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10-04-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 75
Posted By T-Mar

If you have two calipers of the same reach, a...

If you have two calipers of the same reach, a newbie will apply each with the same force, resulting in rear wheel lockup and increased braking distance. In the 1970s, the vast majority of riders were...
10-04-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,181
Posted By T-Mar

Judging frame size, is more than just comparing...

Judging frame size, is more than just comparing head tube lengths. There are potentail pitfalls to that method, especially with ATBs.


First, same sizes will have different head tube lengths...
10-03-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By T-Mar

The 1984 Davididson catalogue says that Columbus...

The 1984 Davididson catalogue says that Columbus SL was used on Signature frames. Examination of the steerer tube should confirm this. A Columbus steerer tube will have five helical ridges on the...
10-03-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, based on the limited description that's a...

Yes, based on the limited description that's a good match for a 1986 Sequoia. It was spec'd with Shimano New EX shift levers paired with Deore XT derailleurs (1986 would be the 1st genration, a.k.a....
10-03-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 224,675
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, those are all the later versions, that came...

Yes, those are all the later versions, that came out about 1982.
10-03-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, the serial number confirms Canadian...

Yes, the serial number confirms Canadian manufacture. It was manufactured in 1983 by Velosport, which was then the manufacturing division of Procycle, a St. Georges, Quebec based company that had the...
10-03-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,181
Posted By T-Mar

Of course they did. However, around 19"(CTT)...

Of course they did. However, around 19"(CTT) would probably be the most common size. During the subject era, you could get adult Norco ATBs in sizes ranging from 16.5" to 23". The increments varied...
10-03-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,584
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forum. Photo assist.... ...

Welcome to the forum. Photo assist....
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10-03-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 349
Posted By T-Mar

The serial number format for the Technium models...

The serial number format for the Technium models is well established and will us to determine the exact manufacturing date, which should alow us to determine the model year, unless it's during the...
10-03-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 224,675
Posted By T-Mar

October 1996 would be correct, as the Shimano STX...

October 1996 would be correct, as the Shimano STX RC components are consistent with that date. Since my last update to the manufacturer's list, I've determined that the U(1) format belongs to United...
10-03-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 224,675
Posted By T-Mar

Vista was a USA brand, originally owned by a...

Vista was a USA brand, originally owned by a Minnesota based company called National Independent Distributors Associates, comprised of several independent USA bicycle distributors. The brand had it...
10-01-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 813
Posted By T-Mar

I saw the thread title and wondered ,"Oh, what's...

I saw the thread title and wondered ,"Oh, what's Bianchigirll up to now?" . :popcorn
Then, I noticed that she wasn't the originator of the thread. :(
10-01-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 275
Posted By T-Mar

I've ridden that bicycle path several times,...

I've ridden that bicycle path several times, though the last time was probably over a decade ago. It would have been better served to put it on the south side of the road, adjacent to the river. As...
10-01-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By T-Mar

The Centurion brand was phased out in the USA by...

The Centurion brand was phased out in the USA by the 1990 model year. This one is 1988 or 1989. The serial number should allow us to determine which model year, provided it's not in the gray...
09-30-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 275
Posted By T-Mar

I see lots of other cost concessions. The rear...

I see lots of other cost concessions. The rear axle is nutted. The chainrings are steel. The brakes are Chang-Star clones of obsolete Dia-Compe. Resin pedals. Six speed freewheel at a time when 7...
09-30-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 275
Posted By T-Mar

They're basically just a heavy duty, stud...

They're basically just a heavy duty, stud mounted, centre-pull brake. You can mount them in the normal position on seat stays but they were orignally conceived for mounting under the chainstays, as...
09-30-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 275
Posted By T-Mar

1989 is correct or maybe one year off. It's...

1989 is correct or maybe one year off. It's definitely not 1990, as while that year's Bush Pilot retained the chain stay mounted U-brake and same graphics, it rec'd the new 200GS group. It's...
09-29-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle is a 1992 model. They came in...

The subject bicycle is a 1992 model. They came in 2" frame increments from 17" to 25", so this would appear to be the 25" version. It's on the small side for an average proportioned person who is...
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By T-Mar

Peugeot used a lugless, internal brazing process,...

Peugeot used a lugless, internal brazing process, whereby preformed doughnuts of brazing material were placed inside the frames, at a tube joint. Whem heated, the doughnut melted and capillary...
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By T-Mar

It's rare to see a post 1970s Le Jeune....

It's rare to see a post 1970s Le Jeune. Unfortunately, rare does not always mean valuable. Lugless construction plus stamped dropouts equates to an entry level model. My valuation aligns with...
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By T-Mar

The smaller frame looks like a standard Montello...

The smaller frame looks like a standard Montello but with gold plating. The larger frame is different, as it has internal gear cable routing, like Prestige S. Maybe a custom Montello? Both are no...
09-29-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By T-Mar

+1. The combination of freehub, cassette, 8...

+1. The combination of freehub, cassette, 8 speeds, Hyperglide sprockets and Dura-Ace quality made them hard to beat. I preferred them over my 8 speed C-Record hubs.
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle appears to be the Canadian...

The subject bicycle appears to be the Canadian market version of the PGN10, circa 1984. As stated, this was a mid-range model. It has replacement forks, stem and rear deralleur. The wheels are also...
09-28-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By T-Mar

If the hub has been taken apart, it's possible...

If the hub has been taken apart, it's possible that the locknuts were installed on the wrong side, as both locknuts are not the same.The non-drive side (NDS) locknut has a larger diameter (by...
09-28-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By T-Mar

I'm not sure exactly what it is. However, the...

I'm not sure exactly what it is. However, the derailleur cables routed over the BB shell, in conjuction top tube brake cable tunnels and an absence of shift levers bosses suggest circa 1983-1984 and...
09-28-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By T-Mar

The upload worked fine. Like I said, just ignore...

The upload worked fine. Like I said, just ignore the warnings. The Peugeot looks like a Canadian market, UO5 Club model, circa 1984....
09-28-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forum. BRC was the house brand of...

Welcome to the forum. BRC was the house brand of Richmond BC based bicycle importers and distributors Boyes & Rosser. Roadace 303 was an entry level Maruishi model, so it sounds like a re-branded...
09-28-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By T-Mar

Just looking at the post diameter and stamped...

Just looking at the post diameter and stamped rear dropouts, my thoughts went immdeiately to a Reynolds 531 plain aguge model, even before reading juvela's comments.
09-28-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By T-Mar

The subject frame appears to be a Miki product....

The subject frame appears to be a Miki product. They produced aero frames for both Shogun and SR, as well as others. Most manufacturers tended to favour either tubes with an aero profile over their...
09-28-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By T-Mar

Prior to reading your custom label, I thought...

Prior to reading your custom label, I thought that Suck-U-Matic might be a candidate.:D
09-28-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 700
Posted By T-Mar

This isn't an issue. Reynolds 753 steering...

This isn't an issue. Reynolds 753 steering columns are no thinner than any other steering column, as the outer diameter is standarized to accommodate the headset threading and the inner dimeter is...
09-27-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By T-Mar

Also front derailleur hangers, stay caps, fork...

Also front derailleur hangers, stay caps, fork blade reinforcing tangs, bridge reinforcing tangs, shift lever bosses, derailleur cable tunnels. One lonely Huret dropout.
09-27-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By T-Mar

Several Nishiki from the very late 1980s and...

Several Nishiki from the very late 1980s and early 1990s turn up with that format. Based on my current understanding of it, the frame was manufactured in February 1990. That would be 1st year for the...
09-27-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,181
Posted By T-Mar

A component date code of June 1989 raises the...

A component date code of June 1989 raises the possibility of it actually being a 1990 model. Most manufacturers start building the new models around September and the component manufacturers even...
09-27-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By T-Mar

Bifurcated or paired tube seat (and down) tubes...

Bifurcated or paired tube seat (and down) tubes are a very old concept. They date back to the first bicycle boom, over 125 years ago, in the 1890s. The concept is periodically revived. During the...
09-26-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By T-Mar

1985 specs mention CrMo frame and forks but not...

1985 specs mention CrMo frame and forks but not the brand or butting, so it's likely plain gauge, which was common on ATBs of the era.
09-26-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,181
Posted By T-Mar

This bicycle is older than 1993. The 1993 version...

This bicycle is older than 1993. The 1993 version was an actual ATB, with a triple crankset and cantilever brakes, while this one is configured like the earlier city bike version, with a double...
09-26-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By T-Mar

+1. Components and frame feature are indicative...

+1. Components and frame feature are indicative of a PA10 variant, The subject logo style was introduced for the 1975 model year while the presence of a serial number plate indicates it's no newer...
09-25-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By T-Mar

Provided it still has the original components, we...

Provided it still has the original components, we can determine if it is a 1983 or 1984 via the model names on the derailleurs.
09-25-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By T-Mar

I believe that is a Takara Highlander, circa...

I believe that is a Takara Highlander, circa 1984-1985. While it has what appears to be a SunTour AR rear derailleur, that is likely a replacement, as it appears to have a Mountech for a front...
09-25-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 224,675
Posted By T-Mar

I don't know who manfactured the frame but the...

I don't know who manfactured the frame but the serial number appears to use the most common of the Taiwanese formats. In which case would represent October 1991 manufacture and therefore most likely...
09-25-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 582
Posted By T-Mar

I've seen a few of these in the past. One had a...

I've seen a few of these in the past. One had a serial number that only varied from the OP's by the last digit, which was poorly struck but appeared to be a '2'. However, its model name was Nomadic,...
09-25-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,314
Posted By T-Mar

The era would certainly be correct for a Bill...

The era would certainly be correct for a Bill Boston frame. The stay to dropout transitons are the correct style. It is fillet brazed due to the geometry, so there is no lugwork to examine but it...
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By T-Mar

The bicycle is closer to 1990 than 1995. Suntourt...

The bicycle is closer to 1990 than 1995. Suntourt 4050/XCE places it right around the crossover between entry level and mid-range. Unfortunately, the Accushift indexing system is long out od...
09-24-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 224,675
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the serial number, in conjuction with...

Based on the serial number, in conjuction with the fade paint scheme and what appear to be a Tange 900 (or 1000?) tubeset decal, it would definitely be 1987 manufacture. During this era, Tange...
09-20-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By T-Mar

It could be as early as 1990. What is the frame's...

It could be as early as 1990. What is the frame's serial number?
09-20-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By T-Mar

Claimed rear derailleur weight was 235g, which...

Claimed rear derailleur weight was 235g, which was only 9g heavier than Record of the era.
09-20-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By T-Mar

These were sold as complete bicycles and yours...

These were sold as complete bicycles and yours appears to match the specs for the 1989 Research Dynamics Coyote Infinity Four that I found in one of my old magazines, Tubeset was a unspecified ...
09-20-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,706
Posted By T-Mar

There were different grades of Raleigh 555...

There were different grades of Raleigh 555 tubesets. The only one sourced from Reynolds was 555RSL. In that case, the R in the suffix indcates the tubing is Reynolds manufacture. All the other...
09-20-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By T-Mar

Mektronic was MAVIC's 2nd generation, electronic...

Mektronic was MAVIC's 2nd generation, electronic shifting system. The 1st generation, called ZAP, was introduced in 1994.
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