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Old 05-12-23, 09:30 PM
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Maruishi Excellence.....

I bought a "Maruishi Excellence" for $160...
Was it a good deal or not?
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Originally Posted by Billydog
I bought a "Maruishi Excellence" for $160...
Was it a good deal or not?
It seems to be apparent that no one in this forum knows anything about vintage bikes.
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Originally Posted by Billydog
It seems to be apparent that no one in this forum knows anything about vintage bikes.
Seems to be.
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Originally Posted by Billydog
It seems to be apparent that no one in this forum knows anything about vintage bikes.
Nurr... nurr... nuuuurrr.

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Originally Posted by Billydog
It seems to be apparent that no one in this forum knows anything about vintage bikes.
Nor in General, nor in Appraisals.... What's next, 50+?
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We'll be able to give you more opinions once you can post pictures. Having said that, any full chromoly frame that is straight and undamaged (and that fits you) is going to be worth $160, sure. Didn't that have Ishawata quad-butted tubing?
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Originally Posted by Billydog
It seems to be apparent that no one in this forum knows anything about vintage bikes.
Details and then pix when you can.
Your the one that appears to have no posting experience when asking for help.
Making statements like this will get you no help and maybe blocks by many of the C&V experts on this forum.
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Terrible deal. You waz robbed.
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Originally Posted by Jeff Neese
We'll be able to give you more opinions once you can post pictures. Having said that, any full chromoly frame that is straight and undamaged (and that fits you) is going to be worth $160, sure. Didn't that have Ishawata quad-butted tubing?
If it's a mid-1980s version, quad-butted tubing would be doubtful. Per info posted by @T-Mar over a decade ago, the main triangle on that model Mariushi from 1985/1986 is butted (unspecified) Ishiwata tubing; forks and stays are hi-ten. I'd expect a frame with quad-butted main tubes to use CroMo forks and stays - though I could be wrong about that.

Also per @T-Mar (same post), earlier versions of that Mariushi frame used Ishiwata 022 tubing. Don't think that 022 was typically quad-butted; I could easily be wrong about that, too.

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There just are not many people that know about one specific model of a company that went out of business more than likely a short time period after the Excellence was produced. There is some good company history record out there, but that won't help with what you want.

I had the RX-6, nice bike rode great, I sold it.
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Originally Posted by Jeff Neese
We'll be able to give you more opinions once you can post pictures. Having said that, any full chromoly frame that is straight and undamaged (and that fits you) is going to be worth $160, sure. Didn't that have Ishawata quad-butted tubing?
Correct...It has quad butted tubing...... I grew up with these older model bike and never heard of a "Maruishi" bikes... I been searching online and can't find any info on this bike.
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What is quad-butt tubing? I never heard of it..
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The quad butted, it merely a type of tubing that is thinned on the inside to different thicknesses. The quad version not that much different or better than the other butted tubes, imo, just more more tapering spots down to the thin.
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Originally Posted by Billydog
Correct...It has quad butted tubing...... I grew up with these older model bike and never heard of a "Maruishi" bikes... I been searching online and can't find any info on this bike.
Maruishi is the common name of a bicycle manufacturing company from Japan. The company declared bankruptcy in 2004, but the Maruishi brandname continues to be used.

The Excellence model frame was probably manufactured in 1986.
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Originally Posted by Billydog
Correct...It has quad butted tubing......
The Maruishi catalog for 1984 (link posted above by @dedhed) says the 1984 model used Ishiwata 022 double-butted tubing for the main triangle, with hi-ten stays and forks. This source also indicates Ishiwata 022 was double-butted, and gives the wall dimensions as 0.9/0.6/0.9mm.

If yours is a 1984 model, well, . . . I'm guessing that means it has a double-butted main triangle (Ishiwata 022) with hi-ten stays and forks. And I'd also guess the 1985 and 1986 models were pretty much the same (though I could well be wrong about that).
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Originally Posted by Billydog
Correct...It has quad butted tubing......
How do you know that? Decals on the frame? What exactly does the decal say? And what about the decal on the fork?
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Originally Posted by Billydog
What is quad-butt tubing? I never heard of it..
Now you've got 10 posts, you need only wait until tomorrow to post some close-up pics. Leave sarcasm out of the text .
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Now you've got 10 posts, you need only wait until tomorrow to post some close-up pics. Leave sarcasm out of the text .

....I like the sarcasm. We don't get enough sarcasm here.
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Here is pictures of my "Maruishi Excellence" that I bought for $160..
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