Cleaned and pretty much rebuilt.
I originally posted this as an 89 because thatís what the seller told me. Since then, Iíve had a chance to date the complete Shimano 600 6207 group as having been manufactured in Sep. 83. So, Iím calling it an 84. T-Mar thought it was a Limited, and Iíve since seen photos of another Limited that confirm this to my satisfaction.
There is some evidence that it is an Italian made frame. Although, it appears to be a mid-level at best. There is no decal indicating the type of tubing.
I was able to rebuild the rear hub, headset, and pedals that felt a little like spreading peanut butter. It is obvious to me that the grease is original as well. Makes me wonder how the bikes sold today will look in 25 years. What I like most about this bike is that Iím pretty convinced that this is the same bike that rolled off the showroom floor in 84, except for the following items that I changed:
Bar tape, cables, pedal straps, brake hoods, tires.
Iíve just ridden it around the neighborhood to make sure everything works. It rides nice, and fits me really well, so I think Iíll keep it for awhile. If I were to sell it, what would be the West Coast selling price?