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    Hi donaldsonmp33, I believe that you are...

    Hi donaldsonmp33,

    I believe that you are from Australia. If so, there are many Australian brand names and bicycle frame manufacturers that are almost unknown to North Americans.

    You may...
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    The mounting bolt heads do not have the Cherry...

    The mounting bolt heads do not have the Cherry emblem.
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    Hi zacconk, your bike looks like the Olympic...

    Hi zacconk,

    your bike looks like the Olympic model. The lugs, dropouts, and chromed forks are from the Olympic model. The crankset is not original, but you probably figured that out.

    The...
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    Hi carissio, your Apollo has a Deelites or...

    Hi carissio,

    your Apollo has a Deelites or Fred Deeley headbadge so it is from before 1976.

    Have you found the serial number? This can provide more information about the age of the...
  5. You can try to date the bike from the components....

    You can try to date the bike from the components. Shimano components usually have a two letter date stamp on them. I have read that the date stamps where used for inventory control within the...
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    I hope the price was right. Was the Fuji Royale...

    I hope the price was right. Was the Fuji Royale what you expected?
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    Hi Justforfun, you are correct about the...

    Hi Justforfun,

    you are correct about the year dating. Your bicycle frame is from 1973 or 1974, the exact year is difficult to determine. The other numbers in the serial number are just a...
  8. Thread: Tri-A

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    1987 model.

    1987 model.
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    Are you bsure about the serial number? The...

    Are you bsure about the serial number? The serial number that you gave indicates that the frame was made in 1983. The model year of nishiki would be 1983 or 1984. I could not match your frame to...
  10. Thread: Tri-A

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    The 1986 Tri-A has a geometry decal: Stage...

    The 1986 Tri-A has a geometry decal: Stage Racing/Triathlon.

    The 1986 International had the same geometry decal and was also Tange 1. The International had Suntour components.

    The 1986 COMP...
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    This model of Nishiki was written about in...

    This model of Nishiki was written about in Bicycling Magazine Aug 1976.

    From what I have read this model was ordered from Nishiki as a frameset only. Wheels and components where added by the...
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    Hi joshua4594, are you sure about the serial...

    Hi joshua4594,

    are you sure about the serial number? I cannot match this frame to any Nishiki from 1983 or 1984.
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    I have seen two other "The Londoner" on the...

    I have seen two other "The Londoner" on the internet, both in New York city. Don't know anything about them.

    One is for sale on craigslist:

    Vintage "The Londoner" bike, 3-speed
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    Thanks ossy, that is a great piece of...

    Thanks ossy,

    that is a great piece of historical information.
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    Thanks for posting more pictures and the...

    Thanks for posting more pictures and the information about the importer to Finland.

    Your question about Kawamura is what I am trying to find out. I assume that the frames were built by Kawamura...
  16. verktyg, I am confused by your comments...

    verktyg,

    I am confused by your comments about rear derailleurs.

    My comments where not about rear derailleurs, Simplex or otherwise.

    My comments where about the integrated derailleur...
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    Hello ossy, thank-you for posting the serial...

    Hello ossy,

    thank-you for posting the serial numbers and pictures. This helps to confirm a unique serial number format for Nishiki's from Finland.

    Do your bicycles also have "Designed by...
  18. Probably not Centurion. From the serial...

    Probably not Centurion.

    From the serial number, shifter cable guides under the BB shell, and brake levers I would guess this to be a 1987 frame.

    The serial number format does not match the...
  19. I have a 1972 PA10. Currently on loan to friend....

    I have a 1972 PA10. Currently on loan to friend.

    The integrated derailleur hanger is NOT threaded. Derailleurs with mounting bolts for this type of hanger are difficult if not impossible to...
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    Ooops. Thanks for the correction on the...

    Ooops. Thanks for the correction on the headbadge.
  21. Thread: Vintage Bianchi

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    http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/70572-bi...

    http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/70572-bianchi-serial-number-identification.html
  22. Thread: Vintage Bianchi

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    The serial number can be decoded for the year. ...

    The serial number can be decoded for the year. It is stamped under the bottom bracket shell or, on the lower end of the seat tube, non-drive side.
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    Some pictures might help. However, try this as a...

    Some pictures might help. However, try this as a starting point:

    Kinesis Industry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Your Cresta is a USA model. The stylized 'W' on...

    Your Cresta is a USA model. The stylized 'W' on the BB shell is for West Coast Cycles the USA distributor and owner of the brand name in the USA at that time.

    As suggested previously for the...
  25. The Fuji serial numbers of that format were in...

    The Fuji serial numbers of that format were in use from 1975 to 1979.

    In the serial numbers that I have seen there have been four different digits in that position: '0', '1', '5', '9'.

    I have...
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