many companies in this era made essentially the same aero bike and branded them accordingly. (Miyata, Sekai, Lotus, Araya)
a fanstastic specimen you got there.
winter riding motivation
Shouldn't the Campy delta brakes be called faux dura ace ax instead? BTW, very nice aero!
Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto (2), '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '88 Trofeo, '86 Volpe, '89 Axis, '79 Mixte SOLD, '99 Mega Pro XL Ti, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,
Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '86 Bertoni (sold), '09 Motobecane SS, '98 Hetchins M.O., '09 K2 Mainframe, '89 Trek 2000, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape
A pretty cool bike, it's true.
Should be nice in Victoria on Sunday - good opportunity to put this all back together and get out on the road!
Last edited by cooldude250; 04-28-12 at 03:41 PM. Reason: edit
I owned a Jan Janssen aerodynamic bicycle. I do not know who the builders was, but it was from Japan and it showed a lot resemblance with this frame. Actually I think it could be the same, apart from that the Apollo frame has more features. My Jan Janssen was also only a '600AX' equipped bike. I would almost also think that the Panasonic AR-6000 has the same origin.
What surprised me on the Jan Janssen was the relative crudeness and also the weakness of the construction. I could easily squeeze the blades toward eachother with one hand. I am not sure whether it was ready for the cobble stones. Maybe the Apollo is not the same at all and much better. Anyway, these bikes are classics and we will never push them to their limits anymore I think.
In Holland we didn't have Aero-Miyata, but sister Koga-Miyata FullPro-A:
detail & spec
I could imagine all the brazing and aero frame parts add weight. Rigidity could also trow a coin in.
Didn't you post this before?
Ah, yes: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...Aero-Dura-Ace?
Try not to get so bent out of shape this time.
1964 JRJ (Bob Jackson) San Remo Plus, 1989 Trek 520, 2000ish Colian (Colin Laing), 2013 Velo Orange Pass Hunter