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Old 11-26-16, 10:03 PM
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It's a good looking bike from 20 feet, but as you get closer you start to see the flaking decals & bad chrome.
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Old 11-26-16, 10:33 PM
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My work in progress Fuji Opus III, can't wait to get it on the road.
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Old 11-26-16, 10:37 PM
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My work in progress Fuji Opus III, can't wait to get it back on the road.
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Old 11-30-16, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
Totally agree with you!
For me the zenith of bicycle design/aesthetics happened right at the mid 80's. That's why my bikes are mostly from 84 and 85.....
I feel really lucky that the mid 80's was when I also had the best cycling years of my life, because the bikes were so great!
Here's my 85 ALAN Record Carbonio:

Chombi1, would you be so kind as to post a few more photos of this bike. My '85 aluminum version is so close, yet distinct.
Does your frame have a non-serial # date stamped on the tubing near the seat cluster?
I wish you lived closer. It would be really interesting to compare the ride(s) between these.

Thanks!
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Frame and fork are definitely 1985.

The stem could be.

Definitely nothing else is, including the rider (1972 vintage, also a very good year!)
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Old 12-01-16, 05:25 PM
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Can you explain the group and setup for that beaut with Campy wheels?
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Old 12-02-16, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Can you explain the group and setup for that beaut with Campy wheels?
Ah. Admission time.

The Campy wheels arenīt actually Campy.

I got fed up looking for a decent set of vintage Shamals for this Campy-equipped bike:



so I stuck a €2 set of decals on a 40mm-deep Felt TTR4 wheelset that I had, and used a 7-speed Shimano cassette with an extra sprocket and spacer (which matches Campy 8-speed spacing) on the Olmo.

I know, I know, itīs faux and crappy, but I really wanted the deep-rim look, the Shamals I looked at all had cracked rims and/or were stupid money, and I had the Felt wheels on hand.


Fast-forward on a couple of years and I do something even more questionable - I swapped the beautiful Olmo (ī89 anniversary) with its original tubular wheelset for a Canyon road bike, and kept the Felt wheels.

Therefore the Felt wheels are now on the Merckx, the drivetrain is 50/34 up front and 12/30 9-speed on the back, it all works flawlessly, and although I should scrub off the Campagnolo decal on the wheelset I canīt be arsed. Who knows what the future may bring.
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Old 12-02-16, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by DCAS View Post
My work in progress Fuji Opus III, can't wait to get it back on the road.
Beautiful build you have going there (even if on a rough frame)... and thats one small cog set!
Like to see that when you have it finished.
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Old 12-02-16, 02:41 PM
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Enjoying this thread Robbie.

Here are my pair of '85 Peugeot PSN-10s... one original, and one more modern. Many miles between the two with daily commutes, club rides, and centuries on the road and gravel.







I suppose my wife's Bianchi would fall into the timeframe as well...
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Old 12-02-16, 04:08 PM
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^YES! Those PSN-10s are beautiful. I just love that champagne color scheme.

I saved this 1985 PSN-10 from the dump and have delusions of painting it myself someday. These 2 are an inspiration

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Old 12-02-16, 04:14 PM
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When I had an All aluminum AlAn , in 1985, I did not have a digital Camera.
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And I have a few more 1985s to share...

  • Centurion Ironman
  • Bridgestone 400
  • Schwinn Tempo
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Old 12-03-16, 01:36 AM
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Originally Posted by SvenMN View Post
Enjoying this thread Robbie.

Here are my pair of '85 Peugeot PSN-10s... one original, and one more modern. Many miles between the two with daily commutes, club rides, and centuries on the road and gravel.



I suppose my wife's Bianchi would fall into the timeframe as well...
Good Lord that looks good. I think I will always be a sucker for Peugeots. How common was that color? It's really nice. That gearing looks Seattle-friendly. Definitely a go-anywhere setup. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 12-03-16, 02:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Barchettaman View Post


Frame and fork are definitely 1985.

The stem could be.

Definitely nothing else is, including the rider (1972 vintage, also a very good year!)

If the Delorean had been a Toyota truck, it could have gone Back To The Future, and would be McFly Approved.
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Makes perfect sense to me. And it looks ace.
Originally Posted by Barchettaman View Post
Ah. Admission time.

The Campy wheels arenīt actually Campy. I got fed up looking for a decent set of vintage Shamals for this Campy-equipped bike, so I stuck a €2 set of decals on a 40mm-deep Felt TTR4 wheelset that I had, and used a 7-speed Shimano cassette with an extra sprocket and spacer (which matches Campy 8-speed spacing) on the Olmo.

I know, I know, itīs faux and crappy, but I really wanted the deep-rim look, the Shamals I looked at all had cracked rims and/or were stupid money, and I had the Felt wheels on hand.

Fast-forward on a couple of years and I do something even more questionable - I swapped the beautiful Olmo (ī89 anniversary) with its original tubular wheelset for a Canyon road bike, and kept the Felt wheels.

Therefore the Felt wheels are now on the Merckx, the drivetrain is 50/34 up front and 12/30 9-speed on the back, it all works flawlessly, and I can't be arsed. Who knows what the future may bring.


Originally Posted by Barchettaman View Post
although I should scrub off the Campagnolo decal on the wheelset
Nah, that's like "no, no, honey, keep your glasses on.....really.....and the boots."
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Old 12-03-16, 12:51 PM
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My Nova Special I assembled myself back in 1985.
At first I had nuovo record components and switched to C Record couple years later.
This is a recent photo, other than a couple scratches she still looks and rides good as new.
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Agree this is a beauty. Close-up pics please.
A few more pictures. Pardon the lack of photography skills.









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Original Galli levers with Campy repop hoods


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1985 Masi GC built by Joe Starck.
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I was finally able to take this '85 Super Sport out for a shakedown this afternoon. I really dig the champagne/gold anodized rims, which you can almost make out in this photo.
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I see from the previous page we're doing MTBs here, too. Here's my 1985 entry in that category; Shogun Prairie Breaker I.



Disclaimer: I have not personally broken any prairies on this bike, but I have bent two rear rear axles banging this thing down some bumpy local single track a little too fast, prompting me to make an upgrade to a slightly more modern wheel set with a cassette setup rather than freewheel. Put a a more modern Deore RD on it too, new chain, MTB platform pedals since the photo.
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[QUOTE=Chombi1;18884501]Totally agree with you!
For me the zenith of bicycle design/aesthetics happened right at the mid 80's. That's why my bikes are mostly from 84 and 85..... I feel really lucky that the mid 80's was when I also had the best cycling years of my life, because the bikes were so great!
Here's my 85 ALAN Record Carbonio:


Chombi1, I never tire from looking admiringly at your carbon ALAN. It is one of my all time favourite bikes within this forum.
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My 1985 Peugeot PGN10. I bought this new off the showroom floor in early 1987. I've road it since. Hence, all the wear to the original decals. It's been a good friend to me. So many memories together with it.

A few upgrades to the OEM equipment. But, she still rides like a dream.
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I know there is already one of these posted earlier, but I cannot help myself...

1985 Centurion Ironman. All original except the rear gears (I do still have the Shimano 600 set). I bought this new in 1985 (7/15/85). Many fond memories. I have probably ridden it more this year than any other since I am now retired and do not have to spent 40+ hours a week earning a living -- life is good!
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I only have two '85s, one needs gone through and one is just a frame set, an '85 Raleigh Prestige and an '85 Guerciotti SLX.



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Originally Posted by CountryBiking View Post
I know there is already one of these posted earlier, but I cannot help myself...

1985 Centurion Ironman. All original except the rear gears (I do still have the Shimano 600 set). I bought this new in 1985 (7/15/85). Many fond memories. I have probably ridden it more this year than any other since I am now retired and do not have to spent 40+ hours a week earning a living -- life is good!
Sweet! I picked up a 87 yesterday and took it out for 20 miles today. I jealous of the retirement.
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