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1989? Sintesi Comp by Bikeology

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Old 08-29-14, 05:43 PM
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1989? Sintesi Comp by Bikeology

So I came across this bike a few weeks back and it's like it's never been ridden - all original Shimano 600 groupset (hubs included) with Tange Number 1 Tubing. No rust, a few smudges in the paint and the only issues are a small dent in the toptube that looks like something fell onto it while it was in storage and the hoods are falling apart. I've taken to several frame builders and they said it's safe to ride and there's no need to even try to repair it. The only complain I have about it are the tubular wheels... just used to clinchers.

I've seen a couple of other threads about this bike but have never found any real information on it. What do you think it's worth? Am I crazy to want to keep this bike and sell off my 2012 aluminum/carbon fiber road with full Shimano 105 5700? I mainly use my road for daily commuting and long rides about once a month.
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Last question first, NO you are not crazy, while the alloy whatever might be faster than this, the steel frame will give you a much better ride.

Those are tubulars? WHat kind of hubs? I would look for a new/use clincher wheelset to fit the bike and enjoy it.

Bikeology was at one time a mail order company from the back of cycling magazines. The would usuallky offer a say and SL frame with a Super Record for $100-200 less than a name brand bike.

That is a pretty bike and great time capsule. I love that Pedalstyle too.


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Last question first, NO you are not crazy, while the alloy whatever might be faster than this, the steel frame will give you a much better ride.

Those are tubulars? WHat kind of hubs? I would look for a new/use clincher wheelset to fit the bike and enjoy it.

Bikeology was at one time a mail order company from the back of cycling magazines. The would usuallky offer a say and SL frame with a Super Record for $100-200 less than a name brand bike.

That is a pretty bike and great time capsule. I love that Pedalstyle too.


I love your emphasis on the not crazy part. The hubs are also Shimano 600 and even after sitting in storage for 30 years, spin as well as my 105 hubs. I've been thinking about rebuilding clinchers onto those hubs but I don't think I can ruin the originality (I just used it in a sentence so it's a word) of the bike. Plus the Araya rims are bronze anodized with almost no brake wear. Might just get have to get another set of wheels to put on and ride.

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Wow. That was my first road bike. I bought it at the Bikeology shop in Santa Monica, California, back in about 1985/86? I can't remember exactly.... Anyways, I have been looking for a photo of one of these forever, and am still looking for the catalog!
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Those are clinchers, by the way, not tubular tires.
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That is the SIS version of Shimano New 600EX, so the bicycle should be a 1986-1987 model. With a Tange #1 frame this is a nice mid-range model that would have competed directly with the likes a Centurion Ironman Master.

I see a 700C designation on the rim label. Araya typically used this designation only on their wired-on (aka clincher) rims, so I agree with sandranain that they are not tubulars.

Not knowing what the aluminum/carbon fibre bicycle is and the OP's preferences, I would never make a statement that the Sintesi would provide a better ride. It will be different, but may not be better. Vintage steel is not to everyone's liking. I'd suggest that the OP rides both bicycles for several months before making a decision

I'd appreciate the serial number for my database. It should confirm the year and may reveal the manufacturer, though I already have a strong leaning on the latter. TIA.
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That is the SIS version of Shimano New 600EX, so the bicycle should be a 1986-1987 model. With a Tange #1 frame this is a nice mid-range model that would have competed directly with the likes a Centurion Ironman Master.

I see a 700C designation on the rim label. Araya typically used this designation only on their wired-on (aka clincher) rims, so I agree with sandranain that they are not tubulars.

Not knowing what the aluminum/carbon fibre bicycle is and the OP's preferences, I would never make a statement that the Sintesi would provide a better ride. It will be different, but may not be better. Vintage steel is not to everyone's liking. I'd suggest that the OP rides both bicycles for several months before making a decision

I'd appreciate the serial number for my database. It should confirm the year and may reveal the manufacturer, though I already have a strong leaning on the latter. TIA.
Zombie thread. OPís last post was 3 years ago.

I never saw one one in person but remember the adds in the cycling rags. Looks like great bike
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