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    Cycling is Self-Therapy pdxcyclist's Avatar
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    Hi, my brother-in-law has a Corsaro America Aegis that he is considering junking. He's had it 19 years, tires are shot, and it appears the fit for him is incorrect because he has the stem over an inch above the minimum insertion line.

    That said, I kinda like the lugged frame. He has Suntour rear derailleurs, allow Avaya rims, and cranks that are marked "Custom-A."

    Anyone know anything about this bike? It was made in Taiwan, and it says that the main tube is Corsaro Cro-mo (I'd like to think main tubes..).

    Here a pic:
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    Cycling is Self-Therapy pdxcyclist's Avatar
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    Here's a pic of the head badge:

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    Here's a pic of the drive train:

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    I don't know much about them except I picked up a Corsaro Cabrio at a garage sale many years ago with similar components only mine is brown/gold two tone. I use it to commute back & forth to work occasionally. I love mine, I just clean, lube, & tune it and keep the tires fresh and it is very comfortable and reliable. I have looked all over the internet for more information on these bikes and your post is the first I've seen. Enjoy it.

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    Cycling is Self-Therapy pdxcyclist's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerhahn
    I don't know much about them except I picked up a Corsaro Cabrio at a garage sale many years ago with similar components only mine is brown/gold two tone. I use it to commute back & forth to work occasionally. I love mine, I just clean, lube, & tune it and keep the tires fresh and it is very comfortable and reliable. I have looked all over the internet for more information on these bikes and your post is the first I've seen. Enjoy it.
    Thanks for the reply. I fixed it up a bit for my bro-in-law, the owner. New tubes and tires, cleaned and lubed the chain, new pedals. One crank arm was so loose it was falling off.

    I rode it to his house for delivery (a good mech always test rides his work...), and I found that the gearing was so high that I never made it out of lowest gears. Also, the handlebars were about the narrowest, shallowest drop things I've ever seen. Strange-- yet they're on a low stem, meaning the position is relatively agressive (saddle to bar dropwise).

    Anyway, it didn't feel bad once it was rolling, but I'd swap out the bar at first chance, and put one either smaller chainrings or a larger cog set. In the end, though, the lug work was very nice to look at, and even the paint detailing suggested it wasn't a knock-off frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxcyclist
    ...my brother-in-law has a Corsaro America Aegis that he is considering junking.
    It never ceases to amaze me how willing Americans are to throw out / landfill perfectly good stuff just because it's 'old'....

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    Quote Originally Posted by randya
    It never ceases to amaze me how willing Americans are to throw out / landfill perfectly good stuff just because it's 'old'....
    Don't worry. It's been revived and back in use.

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