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Velosport Image 1982 Full Dura Ace ax group

Old 03-14-17, 09:32 AM
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Velosport Image 1982 Full Dura Ace ax group

Thought I would post this just because of the high quality images that accompany the ad.
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I'm not sure if I would buy it for a bit less money and a bit closer to home - tempted to look into it, it's my size. The AX group is a bit weird for me and of course the paint is pretty poor.
Still, an interesting Cdn built bike.

Velosport Image 1982, Full Dura Ace ax group, 63cm frame | road | Ottawa | Kijiji
Velosport Image 1982, Full Dura Ace ax group, 63cm frame

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Here is a parts list:
-Dura Ace AX Bottom Bracket
-Dura Ace AX Crankset
-Dura Ace AX Pedals
-Dura Ace AX Quill Stem
-Dura Ace AX Seatpost
-Dura Ace AX Headset
-Dura Ace AX Front Derailleur
-Dura Ace AX Rear Derailleur
-Dura Ace AX Levers
-Dura Ace AX Downtube shifters and Mount
-Dura Ace AX Front and Rear Hubs
-Dura Ace AX Front and Rear Brake Calipers
-Sakae Custom (Japan) Handlebars (see gallery for dimensions, ~40cm width)
-Front and Rear Continental GP4000s tires (rear is starting to fray, front is decent)
-Compy Red Suede Saddle
-Fir EL20 Front Wheel (Made in Italy)
-HR22 Rear Wheel (Made in Italy)
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Old 03-14-17, 10:08 AM
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Actually it's a 1983 model and I believe it was only assembled in Canada. The rims are replacements for the OEM Araya and it's got ill fitting replacement brake hoods too. Non-OEM bar tape and hand carved or jerry rigged brake pads. These frames rode softer than their combination of Tange #2 and geometry would suggest. Perhaps they weren't full Tange #2.
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That is an interesting group, except your stuck with those pedals.
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You can get adapters for the crank on Ebay for around $20 plus shipping. I just picked up a Fuji with that crank and I can't decide if I should spring for the adapters or just change the crank. Leaning towards changing the crank as the easy solution.
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I thought they were harder to come by and much more expensive.
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Besides being relatively inexpensive, the new aftermarket adapters are better than the original Shimano version because they are lower profile and don't affect the Q-factors as much. Still, the Dyna-Drive pedals were one of the best features of group, proving an extremely stable platform. I wouldn't get rid of them, unless the races are worn.
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Pretty interesting group, alright. Pretty clumsy build, though. Sloppy hoods, duct tape shim on handlebars (apparently ineffective, from angle of those things) duct tape chain slap protector.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
Actually it's a 1983 model and I believe it was only assembled in Canada. The rims are replacements for the OEM Araya and it's got ill fitting replacement brake hoods too. Non-OEM bar tape and hand carved or jerry rigged brake pads. These frames rode softer than their combination of Tange #2 and geometry would suggest. Perhaps they weren't full Tange #2.
Hello Mr T-Mar You seem to know about this frame and bike and wondering if the bike I posted was a Image rather that a Mirage . I am putting together a list of the things that I will replace. The brake hoods look like they are available and I am also thinking of changing the shifters to dura ace ax rather than the 6oo ax . I don't know why they would have put the 600ax when the rest of the bike has all dura- ace ax . Inquiring mind wants to know. Thanks for your time .
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Originally Posted by misterkeeper View Post
Hello Mr T-Mar You seem to know about this frame and bike and wondering if the bike I posted was a Image rather that a Mirage . I am putting together a list of the things that I will replace. The brake hoods look like they are available and I am also thinking of changing the shifters to dura ace ax rather than the 6oo ax . I don't know why they would have put the 600ax when the rest of the bike has all dura- ace ax . Inquiring mind wants to know. Thanks for your time .
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