who state that Lewis Hamilton is...
07-06-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By T-Mar

Maybe they are curling up, along the edges?...

Maybe they are curling up, along the edges? Photos would help in identifying and suggesting a solution for the issue.
07-06-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 48,468
Posted By T-Mar

During this era the serial number was typically...

During this era the serial number was typically stamped into the rear, non-drive side dropout. However, I have seen the odd case where it's on the rear, drive side dropout.
07-05-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By T-Mar

Those rear hubs typically have an open format,...

Those rear hubs typically have an open format, two digit, year code stamped on them. Generally, it's right after the "3 SPEED" designation.
07-05-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By T-Mar

Sister brand to Rossin, usually lower level...

Sister brand to Rossin, usually lower level Columbus tubesets.

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Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By T-Mar

Those decals look like they were a later addition...

Those decals look like they were a later addition by a previous owner. In addition to the plate style kickstand bridge, it also has a plate style brake bridge, brazed-on rear mount for a chain guard...
07-03-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 904
Posted By T-Mar

Accles & Pollock was marketing air hardened...

Accles & Pollock was marketing air hardened bicycle tubing as early as the 1930s. Many of the British builders preferred it over Reynolds 531 as the steel became stronger after brazing, whereas...
07-01-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 48,468
Posted By T-Mar

The CCM Imperial GT was a 1968 to 1969 model. The...

The CCM Imperial GT was a 1968 to 1969 model. The serial number's K-prefix indicates it was manufactured during the 1967 calendar year, so the subject bicycle would be a 1968 model manufactured in...
07-01-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the serial format, the subject bicycle...

Based on the serial format, the subject bicycle was manufactured on Japan by Matsushita/National Bicycle Co., who were a known Schwinn contractor and are best known for their Panasonic brand.
06-30-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By T-Mar

Kawamura manufactured Nishiki Professional. I've...

Kawamura manufactured Nishiki Professional. I've seen chrome plated foreign market models.
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By T-Mar

Shimano 105, 6 speed SIS should place it...

Shimano 105, 6 speed SIS should place it 1987-1988. This sounds like one of the Japanese sourced frames. The serial number should provide confirmation on the source and year.
06-26-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By T-Mar

I somehow muffed the earlier link. Try this:...

I somehow muffed the earlier link. Try this: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/541538
06-25-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 39,605
Posted By T-Mar

No problem. helping out (and educating) people is...

No problem. helping out (and educating) people is why I joined the forum. The subject bicycle is a Miele Uno MS. It is circa 1990. It was Miele's bottom of the line road model at that time....
06-24-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 191,769
Posted By T-Mar

I've already answered your query in another...

I've already answered your query in another thread. Please do not cross-post. See...
06-24-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By T-Mar

I've already answered the OP's query in another...

I've already answered the OP's query in another thread, https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1121102-sekai-identification-assistance.html
06-23-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 741
Posted By T-Mar

I'm going to place the bicycle 1977-1978. It it...

I'm going to place the bicycle 1977-1978. It it has three components not released until until the 1977 model year; the Dura-Ace rear derailleur, the 2nd version of Dura-Ace front derailleur and the...
06-23-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 500
Posted By T-Mar

For a Legnano of this period, it would be Gaslo...

For a Legnano of this period, it would be Gaslo cotton handlebar wrap.
06-22-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 161,352
Posted By T-Mar

If lots of things are starting to break, then...

If lots of things are starting to break, then this could quickly turn into a money pit, especially if you're not capable of doing your own work. There's a very real probability that you could buy an...
06-22-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By T-Mar

MAX tubes are not round along their entire...

MAX tubes are not round along their entire length. They are oval (actual elliptical) at the ends. The orientations of the ovals change from end of the tube to the other to provide additional...
06-21-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By T-Mar

The post looks like a LaPrade variant. If so, the...

The post looks like a LaPrade variant. If so, the size should be stamped below the insertion mark.

I'm not sure if the 3E indicates 1993 but that would be appropriate for 600 Ultegra. During this...
06-21-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,919,169
Posted By T-Mar

My son was home for a few days and a ride along...

My son was home for a few days and a ride along the the waterfront resulted some nice photos of local wildlife, including a couple of (non-Raleigh) herons....
06-21-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,265
Posted By T-Mar

The Team was the only Takara model of the...

The Team was the only Takara model of the mid-1980s that I'd call race worthy. While I'm sure that there were some lower category, licensed competitors on other Takara models, they were really more...
06-20-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By T-Mar

Shimano Altus LT was introduced in the very later...

Shimano Altus LT was introduced in the very later 1970s, along with the slightly lower Altus ST. At the time, Shimano only offered four full groups Dura-Ace EX, Dura-Ace, 600EX and 600. 105 was not...
06-19-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,265
Posted By T-Mar

It's doubtful that you'll get a response, as the...

It's doubtful that you'll get a response, as the owner has not posted on the forums for almost four years. However, the Takara Team was added to the line circa 1982-1983 as Takara's new top model. I...
06-19-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,725
Posted By T-Mar

The uploads are working, as there are pictures of...

The uploads are working, as there are pictures of a burgundy Trek in your album. Just upload the photos of the aero bicycle.

Edit: link to your Trek album: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/540913
06-19-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 904
Posted By T-Mar

Flutes in tubes are a way to increase stiffness...

Flutes in tubes are a way to increase stiffness without increasing the diameter or thickness of a tube. It was a fairly popular method to increase the rigidity of frames manufactured with...
06-17-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 904
Posted By T-Mar

I'm just going by what the decal actually says....

I'm just going by what the decal actually says. Also, notice that there's no mention of an alloy or butting (rinforzati). The marketing department normally wouldn't miss the opportunity to expound...
06-16-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By T-Mar

That's interesting! The serial number is from...

That's interesting! The serial number is from late enough in 1989 that it should be a 1990 model, yet it has 1989 decals and components.
06-15-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 514
Posted By T-Mar

So, if a bicycle frame is made of wood and it...

So, if a bicycle frame is made of wood and it becomes a real frame, does that mean it turns to steel?
06-15-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By T-Mar

The decals are 1988 -1989. In the USA market,...

The decals are 1988 -1989. In the USA market, Cromor was used in 1989 on the Campione d'Italia but it was spec'd with the mixed SunTour/Ofmega/Modolo Quattro group. The only Shimano New105 plus...
06-15-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,824
Posted By T-Mar

You won't hear, "A non-drive side photo is fine."...

You won't hear, "A non-drive side photo is fine." At least not from me. :D
06-14-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 580
Posted By T-Mar

Rabbit ear shifters = stem mounted shift levers?

Rabbit ear shifters = stem mounted shift levers?
06-14-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2,427
Views: 851,913
Posted By T-Mar

It's definitely a 1986 model manufactured in...

It's definitely a 1986 model manufactured in 1985, as the other pictures in your gallery album show that it does not employ the logo style that was unique to the 1985 models. See 1985 Bel-Air below....
06-14-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By T-Mar

The only thing that could make the Sport worse...

The only thing that could make the Sport worse would be if Campagnolo had made Syncro insert available for it. :eek:
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