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Old 11-07-18, 08:31 PM
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ParkPre 925R Info










Anyone know anything about these frames?
Tange Ultimate SuperLight Tubeset = 1870 grams. this tubeset was first produced in 1991.
Long top tube on the 55.5 cm size, 57cm top tube. . Very rare on a heat treated frame. OLD is 128mm
The original forks (not pictured) are raked at the bottom of the fork. When it starts further up, the forks look nicer.
The pink in the head badge and ":TEAM " does not look good
The fastback seatstay joint looks nice.
In 1993 only says Team 925 on top tube?
In 1994 has Team 925R on the top tube?
How many colors other than the Yellow/Blue, Ti finish, & Black and Blue on the Ti finish?
What lugs, BB, crown etc?

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Old 11-08-18, 12:30 AM
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I had an 825pro mountain bike in Tange Ultimate superlight, fabulous but too small for me so sold it to a friend about 15 years ago. Last year he did a 1800km ride down the west coast of France on it. Superb frame.
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Old 11-08-18, 07:11 AM
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As opreviously mentioned, Fairly of Taiwan contract manufactured most of the Parkpre models, in which case the serial number will reveal the exact manufacturing date.
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Got the frame home and can see the lugs have more steel at the top. Might help in a minor crash. Bottom bracket is a little thinner than my Henry James, but seems appropriate because of the thinner tubing? Pump peg is a nice touch for the 1990s but will probably be unused now.
I like smaller chainstay bridge too.
Now for the downside: the chainstays are flattened on both sides. I think flattened it on the inside only is superior?

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Old 11-12-18, 07:29 PM
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These frames not significantly lighter than my Columbus SL frame from 1981. 5.86 lbs vs 5.62 for the one below. Mine is Columbus frame is also slighter larger. Only 4 ounces..

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@avhed, fyi, that paint scheme was used by the senior (i.e., non-junior) Parkpre/Conejo Velo Team sponsored by Shaklee. The original Team Parkpre bikes were like my pink & white fade with blue splatter. A little later, around 1991 (as I vaguely recall), the senior CAT 1-2 team picked up some other sponsors including Shaklee and they began racing under a different team name and colors.

My frame came with an alloy Tange Fusion fork, but I think your frame would have originally come with a painted steel fork.

Here's the above shown frame all built up with a DA 7400 group:

IMG_0589 by gaucho777, on Flickr
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Originally Posted by avhed View Post
Late 80s model but that model has a previous version of Tange Prestige Tubing (not heat treated).

Tange Prestige was introduced in the mid-1980s and was heat treated right from the beginning.
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Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
@avhed, fyi, that paint scheme was used by the senior (i.e., non-junior) Parkpre/Conejo Velo Team sponsored by Shaklee. The original Team Parkpre bikes were like my pink & white fade with blue splatter. A little later, around 1991 (as I vaguely recall), the senior CAT 1-2 team picked up some other sponsors including Shaklee and they began racing under a different team name and colors.

My frame came with an alloy Tange Fusion fork, but I think your frame would have originally come with a painted steel fork.

Here's the above shown frame all built up with a DA 7400 group:

IMG_0589 by gaucho777, on Flickr
Nice.
The forks look at a shallow angle in the pic. Optical illusion?
On my frame,if the seller disclosed that the forks in the pic are 850 grams,probably would of been better to wait for a fork that matches the frame.
All the screws were removed except for the dropouts.
Paint not in great shape.
At least its the size I want. I have a 56cm Columbus SL frame, and I want to go to a 55.5 to get a slightly steeper seat angle. Plus the chainstays are 1 cm shorter than my Columbus frame.

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I'm still awaiting the serial number submission from the OP.
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I'm still awaiting the serial number submission from the OP.
Seems my frame was built in the first year of the Ultralight Tube Set. The first 2 numbers are 91.
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I have seen frames with this tube set and serial number format before, for several different brand names.

The frames that I have seen were made in Japan. This frame maker also made frames for brand names Longus and DiamondBack Master TG.

Here is another frame similar to yours:

Today's frame ID thread
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