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Old 07-09-16, 10:07 AM
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Glad the thread has some leg to it...

I can only speak for Centurion, but 1985 was pretty hot:
Cinelli Centurion Equipe (Columbus SL, all Italian)
Prestige (Tange Prestige, new indexed DA)
Ironman (Tange 1, Shimano 600)
Elite RS (Tange 2, Shimano 600)
Seriously, the "4th" one down was a superb bike.

Let's hear from the folks who know the other brands....
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Old 07-09-16, 10:49 AM
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Here is mine

1985 Bob Griffin (Local Frame builder) Mix of Campag Record and GS, Sprint rims Reynolds 531 Pro Tubing.

Fairly light at about 19lbs or just under depending on tubs, rides lovely.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxW...ew?usp=sharing

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Old 07-09-16, 10:56 AM
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nice bikes .... I have a 1980's Condor (531 ST frame and 531 forks) ....rides like a cadillac and I use it as my daily commuter .... I've added pannier bags and sorted the cables and replaced the bartape with black, and added better tyres and replaced he fenders/mudguards with stainless steel ones .... has Shimano Golden Arrow groupset, and gears are as smooth as silk

this is the pic from the listing on ebay when I bought it

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Old 07-09-16, 11:23 AM
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Anyone with a Bianchi Centenario? Sweet bike.
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Old 07-09-16, 11:25 AM
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Funny. I have quite a few bikes from the era, but the only one I've positively identified as being an '85 is this Koga-Miyata Randonneur, I bought as a 'well-used' frame set:



BITD it would have looked like this:

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Old 07-09-16, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott


Did you have that IN 1985? Must've had a good job.
Ah, no. I was a lowly newspaper reporter in those days. My salary was $8k... annual!
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Originally Posted by non-fixie
Funny. I have quite a few bikes from the era, but the only one I've positively identified as being an '85 is this Koga-Miyata Randonneur, I bought as a 'well-used' frame set:



BITD it would have looked like this:

That's hot.
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Did you know this song is already twelve years old?

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Old 07-10-16, 11:39 AM
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1985.

Suntour XC.






Yes, those are Bullseye pulleys.

Yes, that's a single "titanium" colored Bullseye pulley as the jockey.

BAM!
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Old 11-02-16, 08:01 PM
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I stumbled on this searching for info but hey, another chance to share a bike.

This is my 1985 Fuji Opus III, not mint but still pretty nice.





I'll be doing a brown leather saddle and bar tape on it real soon I do believe.
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Well, the frame is an '85.


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Old 11-02-16, 10:29 PM
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My '85 Fuso with newer but still vintage components.
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Old 11-02-16, 10:35 PM
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My son's project, 1985 Lemans RS. Should be finished in a couple weeks.

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1985 Raleigh Portage
It began its life with drops but looks to be the only upright bike on the thread thus far.
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1985 Raleigh Kodiak
Not quite the pedigree as the Portage but a touring juggernaut and exceptional daily commuter.
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Another '80s fan. 1985 Was indeed a good year for bikes, two of which fit into this category.

First up is my Ross Signature 294S. This was back in her 10s DT Dura Ace days (summer). She is now 7s DT Sante/Superbe Tech with fenders, serving as my rain/winter bike. Still very lovely to look at, and I do enjoy indexing a RD not intended for indexing.



Second is, if I have to my Peloton. 180mm cranks are pretty stellar, to go along with the frame and 9s Dura Ace shifters. Sum of the parts is great. Too much rain right now--needs to stop so I can ride it more.

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1985 Panasonic Team Europe II with Campy Victory.
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Great thread. I do not have any of my own to offer so I will just admire.
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1985 Trek 560


And a Gianni Motta that I have only pinned down to the '82-'86 era (but I built with some later DA components)
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1985 Batavus Professional
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The bike in this photo is not mine (found the photo online saved it) but I bought a Bianchi Special just like this in 1985. I don't remember the retail price but I remember paying $270 for it with my employee discount. Put a lot of enjoyable miles on it.

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Built in 85, sold as 86
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott
Oddly, I don't have a photo of my '85 Ciocc San Cristobal without me riding it.

RIP Maria-Angelica...



It was nice... but about 1985 was when things stopped being standardized (126mm OLD, square taper spindles, friction shifters, quill pedals, etc) maybe that's what you're nostalgic about.

I like t action pic ! Criterium racing - Anytown USA !
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
Did you know this song is already twelve years old?

https://youtu.be/K38xNqZvBJI

I actually like this band ---- have some of their work on an ipod playlist somewhere ---- not afraid to make fun of themselves





I think 1985 was the year American Flyers came out ---- I was more a fan of Commando or Rambo First Blood 2 then though
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