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Old 06-11-16, 06:03 PM
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Cycle Pro RAM - slight update

I acquired a Cycle Pro RAM a couple of years ago, in very very good condition, except the original tires and tubes were rotten. I recently put on some Kenda K-Rad tires 58-559 and black fenders. The frame is TIG welded Tange Champion No.2 double butted cr-mo.

Note the different cable routing on the Suntour Superbe Tech RD - which functions very well - for the time being; ref: https://www.bikeman.com/the-attic/bi...ear-derailleur

The bike is very nice to ride.




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Old 06-11-16, 06:18 PM
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What's with the Cycle Pro RAM?

It look like a really cool 1984-ish ATB, but other than that, what make it different from other bikes of the era?

(I'm not asking in a "challenging" way, I'm interested)
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
It look like a really cool 1984-ish ATB, but other than that, what make it different from other bikes of the era?

I know nothing about that exact make and model. I do love the fork crown but am not digging the exposed cable routing.

I can tell you, definitively, is that the non-suspension mountain bikes from that era, as a class, are relatively inexpensive and make very nice-to-ride bikes once you put on some smooth tires (non-knobbies). They are also just this side of bullet proof.

So, even if it turns out to be just one more of many, it is still a GREAT ride. Really!
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I know nothing about that exact make and model. I do love the fork crown but am not digging the exposed cable routing.

I can tell you, definitively, is that the non-suspension mountain bikes from that era, as a class, are relatively inexpensive and make very nice-to-ride bikes once you put on some smooth tires (non-knobbies). They are also just this side of bullet proof.

So, even if it turns out to be just one more of many, it is still a GREAT ride. Really!
On top of that- this looks to be pretty much a Class A bike- from the Tange 2, to Superbe Pro, DiaCompe 981, brazed on cable hanger... it's all top shelf stuff. This isn't a run of the mill hard tail ATB.

And that seapost with the adjustable setback is awesome!
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..... what make it different from other bikes of the era?

(I'm not asking in a "challenging" way, I'm interested)
The only difference that I am aware of is that I have it

I rode it to work today, my first bike commute since knee replacements earlier this year (Feb and April). It is a very smooth riding and rolling bike. The brakes are fantastic. I do need larger pedals and pedal spacers for my large feet - which I forgot to do this past weekend.
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.... I do love the fork crown .......
Me too. The crown is a cro-mo investment casting - very hard, I drilled and tapped it to mount the front fender - and broke my M6x1 tap in the process.
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On top of that- this looks to be pretty much a Class A bike- from the Tange 2, to Superbe Pro, DiaCompe 981, brazed on cable hanger... it's all top shelf stuff. This isn't a run of the mill hard tail ATB.

And that seapost with the adjustable setback is awesome!
Thank you !! Yes it is top of the line or very close. It is a fitting companion to my Schwinn Paramount Design Group 70 (aka PDG 70). The Ram is more of a cruiser, with a much longer wheelbase.

The Ram also has Sugino GT (175mm) cranks - original.

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What's with the Cycle Pro RAM?.....
On the left chain stay is has: "Handcrafted by Kawamura". Kawamura was associated with West Coast Cycle, and produced Nishiki, Azuki and Cycle Pro for them in Japan. West Coast later transferred some production to manufacturers in Taiwan. My Cycle Pro Ram was made in Japan.
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Totally a zombie thread, I know, but I just came across this from a Google search. My first MTB was a Cycle Pro Ram, bought used when I was in college circa 1986 or 1987. Definitely a well-made bike and nicely spec'd for the time. SunTour Superbe Tech derailleurs were great, and SunTours pulley cage design made chain removal so easy. Thanks for posting the pics!
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