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Old 12-23-17, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Colnago Mixte View Post
My 1985 Nishiki International. This version was a "triathlon" version, rather than the touring bike that many Internationals are.

Oversized Tange #1 frame, Tange 2 fork. It used super-thin oversized tubes, which had "sleeves" slipped over them and they were then brazed internally. It was a Japanese copy of the Masi 3V, and very well executed, I think.

Lots of stuff going on in the cycling world in 1985. Americans had broken into European cycling in a big way, Lemond and Hampsten were both on La Vie Claire assisting Hinnualt, and the 7-11 team was learning the ropes. Bike parts were becoming standardized, friction shifting, disc wheel and clipless pedals were showing up at the big races. Funny bikes had made their debut at the 1984 Olympics, and now everyone's time trial bike had to look like one. Good times.

This bike has of course been modernized, only a few of the original components remain, mainly because I would rather take it to the mountains and ride it than stare at period correct components on a bike that's not all that rare or valuable, but still rides exceptionally well.
Whoa! I love that bike!
How much do I love it? My rule is since my opinion doesn't matter much I never make suggestions to someone's build, BUT, take the stickers off the wheels as they are detracting from the beauty that is my favorite bike on this thread so Far!

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Old 12-26-17, 07:21 PM
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My recently purchased '85 Trek 660. Needs a little more maintanance, but was real smooth on the initial shakedown ride today.

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Old 11-26-18, 04:24 PM
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'1985' Basso Corsa in LA84 olympic paint scheme






1985 Swiss made Ochsner -purchased N.O.S. 2018
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Originally Posted by Colnago Mixte View Post

Lots of stuff going on in the cycling world in 1985. Americans had broken into European cycling in a big way, Lemond and Hampsten were both on La Vie Claire assisting Hinnualt, and the 7-11 team was learning the ropes. Bike parts were becoming standardized, friction shifting, disc wheel and clipless pedals were showing up at the big races. Funny bikes had made their debut at the 1984 Olympics, and now everyone's time trial bike had to look like one. Good times.l.
And this:
Tainted Blood: The Untold Story of the 1984 Olympic Blood Doping Scandal

(Movie is free for Amazon Prime members)
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Old 11-26-18, 07:53 PM
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My 1985 T.J. Quick (Tommy Quick). Built in his own shop after Holdsworth closed their doors. Tommy was the head builder at Holdsworth from 1970 till their doors closed.
It is 18.5 pounds of Fillet Brazed Columbus SLX and will run circles around my Cinelli SC. Full DA 7700 (brakes are DA 7800).

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Old 11-26-18, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
'1985' Basso Corsa in LA84 olympic paint scheme

But Alexi rode a Pinarello...
Still, handsome bike.
Also, of note that in the Pinarello Museum in Italy at least at the last set of images I saw of the place, the museum ignores the 1984 Olympic victory.
Got to watch that race in person, what a breakaway.
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Old 11-26-18, 08:59 PM
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The original poster child, an '85 Raleigh. Now my climber. Since then, I've had speedevil build some beautiful dark anodized Matrix ISO-CII's onto some DA7402 hubs.
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My 1985 Specialized Sequoia. Fits like a glove and set up really nicely for my riding style, right out of the box!


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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
But Alexi rode a Pinarello...
Still, handsome bike.
Also, of note that in the Pinarello Museum in Italy at least at the last set of images I saw of the place, the museum ignores the 1984 Olympic victory.
Got to watch that race in person, what a breakaway.
To see that history making finish must have been unforgettable. Leading up to the Olympics and Grewal being readmitted to the squad surely was enough drama.

Can understand, sort of... the feeling of Pinarello and company.

Indeed Grewal rode a Pinarello and was also a frequent patron - sponsored by Denver Spoke. The '85 Basso above came from the same shop, obviously became a popular paint scheme (Arco) sell after his Gold. Apparently the Gita importer and owner of Denver Spoke came up with it.

I acquired the tired looking frameset to retire a far worse looking and rather dangerously rusted '77 Basso. Though back to Pinarello, I almost pulled the trigger last summer for an 84 Arco commemorative painted with chrome stays and fork. More remarkable because it was local and corrosion free.

With the storyline and color combination they also seem whimsical -remind me of loud Italians.
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What a great thread. Too many nice samples to call out a few. I enjoyed it the first time around, but I didn't yet own my '85 De Rosa Pro when this thread first made the rounds.



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Old 11-27-18, 09:54 AM
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I still don't have one from 85.
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Old 11-27-18, 06:50 PM
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1985 Cannondale SM600. This has the 24/26 wheels and a very high BB. I built this up new when I worked at a Bike Shop and it is still in great shape. I made a few changes early on. When I switched the steel fork for the SR Litage aluminum, I couldn't use the Rollercams anymore. I got Pedersen Self Energizing cantilevers for the front; they later discontinued front versions because they were supposedly too strong (?). I've never had a problem with them. I love this bike!
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Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
What a great thread. Too many nice samples to call out a few. I enjoyed it the first time around, but I didn't yet own my '85 De Rosa Pro when this thread first made the rounds.


I have a similar '85 Professional. I'll try to post a photo soon! Its the only one of my bikes I regularly ride.
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Well I guess now that I know more this one qualifies. According to Eddy Martens of Martelly bikes he built this in 1985.


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Here's my 1985 Treks! The 720 is the maroon one- it''s been updated to 10 speed x 3. Phil Wood hubs, Dura Ace derailleurs, Suntoiur XC Pro brakes, Tektro RRL levers and 10 speed Suntour Command Shifters...


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And my 1985 Trek 620- I sort of have it built sorta like someone updated it in like 1993 or so. Six speed freewheel, Suntour Command Shifters, Suntour XC Comp derailleur, Avocet hubs...
My winter project is to update it in the same manner as the 720.


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1985 Pinarello Record (sorry for the poor pics, by the way)
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1985 Merckx Professional (currently in pieces, getting the overhaul).
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It was a very good year.
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Another Ironman

Several on this thread already, but this is one I got last fall in near stock condition. The seat on it now came with it. I am changing a few things but keeping all the stock parts.
I switched out the tires, freewheel, chain, 42 tooth stock front chainring and bar tape. I also took off one water bottle holder.

Parts added were the computer, mirror, bag, and pump. Several pics posted on this forum show these Dia Compe aero brake levers on 85s also, and the seat post is a Sugino.

I may replace the seat eventually too. I only have less than 50 miles ridden on this one so far.
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Here's my '85 Raleigh Panasonic Team Cadet which I took out for the first time today:

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