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Old 10-30-22, 10:17 AM
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Help identify mystery road bike

Pics aren't great but enough here it piqued my interest/curiosity.
Pardon my ignorance but what is that frame construction called? Partial lug? half lug? done for weight reduction?



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semi-lugged

cycle appears to date from the 1982-84 time



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That is a very interesting bike. Looks like one of the 1982 wave of aero bikes. I'd search all the Japanese names like Shogun, Panasonic, Miyata, etc... Looks like the whole Shimano AX or EX or whatever group is there.
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Is this a potential buy? Or something you bought? If you bought it…. any idea of the BB threading and seatpost size?

I don’t have anything to base it on, other than the sort of aero design, but Araya? SR?

however welcome to the “looks nice but I have no idea club”
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Araya 821? Photo courtesy of eBay.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
Is this a potential buy? Or something you bought? If you bought it…. any idea of the BB threading and seatpost size?

I don’t have anything to base it on, other than the sort of aero design, but Araya? SR?

however welcome to the “looks nice but I have no idea club”
Really just straight curiosity, available for sale in LA for $500 - https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...tory_type=post
was going to post to "are you looking for one of these" but didn't know what i was looking at
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Originally Posted by philpeugeot
Araya 821? Photo courtesy of eBay.
I think we may have a winner
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Originally Posted by philpeugeot
Araya 821? Photo courtesy of eBay.
Boy I made one heck of wild guess eh?
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Originally Posted by SoCaled
Pics aren't great but enough here it piqued my interest/curiosity.
Pardon my ignorance but what is that frame construction called? Partial lug? half lug? done for weight reduction?
Pretty cool, very early aero effort, production and low level for the frame but very early DA SP and stem may be the some of the very first as was the rest.

Very high water mark despite being short lived, it laid the ground work for much that came after.

Merz built a show bike to showcase it for Shimano at the New York bike show in 82?
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