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Old 01-06-21, 08:48 PM
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Bike Identification

Hey All,
I am new to the forum. I typically ride Specialized bikes and was given the opportunity to purchase an old bike from a storage locker but cant make out the brand to even know if it's worth adding to my collection. Anyone recognize it?

The forum wont let me post pics so the photo is in my avatar.
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Old 01-06-21, 09:03 PM
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Pretty raw picture.

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Gonna need a better picture than that. pump peg and it's a very small frame based on the head tube
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I updated my avatar with a wider shot. I've got a few days to decide if I want the bike but I have no idea what it is.
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Seriously? There are a billion-gazillion bikes on this planet but you're dead-set devoted to this one - even though it looks like it was photographed through the bottom of a beer glass?

Help us help you; ask for some better photos. Otherwise we're just dickin' the dog here.

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Originally Posted by Alternativeroad View Post
I updated my avatar with a wider shot. I've got a few days to decide if I want the bike but I have no idea what it is.
Although you can't yet post pics you can upload them. Other members can then go to your album to view them. Don't bother with your avatar. Other than that- bump up your post count to 10 so you can post pics. What is your favorite Specialized bike?
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Old 01-07-21, 06:29 AM
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Thanks Insidious. Truth be told I'm not much of a road bike guy but I'm hoping to get into it. I moved from the Pacific NW recently to the midwest. In the PNW I rode my Specialized Hardrocks and an older trek. Here in the flat lands of the midwest I was hoping to take up something that takes advantage of the flat terrain.

Growing up I was an avid flatland BMX guy although I did so with dirt jumper frames due to the durability. If I were 20 years younger I'd revisit my glory days. That said, it sounds like road bikes are a better fit for my locale and age.

As for asking for a better pic, it's an online auction that someone is bidding on and asked if I want the bike. If I do he'll win the auction and sell me the bike. I'm not set on this bike but the price is right (assuming it's worth it).
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It is a Yokota Discovery!!!
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I hope that you're about 5'3" tall.
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I hope that you're about 5'3" tall.
Is it really that small? Dang, back to the drawing board.
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Is it really that small? Dang, back to the drawing board.
How tall are you?
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Old 01-07-21, 12:13 PM
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It's tiny, for someone really small. Looks like it would fit my SO, she's 160cm/5'3

But still curious about the brand. What does the logo on the top tube say? What's on the head tube, looks almost like a shield with German colors? What equipment does it have? Is the fork crown stamped with something?

Alternativeroad you can upload pictures, but only in the Albums area ( here: https://www.bikeforums.net/album.php ) and click "Upload Now", then click "Create Album" and add pics to it. Once you do that, tell us here, and someone can fetch them. Here's the kinds of things most would want to see:

Pics of any identifying decals
Pics of the rear dropouts
Pics of the seat cluster, where the seat post exits
Pics of the fork crown area
Pics of the bottom bracket area
Pics of the rear brake bridge
Pics of any unique details in the lugs or stampings on the tubes or under the bottom bracket

The style of pump peg used harken back to something mid- (50s) or late-mid-century (60s-70s) European manufacturer to me, but without clearer pics ... who knows!
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