Just wanted to share a couple pics of my new to me bike. After getting back into riding over the last couple years and looking around the Internet I have been wanting an older road bike. Something cool with downtube shifters and the like. Finding a used one that fits me and was the right price, however, took some time.
So here it is, a 1985 Maruishi Excellence STE. I figured out the year by tracking down the ages of all of its components, which were all original when I bought it. I have replaced the handlebar tape and tires, other than that it's all stock. I spent a ton of time cleaning, lubing, and adjusting it and it rides probably better than new for my efforts. Plus, it doesn't look like anyone elses bike, which I also like. Kinda nice to be different.