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lyoooha 10-05-13 07:18 PM

Please help me ID my vintage road bike (looks American) THANK YOU! Lots of pics!
 
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Thank you for looking in, dear fellow forum members.

I have owned this bike for quite a while now, originally I got it from a friend, he bought it at a garage sale by Ontario and rode it all the way to New York City, before handing the bike over to me, and hopping on a plane to Moscow. Ever since that day, it has given me countless pleasure. Ive added things like lights, pump, bottle holder, mirrow and iphone pouch, but other than that everything remains unchanged. I do not know what mods (if any) were done to this bike by the previous owners, but everything looks original. The chain drive system components are shimano, the speed levers are made in france, the steering column handle mount states ACS - made in USA, brakes say Polygon, Suntour cassette and de-railers. (Oh, one thing I've added are brake pads, the bike had old school square rubber/metal housing, rectangular-style pads - so I've upgraded for more contact area with the rim)

The most interesting thing about this bike, it has no left-over of any Brand labels, more importantly - No serial numbers that I could find. Also, it looks like the previous owner has painted the front fork black.


Any thoughts or input about this bike would be much appreciated. I really love this old-school classic. I do not plan to get rid of it any time soon - but it certainly would be very interesting to know of its origin and manufacturer, so I could further continue my research and determine its approximate age. So far, all of my online searches and extensive browsing through the website and looking at pictures had no result. A local bike shop owner speculated it "may" be a Panasonic or Fujio or something like that... but I could not find any similar models online by those Manufacturers.


Thank you very very much !


Kind Regards,

Aleksey


PS. Im adding the rest of the pictures below VVVVVVVVVV

lyoooha 10-05-13 07:19 PM

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2 More pictures that did not fit in the previous post. Thank you!

wrk101 10-05-13 07:45 PM

Many parts are not original, as a minimum, derailleurs and shift levers would all match. Front fork looks like a replacement. Appears to be 1970s, perhaps Japanese.

+1 Its on the basic side.

shoota 10-05-13 07:56 PM

Definitely a mish mash of parts. Not particularly high end.

lyoooha 10-06-13 10:00 AM

Thank you very much gentlemen. Thats what it appeared to me too, too many different brand parts on it, most of them are japanese, which is a good thing, but since I found american parts too, it gave me lots of questions regarding the origin of this bike. Rides good for its age, excellent size for me, and since I am not an expert competitive bike rider, it suits me very well.

Thank you for your opinion. I truly appreciate this information.


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