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Road Test/Bike Review (1986) International Showdown --Six Entry Level Bikes

Old 01-23-23, 08:35 PM
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Road Test/Bike Review (1986) International Showdown --Six Entry Level Bikes

From Bicycle Rider Sep/Oct 1986.
Featured bikes are TORELLI Corsa Strada, KHS Classic, PANASONIC DX4000, SCHWINN Tempo, PEUGEOT Ventoux, and RALEIGH Technium 480.

WTB: Slingshot bicycle promotional documents (catalog, pamphlets, etc).
WTB: American Cycling May - Aug, Oct, Dec 1966.
WTB: Bicycle Guide issues 1984 (any); Jun 1987; Jul, Nov/Dec 1992; Apr 1994; 1996 -1998 (any)
WTB: Bike World issue Jun 1974.

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Thanks for posting! I always loved this article--great writing, awesome photos, eclectic mix of bikes.
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I'm inclined to think that the bad braking on the Peugeot is because of hard anodized rims. They are just too slippery for my taste. Well, I had Mavic MA40, not Rigida's, but my point stands
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Another great read, thanks for sharing. Having a HLE Ventoux and a Technium bike myself it was cool to see their variations mentioned especially having had a Tempo in the past that I never got around to building up. And there's been two of those Torelli's listed locally for about two years now. Always been tempted by the largest of the part as they are equipped with Campagnolo parts. But even the bigger one is smaller than I prefer to ride.
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