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Old 10-09-07, 08:48 AM
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T-Mar
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Originally Posted by dookie View Post
looks like a late-80's bike. definitely not the original fork, and probably not a 'gap' (all of which had internally routed rear brake cables i believe). very similar to one that passed through my hands recently...seat cluster, tri-color paint, decal font, single chrome stay.

see the photos here:
basso

mine was a 'tretubi', which denotes an SL main triangle and builder's choice stays and fork. if you don't find the previously mentioned 'helicoil splines' (aka: 'rifling', like in a gun barrel) yours may very well be this.
The Gap used traditional brakes tunnels. The Lotto and Ascot had the internally routed rear brake cable. Given that the fork is non-original and there is no tubing decal, there is no way to tell for sure if it tre-tubi or not. However, the presence of what appears to be a braze-on for the front derailleur suggests it is a Gap.
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