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Old 11-26-16, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Straightblock
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
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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Old 11-30-16, 05:09 PM
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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
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
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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Old 12-02-16, 04:35 PM
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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
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


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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Old 12-03-16, 07:13 AM
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Makes perfect sense to me. And it looks ace.
Originally Posted by Barchettaman
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
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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Old 12-16-16, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
Agree this is a beauty. Close-up pics please.
A few more pictures. Pardon the lack of photography skills.









[url=https://flic.kr/p/P3ZxaX]

[url=https://flic.kr/p/P1da7m]

[url=https://flic.kr/p/PHEPHs]

Original Galli levers with Campy repop hoods


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1985 Masi GC built by Joe Starck.
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Old 12-21-16, 06:27 PM
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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
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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