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Old 09-21-12, 12:46 PM
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I posted my new Apollo on the C&V inquire page, but she's a pretty Apollo that should be in this tread.

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...7#post14759567

All I currently know is she's an Apollo MK VI with lots of Dura-Ace hardware and apparently different end of handlebar shifters that are sunpro. Lots of picture on my other thread, but here is the pretty shot. I plan to clean and tweek this bike, she will probably end up as my main long haul road bike. 23" frame and 21" top tube.

Picked it up at a rummage sale for $10. I've never had a bike with everything having a name brand...from the seat post to the cargo rack. It's light, AL wheels help a lot.

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It would be a lot lighter without the rack and if it had the orignal tubular rims and tires.
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Which Apollo Frame Is It?

Hello, please help to identify the name of frameset. Guess what: Apollo Jaguar?


Full set of photos https://picasaweb.google.com/103753535283575584724/ApolloCityCrossSinglespeed?authkey=Gv1sRgCJ6yrs7c1cCpywE#


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Old 04-15-14, 12:34 PM
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Apollo "Ten Speed"

Bought this Apollo in Toronto and the previous owner said it was a 1979.... I don't know too much about Apollos and havent seen many of them here so I have no idea. Its got a front badge from a local bike shop that closed years ago that I am assuming assembled it. Sun tour Derailleur that has god knows how many kilometers on it

Pros: Runs smoothly, very rigid frame
Cons: Spongy brakes (Dia Compe), Weight (30.5 lbs)



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Old 06-21-14, 07:52 PM
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Hey all, this is my first post on my first build.

The subject was a donation from a good friend: A 1983 Apollo sport 10 speed



This started out as a simple restoration and a way to learn bike mechanics. The bike was pretty much all original. LOTS of rust. LOTS of seized bolts.


After dismantling the carcass I decided to go for a single-speed conversion, starting with a paint job.


Paint stripping. YAY...


Finally got the shine after some brushing, grinding and sanding.


...another shot


PRIMER!!


four coats of paint. 5-6 coats of clear. (decided to keep the forks bare and apply several coats of clear. hopefully holds up in the wet.)


Some new parts for the build.


BAM! Single-speed, bad-touch-bullet. 113mm cheapo shimano BB. 16Tx46T flywheel and vuelta chain ring. 700c Vuelta zerolite comp wheelset on serfas sera rubber. crappy Deda handlebar and bar tape. original brake lever and calipers. original seat post and new cheapo saddle. foam crossbar with rubberized camo tape.


PIC 2


PIC 3


PIC 4


Overall, I learned A LOT. I am pretty happy with the final product, but I can already see a bunch of stuff I would do on future builds to sharpen the final product. Rigid and rides fast. I think it's going to be a fun summer

Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome!
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Old 06-21-14, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by apollo mike View Post
Bought this Apollo in Toronto and the previous owner said it was a 1979.... I don't know too much about Apollos and havent seen many of them here so I have no idea. Its got a front badge from a local bike shop that closed years ago that I am assuming assembled it. Sun tour Derailleur that has god knows how many kilometers on it

Pros: Runs smoothly, very rigid frame
Cons: Spongy brakes (Dia Compe), Weight (30.5 lbs)
You can get an idea about the age of the bike by looking at the serial number on the bike frame. The first two numbers (e.g. 83 3 4545) indicates the year of production.
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Old 06-23-14, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by apollo mike View Post
Bought this Apollo in Toronto and the previous owner said it was a 1979....
Hi apollo mike,

I think your Apollo is older than 1979. It looks 1974 or older.

Can you post a picture of the serial number? The serial number may be on the seat post, non-drive side, above the bottom bracket; or it may be on the bottom of the bottum bracket shell.

The serial number may shed some light on the date of the bike.
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Old 06-23-14, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by kanjinfo View Post
You can get an idea about the age of the bike by looking at the serial number on the bike frame. The first two numbers (e.g. 83 3 4545) indicates the year of production.
Hi Kanjinfo,

I cannot see any of your attached pictures.

Is the example serial number that you gave the serial number for your Sport 10? Is there another digit?
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Old 06-23-14, 07:38 PM
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Ya, I had some issues with the pic posting.

I made an Imgur gallery here.

edit: also, no I just made up the serial, with the exception of the first two digits, which are the year.
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Old 07-11-14, 06:11 AM
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Apollo eclipse?

Just wondering if any of you have any info on this bike. I got it given and he didn't know what it was and the person before him had paint it gold. Iv got some of the paint off and it's an apollo and I think it says eclipse. Any info on year?

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Old 07-11-14, 08:43 AM
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I've seen a lot of Apollos from different decades but I've never seen that version of the logo. A special UK export model is my wild-a$$, uninformed guess.
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Old 07-12-14, 02:57 PM
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could be Australian, I also notice that the bike has right hand front brake, many aussie bikes have that and lots of british ones
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@terrors is correct, the Eclipse is an Australian model.

Bicycles Network Australia - Australian Cycling Forums ? View topic - Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread
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Old 07-16-14, 09:57 PM
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'82 prestige XL for $20, added upgrades. nice garage find- original owner was a part time cyclist, got wacked, his kin got his training bike sat in a garage for yrs.

have done a couple half centuries with it, longer wheelbase is stable on the downhill.
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Hello! I am new to this thread, but saw the photos of the Apollos and have a question. I have an old Apollo (have had it for twenty years or more) and am wondering about its history. The serial number is a very faint 06? followed by either a 5 or an S followed by 4393. It has a Fred Deely sticker and Kuwahara markings. I would post a picture, but I am not sure how to go about that, my files are too large apparently.
Thank you in advance for any help with this. : )

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Old 10-16-14, 03:45 PM
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Here are the 4 photos. Hope they are big enough to see properly!! : )
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Originally Posted by jcmac View Post
Hello! I am new to this thread, but saw the photos of the Apollos and have a question. I have an old Apollo (have had it for twenty years or more) and am wondering about its history. The serial number is a very faint 06? followed by either a 5 or an S followed by 4393. It has a Fred Deely sticker and Kuwahara markings. . . .
Hi jcmac,

thanks for posting your serial number and pics.

I assume the serial number is on the bottom bracket. If so, then I think the full serial number is 8506 54393.

I have seen another Apollo with a serial number very close to your serial number. It was a Regent model. It had a similar tubing decal. This is a mid-level Apollo model.

Pictures of the fork crown, rear derailleur and dropouts, and tubing decal would be helpful in identification.
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Old 10-17-14, 11:31 AM
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when you get a chance put the cables over the bars and try to get pictures of the drive side of the bike then one gets to see the components better.
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Have added the new pictures! Hope this is what you needed. : )
Thanks so much for such a quick response!!

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Hi jcmac,

thanks for posting your serial number and pics.

I assume the serial number is on the bottom bracket. If so, then I think the full serial number is 8506 54393.

I have seen another Apollo with a serial number very close to your serial number. It was a Regent model. It had a similar tubing decal. This is a mid-level Apollo model.

Pictures of the fork crown, rear derailleur and dropouts, and tubing decal would be helpful in identification.
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Hello terrors! Thank you for such a quick response to my post. : ) I have added three pictures, but have not yet taken a full side picture. Will these 3 be good enough, or do I still need a full on??
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Old 10-21-14, 11:30 AM
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Hi jcmac
Pics are great, I still think that a shot of the full bike from the drive side is best to give a complete picture of the entire unit.
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Hello terrors! Went and took some more pictures, one of the drive side and some of the components close up. Thanks so much for helping in this!! : ) Hope I have not got carried away with the photos!!



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Hi jcmac
Pics are great, I still think that a shot of the full bike from the drive side is best to give a complete picture of the entire unit.
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^Deeley decal implies it came out of western Canada. I'll take a stab and say 1988. As mentioned earlier, a nice mid-price bike.
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Hi jcmac
Pics look great, nice to see the whole bike, thanks. It looks like a very large bike at least 60cm I think. So, couple of things, brake cables to go over top of bars not under, and the front wheel QR should be on the other side , matches up with the rear. Great colour as well. Yes I believe Hummer is correct and that this is an eighty-five (1985)
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Hi terrors! Thanks so much for the info. : ) Yes, it is damn tall. I can barely get my leg over it at times!! Whoever bought it originally must have been very tall. (Like my son, who is 6'7"! He can inherit it!!) I have never done anything to the bike myself. Took it to a bike shop once to get it tuned up, but beyond that nothing. It never seemed to need anything to be a great bike, unlike others I have owned which needed to be constantly tweaked. I only recently got back into riding more frequently, and had forgotten how much I love this bike. Should I change the cables? So is the consensus that this is a 1985 Regent then? Just to clarify. Where would this Apollo be built? Japan? Or is it related to the Australian Apollo bikes?
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