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Road Ace 303

Old 07-26-11, 05:03 AM
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Road Ace 303

I just bought a Road Ace 303. Never heard of them. It is in great shape just dirty and dusty since it was in a barn since 1987. I brought it to a bike shop and asked them a few questions of it but they said they haven't seen one of these in a very long time and don't know much of them or their history. I left it there to have it gone over. The decals on teh bike and the metal badge on the front have the pic of a kangaroo. Does anyone out there know of this bike and can give me some history of it. I will get it back from teh shop on wensday adn I will take a few pics of it and post them. I am hoping someone knows of this bike or has had one and can tell me anything of them. Thank you for any info sent my way.
Today I will take this road ace out for a ride and i will let you know how it went. I am new to the this site or even to biking. I have been asked to post a picture and since i am new to this site where do i go to upload pics. I have been reading alot of what you all have put in of what you have and your advise to others and i really do like this who knows maybe i found a new hobby and in time new friends. I will try to post some pics today or tomorrow if i can figure out how to post them thnak you all for all you say have a great day and great riding

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Old 07-26-11, 06:45 AM
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Old 07-26-11, 06:46 AM
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The Road Ace was made by Marushi, the kangaroo label (not to mention the "Road Ace" name) is a giveaway.

I bought a 505 frame set when I was a teenager, it was my first quality bike.
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I picked up a Rodachi 707 a while ago. Actually, that's what the seller's next door neighbor called the bike. It is Marushi made, Kangaroo label and all. The bike is fitted with Shimano Arabesque components. I should take another look at it one of these days...

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