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Old 04-19-19, 02:04 PM
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Focus bikes info

I searched and found two old threads with no helpful info. The word "focus" makes searching somewhat difficult.

I've run across what looks like a Japanese 1980s Focus TD400 touring bike. Pretty sure it's not the same Focus that's making new carbon bikes today, but I could be wrong. Just curious if we know anything about the brand?
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They had decent distribution in the Toronto area in the late 80's-90's, mostly mtn and hybrids although road bikes were seen. They seemed equal to most of the off-shore offerings in the mid-high range of the day.
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The current Focus brand that I am familiar with is a German brand. The last shop I worked at was a Focus dealer and handles their high end road models..

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I'm aware of a handful of different Focus bicycle brands. However, this sounds like the brand owned by Marui, a Japanese bicycle trading company. The brand goes back to the mid-1980s and has more famous sister brands that include, Shogun, SR and Orions. Like these brands, Focus was almost certainly contract manufactured by a variety of Asian sources.
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Thanks guys. That pretty much sums up my assumptions. Iíll post a pic soon, Iím sure Iíll have questions. I havenít messed with a cantilever bike in earnest before.
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Interesting mix. Looks very nice overall, including components, but what's with the single bottle mount?
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There may be a 2nd set of bottle bosses under the down tube. That was a pretty common location. in the early 1980s, when the seat tube was the preferred pump location. This bicycle looks circa 1983-1984. Or it may have only a single set of bosses to hit a price point, as that tubeset decal looks like an economical Tange 900/1000. I'd appreciate the serial number for my database. TIA.
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Tidy looking bike with nice long point lugs and low rider mounts. I'd covet that.
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Nice looking bike! Here's a blerb on one for sale, same model? Not so sure of their comparison to Miyata 1000 or Specialized Expedition grail bikes, but you decide...
https://store.bicycleczar.com/53cm-F...p/12180256.htm
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