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09-24-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 839
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KHS (Kung Hsue She) was one of the early...

KHS (Kung Hsue She) was one of the early Taiwanese bicycle manufacturers. The company traces it origins back to 1930, when it was a supplier of educational products, though the KHS name was not...
09-24-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 321
Posted By T-Mar

I'm still using up my supply of Phil Wood grease....

I'm still using up my supply of Phil Wood grease. I haven't tried anything new for about the past decade. Of all the brand name greases, Campagnolo was my least favourite, with the older white...
09-24-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By T-Mar

It could also be some other brand that was...

It could also be some other brand that was contract manufactured by Maruishi but Nashbar is the one that turns up most often in the mid-1980s. The headset post dates the frame, so it's not OEM. I...
09-24-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,611
Posted By T-Mar

The drivetrain components appear to be Shimano...

The drivetrain components appear to be Shimano 200GS. If so, this narrows it down to 1990-1992. However, according to my 1990 price list, that year's Bush Pilot did not use 200GS.. Both 1991 and 1992...
09-24-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 839
Posted By T-Mar

The serial number indcates December 1992...

The serial number indcates December 1992 manufacture, which should make it a 1993 model. If I said 1994,it was likely a typo.
09-24-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By T-Mar

Not high end but mid-range. The Camapgnolo Nuovo...

Not high end but mid-range. The Camapgnolo Nuovo Record deralleurs, in conjuction with Campagnolo Gran Sport crankset and brakes, Piaggio decals, the Bianchi logo style and what appears to be a...
09-24-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By T-Mar

Looks a lot like a 1986 Nashbar Race SIS,...

Looks a lot like a 1986 Nashbar Race SIS, manufactured by Maruishi. The serial number format is consistent with Maruishi.

Edit: Check the similarities with the one in this thread:...
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By T-Mar

Ottawa is an expensive market. The bicycle is a...

Ottawa is an expensive market. The bicycle is a 1986-1987 Miele Beta. If this was in good, ready to ride condition, I'd say the price would be fair. However, this one is high wear and has has...
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By T-Mar

1985 Bianchi Campione. Upper mid-range model, 3rd...

1985 Bianchi Campione. Upper mid-range model, 3rd in a line of 10 road models. NR derailleurs and SR crankset are the highlights. Other Campag bits (headset, hubs and seat post) should be Victory....
09-23-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By T-Mar

Do you mean a Yokota Legend? If so, it was an...

Do you mean a Yokota Legend? If so, it was an upper entry level model, which is the same as a lot of the Peugeot Carbolite 103 models,so I wouldn't expect a really big difference. There are a lot of...
09-23-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,611
Posted By T-Mar

Your Norco has the later version of Shimano...

Your Norco has the later version of Shimano STX-RC, with the four arm crankset spider and V-brakes. That would place it 1998-1999. Unfortunately, I don't have 1998 literature, only 1997 and 1999. In...
09-23-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,611
Posted By T-Mar

The Bush Pilot was manufactured from at least...

The Bush Pilot was manufactured from at least 1985 through 1996, so there was quite a bit of change. Based on the colours, it sounds like it's from the the latter half of the time period. Photos and...
09-23-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By T-Mar

35 x P1 is the threading standard (35mm pitch...

35 x P1 is the threading standard (35mm pitch diameter and 1.0mm thread pitch)

SR-SC-L indicates the manufacturer, cup grade and threading direction. Of course SR is Sakae Ringyo. SC is the cup...
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By T-Mar

The components are 1st generation Campagnolo...

The components are 1st generation Campagnolo Athena, not Chorus. That would make the bicycle a 1989 Bianchi Giro.
09-23-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 172,186
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the serial number I'd eliminate 1986 and...

Based on the serial number I'd eliminate 1986 and go with very early 1987. It looks similar to the MIKI serial number format, though I don't believe I've seen one with 9 characters. Typically, they...
09-23-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 172,186
Posted By T-Mar

Thank-you for the photos. Based on the style of...

Thank-you for the photos. Based on the style of Maruishi logo, it is post 1985. Based on that, in conjuntion with the serial number, it'd be leaning towards 1987.
09-22-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 304
Posted By T-Mar

Vertical dropouts pre-date indexing. They were...

Vertical dropouts pre-date indexing. They were popular on grand touring bicycles to prevent wheel shifting under high load and high torque situations. Conversely, they were also popular on some ultra...
09-22-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 172,186
Posted By T-Mar

That is not a typical Maruishi serial number...

That is not a typical Maruishi serial number format. Either some characters are missing or the bicycle was contract manufactured for Maruishi. The latter was fairly common on lower end models. The...
09-22-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By T-Mar

Unfortunately, the serial number is not what I...

Unfortunately, the serial number is not what I was expecting. Peugeot serial numbers from this apparent era are typically 9 characters long with a B or Y prefix. My understanding is that Australia...
09-22-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 308
Posted By T-Mar

We saw these as substitutes on many lower end...

We saw these as substitutes on many lower end Raleigh, circa 1972-1973. I concur that the execution and subsequent perforamance left something to be desired. Fortunately, Shimano saw the promise and...
09-22-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By T-Mar

I'm suprised by the OLD, given the apparent age....

I'm suprised by the OLD, given the apparent age. Had this been a tandem hub, I would have expected 40H or 48H and 130mm or 140mm OLD. 135mm OLD did become a standard for ATBs and Grand Touring ...
09-22-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By T-Mar

Some of the bigger companies offered protected...

Some of the bigger companies offered protected territory to dealerships as as incentive to carry their brand. That meant there there couldn't be another dealer for that brand within a stated distance...
09-21-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 304
Posted By T-Mar

Actually, I believe it is the other way around....

Actually, I believe it is the other way around. The dropout manufacturer took existing tooling for a horizontal dropout and modified it with the addition of a web, to create a dropout with a fixed...
09-21-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By T-Mar

Did you find the serial number? It should be on...

Did you find the serial number? It should be on the bottom braket shell or the rear dropouts.
09-21-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 172,186
Posted By T-Mar

Actually, I have prior knowledge of both...

Actually, I have prior knowledge of both Macleod's and their Hiawatha house brand. The company's origins date to 1917, when Roland M. Macleod established a Winnipeg based, mail order farm supply...
09-20-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 304
Posted By T-Mar

The serial number may reveal the identity of the...

The serial number may reveal the identity of the manufacturer and the exact date of manufacture.
09-20-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By T-Mar

When Velo Sport/Procycle started manufacturing...

When Velo Sport/Procycle started manufacturing Peugeot circa 1978, they also assumed design repsonsibilities for the Canadian market. As a result, the models often didn't quite line up with those...
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By T-Mar

Toshiba was Kawamura's favoured tubing for entry...

Toshiba was Kawamura's favoured tubing for entry level Nishiki models during the 1970s and 1980s. There were different grades of Toshiba tubesets, ranging from mild steels to hi-tensile steels. I...
09-20-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,188
Posted By T-Mar

I checked my Canadian market literature and there...

I checked my Canadian market literature and there was nothing with cantilevers in 1983 (or 1982 and 1984).
09-20-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By T-Mar

That's not a surprise (to me). Canada didn't...

That's not a surprise (to me). Canada didn't manufacture any of the Peugeot models with Reynolds tubesets.
09-20-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By T-Mar

The Vector was a Canadian market, entry level,...

The Vector was a Canadian market, entry level, recreational cycling model. This one was manufactured in Japan during 1984 but is in the gray region where it could be a 1984 or 1985 model, though I...
09-20-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14,424
Views: 3,281,507
Posted By T-Mar

The Vector was a Canadian market, entry level,...

The Vector was a Canadian market, entry level, recreational cycling model. This one was manufactured in Japan during 1984 but is in the gray region where it could be a 1984 or 1985 model, though I...
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By T-Mar

The serial number indicates 1983 manufacture for...

The serial number indicates 1983 manufacture for the Canadian market. It's not in the 1983 Canadian catalogue. so it must be a 1984 model manufactured in late 1983. The Regal was a mid-1980s entry...
09-19-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By T-Mar

Shimano introduced SIS for the 1985 model year...

Shimano introduced SIS for the 1985 model year but only on New Dura-Ace. It was trickled down to New 600EX (6 speed) and Light Action for the 1986 model year. 105 level didn't recieve SIS until the...
09-19-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, the 1985 Centurion Ironman used friction...

Yes, the 1985 Centurion Ironman used friction shifting, while 1986 was indexed shifting. It was quite common to retro-fit SIS to older models to bring them up to date. Another possibility, if you...
09-18-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By T-Mar

The decal scheme is indicative of circa...

The decal scheme is indicative of circa 1975-1978. This is the era that Peugeot changed their serial number format, so it might have a serial number that indicates the month and year of manufacture....
09-17-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By T-Mar

+1, it is for increased lateral stiffness in the...

+1, it is for increased lateral stiffness in the bottom bracket regaion. Stiffness is a function of the section modulus of a tube. When compard with a round tube having the same perimeter length and...
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By T-Mar

Garden variety,1950s balloon motorbike roadster...

Garden variety,1950s balloon motorbike roadster from small Montreal based company that became a Motobecane subsidary. Missing chain guard. Fair condition. Rare but not valuable due to low recognition...
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By T-Mar

Garry was the house brand for the J.H. Asshdown...

Garry was the house brand for the J.H. Asshdown Hardware Company, which had a chain of stores in the Canadian prarie provinces. It looks to be a 1960s Raleigh product. The handlebars and saddle and...
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By T-Mar

The Bushwacker was a Canadian market model while...

The Bushwacker was a Canadian market model while the Cascade was a similar USA market model. This one appears to be 1983-1984. The serial number will tell us the calendar year of manufacture and may...
09-15-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, that is correct. I went back and checked....

Yes, that is correct. I went back and checked. The S/N is consistent with a 1980 model manufactured by Miki. It probably didn't trigger any rmemory because the only photo that was submitted at that...
09-15-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By T-Mar

I didn't think they were using the contrasting...

I didn't think they were using the contrasting head tube on this model for the 1980 model year. However, it's still using brake cable clamps, so it's pre 1983. Most of the Semi-Pro from this era were...
09-15-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the components, I'd say 1969-1974....

Based on the components, I'd say 1969-1974. Valentino Extra was introduced for the 1969 model year.
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By T-Mar

It's hard to compare the Moser to a Miyata model...

It's hard to compare the Moser to a Miyata model that wasn't available in the North America, where most members are located. I've seen some Japanese market Lemans but they might not be the same as...
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By T-Mar

1986 model. No celeste. No Campagnolo. I'd say...

1986 model. No celeste. No Campagnolo. I'd say $400 is on the high side. I'd be looking at $300-$350.
09-14-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By T-Mar

Another possible cause is a deformed dust cap....

Another possible cause is a deformed dust cap. It's quite common to damage the dust caps by prying them out with screwdrivers. This can produce in a slight bulge forming on the inside surface which...
09-13-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 382,658
Posted By T-Mar

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

Based on the serial number, in combination with the tubeset and Deore LX headset, it's almost certainly a 1993 Bianchi Peregrine. That year, only two rigid frame ATB models used that particular...
09-13-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By T-Mar

It all depends on the model year. There were two...

It all depends on the model year. There were two distinct versions, 1975-1977 and 1978-1981. The former came with 27" wheels, while the latter came with 700C wheels and a significant weight...
09-13-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By T-Mar

The subject catalogue mentions "Best Buy"...

The subject catalogue mentions "Best Buy" accolades for 1975 & 1976 from a national consumer reports publication. Even if we assume they did a running change to the catalogue within the model year to...
09-13-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 382,658
Posted By T-Mar

Well, that the solves the mysytery as to the...

Well, that the solves the mysytery as to the model year, as it was manufactured in January 1993 by Hodaka of Taiwan.

It's going to be a little harder to narrow down the model, given the suspected...
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