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Old 05-14-07, 10:44 AM
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Does my 1987 Davidson Challenge count, if it has Tange tubing?


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Old 05-14-07, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by nlerner
My aunt had a bike with that decal. The Japaneses always tried to make their names sound really American, sometimes they tried a little too hard.
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Old 05-14-07, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by USAZorro
Those Koga-Miyatas are really nice bikes, but weren't they actually built in Europe?
Yes and no

The frame is a Miyata frame from Japan. Parts come from everywhere around the globe (but most of Jp - Shimano

Everything is assembled to a complete bike in Heerenveen, the Netherlands. Marketing is Dutch also, as is a share in the development.

Does those facts make them Dutch or Japanese?

Does the facts make Univegas Japanese?

Moreover, nobody will doubt Panasonic is Japanese, but on the chainstay on the chainstay of my MC-Comp I read the claim "Panasonic, an international bicycle brand"

The matter of origin is a pretty complicated one

Anyway, my Koga Miyatas breath A LOT Japan.
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Old 05-14-07, 01:42 PM
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Not vintage but... '90 RB-1
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Old 05-14-07, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by ga_mueller
Does my 1987 Davidson Challenge count, if it has Tange tubing?


Um... No, but that's a nice ride.
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Old 05-15-07, 10:22 PM
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Here's my new one. Ignore the weeny rear cog, I had to put that on to ride it around on the street a little bit.

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Old 05-16-07, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by nlerner
Seems like this thread is calling out for a shot of the downtube decal on a Kabuki I sold over the weekend. Fwiw, I've also seen this decal on other Japanese bikes.

Neal

I owned a Bridgestone with that exact decal in the early 70's.
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Old 05-16-07, 01:16 PM
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Old School Nishiki ~ Rotten tires

Just found this bike today with dry rotten flat tires and tubes.

Looks like its been sitting since near new.

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Old 06-01-07, 04:06 PM
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Unknown year Panasonic DX2000. It's not bad, but I am looking for better. I found it for free on the side of the road. Basically new, requiring new tires, tubes, and cables. I added the saddle and fenders.




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Old 06-03-07, 05:43 PM
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Takara "Olympian"

Takara "Olympian" --- A friend of mine gave me this when he moved a couple of years ago. I recently started working on it, getting it back to riding condition.

Anybody have info on this? Can't find much in a search... (ps --- I put the kickstand on it so it would stand up while I work on it. I was tired of it falling over.)



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Old 06-03-07, 05:54 PM
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Just found this X03 yesterday, for $20!! Not a mountain bike, yet not a road bike. An early hybrid. 21 speed, yep front is triple. I'm putting new cables on it sometime this week. The shifter housings are shot too. I added the Brooks, new tires, and put on an acceptable front wheel. (Had a chrome huffy wheel) I believe it's a 93?,,,,BD

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Old 06-08-07, 03:46 AM
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Originally Posted by alicestrong


1984 Centurion Elite RS
That's a good looking bike. Nice unusual colour scheme.
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Old 06-08-07, 11:17 AM
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My early 80's Nishiki
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Behold! Early 80's (?) Bianchi Piaggio "Classica". Hi-Mn tubing, Suntour AR derailer, Suntour Powershifter friction stem shifters. Complete with dork disk, turkey levers, and reflectors. It makes a perfectly servicable commuter.

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Old 06-10-07, 08:27 PM
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Just joined the Japanese club today: My $80 Lotus Challenger...

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Shogun Prairie Breaker Pro.

A $10.99 thrift shop find in bad shape.I installed new Wienmann ATB wheels and Ground Control tires,swapped the BioPace rings for round Power Rings and installed a Planet X XC handlebar. Took it out for a ride at a local trail recently after some minor tweaking. It turned out to be a nice ride. I stayed out on the trail much longer than usual just enjoying the bike. I think I may have posted this before but I didn't find anything on the search tool. Thanks for looking.
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Old 06-16-07, 08:30 AM
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What is that? It looks like it has the GT "triple triangle" frame construction...
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That's a sweet 3 Rensho! I've always wanted one of those.
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Old 06-16-07, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by alicestrong
What is that? It looks like it has the GT "triple triangle" frame construction...
This one came out in 1987,some say just before the GT came out with the Korakarum K2.I had that bike also.Nashbar also sold a triple triangle time trial frame with a 24" front wheel at the time.
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Originally Posted by HoustonGal
Behold! Early 80's (?) Bianchi Piaggio "Classica". Hi-Mn tubing, Suntour AR derailer, Suntour Powershifter friction stem shifters. Complete with dork disk, turkey levers, and reflectors. It makes a perfectly servicable commuter.


I didn't know Bianchi had a Japanese branch.
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