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1985 Cyclist magazine buying guide

Old 06-21-20, 10:52 AM
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1985 Cyclist magazine buying guide

Tried to scan this with the Genius Scan app today - not sure how clear it is. Sounded like a few wanted to see it after my last post about getting some old Cyclist magazines from my dad.
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Thanks for the effort, but a bit TMI. I put my first "vintage" bike together in 1985, buying a frame from Michael's Cyclery in Ames, IA, and a "reduced" Super Record group from someplace in Madison, WI or Palo Alto, CA (can't remember) plus a Campy/Mavic G40 wheelset from Wheelsmith if memory serves (it often doesn't). Sourced from one of the cycling magazines' ads, of course.
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Old 06-21-20, 12:05 PM
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Yes, definitely a lot of info. I found it more interesting to see what the original specs for components were.
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Ty, i like how racing and triathlon are seperate catagories. I have a hard time understanding the difference.
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Thank you!! I just picked up a 1985 Panasonic DX-3000, and there it is in the buyers guide.
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Just the right amount of information! When I was in my 20s I would pour over the Motorcycle version of charts like these, awesome to see a bike version!!


WHOA!!
In 1985 you could spend $499.00 on a brand new Trek 520...

OR for another 30.00 bucks you could have an 85 Miyata 1000!

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Thanks for sharing! Lots of useful info.
It is striking that the Colnago Arabesque and Equalatteral Master’s current prices have skyrocketed compared to the other frames
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Great stuff!
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And relatively few “Mountian” (yup, that’s the way it’s spelled) bikes.
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Originally Posted by Chr0m0ly View Post
Just the right amount of information! When I was in my 20s I would pour over the Motorcycle version of charts like these, awesome to see a bike version!!


WHOA!!
In 1985 you could spend $499.00 on a brand new Trek 520...

OR for another 30.00 bucks you could have an 85 Miyata 1000!
$500 in 1985 is like spending $1200 today - so an expensive bike back then!
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I found this fascinating and now want to know more...

Have we ever seen a Shogun 3000? Or a Centurion Prestige?

Why are the Schwinn Tenax racers (Tempo, Super Sport) listed as triathlon bikes?

Why is the Peugeot PSN10 marketed as a triathlon bike but listed here as racing?

Ross seems to have had legitimate offerings. Does this mean I must stop treating the brand like Free Spirit?

Thanks for putting this up!
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