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Dodsun bike?

Old 06-30-20, 10:30 PM
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Dodsun bike?

I want to restore some old vintage bike, and it has on it's seat tube (on the left side, just upside crank) this serial number: DS635617
I would say from it that it is probably produced by Dodsun manufacturer, but i can not figure it out which model is it, or manufacturing date.
Bike has shimano golden arrow groupset, Wienmann brakes, ITM handlebars, steam and seatpost. I am new here, so i can not put some pics here now.
Can anyone help me with this?
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Welcome to the forums. It's not a Dodsun. Based on the serial number, in conjunction with the frame features, I believe what you have is a 1986 bicycle manufactured in Japan. The manufacturer who's identity is unknown, is best known for manufacturing the entry level and some mid-range Bianchi models for the USA market during the early to mid-1980s, However, is this was a Bianchi, I would expect some brand embossing somewhere on the frame, at least the rear dropouts. I also see that you are from Serbia and the lower Bianchi for the various European markets were still typically coming out of Italy during this period.

The other brand using this manufacturer during this era was Miele but I'm not aware of them having been distributed outside Canada and the USA during this period. More likely it's some smaller European brand that was having the bicycle contract manufactured.

Based on the submitted pictures, the only identifiable 1st generation 105 component is the crankset and it is the cheaper swaged version. It may or may not be OEM, but it is era correct. If the crankset was OEM, I would also expect 105 brakes and derailleurs. The brakes are Weinmann and the real derailleur appears to be lower Shimano Z-series, possibly a Z505. The part number will be on the back. While it's more common to replace the rear derailleur than the crankset, the presence of what appears to be a plate style brake bridge also has me leaning towards the Z-series being original.

Link to OP's photos: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/521825
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