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Old 07-05-09, 04:39 PM
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Sintesi Competizione?

I have been looking for a bike for my brother. I found one today, but I am unfamiliar with it. I know it is lower/mid-level built with a mix of Shimano 105, Sugino, Dia Compe, and Maillard hubs and I am not sure about the rims. Columbus Cromor Tubes. Made in Taiwan. I know it is nothing special, but it will be a good starter bike for my brother. Just curious if anyone has any info about Sintezi Bikes.

















Thanks in advance,
Jake

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Old 07-17-09, 05:56 PM
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i hope somebody makes a good reply to this post, i just picked up the same bike from the junk yard. I cannot find anything about it either. Message me if you know anything please.
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Old 07-17-09, 08:10 PM
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Can't help you other than to say it's probably a pretty good bike. The mix of frame tubing and components could have been worse. A little rust remover, rubbing compound, wax, and then get the components clean and lubed and it's a decent ride, no doubt.
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It seems vaguely familiar but I don't recall from where. Cromor is decent mid-range tubing, but the tre tubi designation indicates it's only used for the three main tubes. 105 are decent lower mid-range derailleurs, but I see it has alpha 5000 brakes, which are more upper entry level. The derailleurs are 1987-1989. The brakes are from the same period but it's a strange mix for both to be OEM and then you top it off with Maillard hubs! Sounds like this one has been though a few stages of building. The frame is definitely post 1987, possibly even into the early 1990s. Seems like a decent enough starter bicycle. You're a good brother.
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Old 07-18-09, 10:55 PM
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Thanks for the replies guys! I guess it is still a bit of a mystery. After quite a bit of searching I have found pics of two identical models (and sizes) of the Sintesi, and one other sintesi that appeared to be even lower end than this.I tore it down and there was actually only a little surface rust, nothing internal. Everything slid out easily and the components cleaned up well. I actually can't decide which bike will end up my brothers, this one ,or swap the parts over to an 87 trek 1000 frame. Either way I have a 105 crank from the same era that will top off the group a little better than the sugino.

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