Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Senior Member purebikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    81
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    80's Japanese Randonneur?

    I came across this mid 80's Randonneur on CL yesterday and now I am wondering what make it is. Seems to have been re-painted at one time or another but looks to be a pretty nice frame.It has some cut outs on the lugs but some of the cable routing looks a little cheap I am sure most of the components have been switched at some point but I am guessing the rims are original so I am thinking mid 80's . I haven't had a chance to remove the fork yet so I am not sure of the tubing, but I will get to that tonight. Also there is a miyata dust cap on the left side crank but that could have been switched out at some point.
    Components Include:
    -suntour rear dropouts and BCM stamped on the underside of the head tube lugs.
    -Super Champion 650B rims laced to high flange hubs that I cant rear quite clearly.
    - Sugino PX? triple crank with 165mm arms
    - Suntour XCII pedals
    - Deore XT thumbies and RD
    - Suntour Hero FD

    Any Ideas? Thanks188_0798.jpg188_0799.jpg188_0801.jpg188_0803.jpg188_0805.jpg
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Bikes are cool, even the dumb ones.

  2. #2
    Senior Member bobbycorno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    2,545
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The lugs and fork crown would lead me to say definitely NOT Japanese - more likely French, especially given the 650b wheels and chainstay protector braze-ons. Tho' it COULD be a Japanese "constructeur" bike (ALPS, Toei, etc). Still with the French lugs and crown (Bocama and Vagner, respectively)....

    Any idea what the headset and BB threading are?

    SP
    Bend, OR

  3. #3
    Senior Member purebikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    81
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not sure about the threading yet but I will tear it down tonight and see. I guess I just thought Japanese because of the suntour dropouts. Also, any one else think its strange that the bike doesn't have fender eyelets on the seat stays?
    Bikes are cool, even the dumb ones.

  4. #4
    Senior Member purebikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    81
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So I just pulled the fork out and the tubing is Ishiwata, at least for the fork anyway. Also the threading is english. I am thinking it might be Alps or Toei but I cant really find any close up pics. Anyone have one of these?
    Bikes are cool, even the dumb ones.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •