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Old 10-08-12, 01:21 PM
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Bioracer catalogues

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At the time (end of eighties - begining of nineties), I limited myself to some of the Bio-Racer clothes.
I vaguely remember strange colours and equipment that were quite expensive.
I might still have some period catalogs.

Am I wrong or at the time, Stephen was also living in Belgium like Lemond ?
Would like to see their bike range if featured in any of your brochures. There's nothing online as far as I know. Thanks.
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Old 10-12-12, 01:03 PM
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Would like to see their bike range if featured in any of your brochures. There's nothing online as far as I know. Thanks.
If I still have it, I'll try to dig it out of my attic this weekend
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Old 03-09-13, 03:17 PM
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Stephen Roche BioRacer Bikes

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If I still have it, I'll try to dig it out of my attic this weekend
I now have details on 2 different Stephen Roche BioRacers!

The Cork EL OS and a new unknown model shown here

http://stephenrochebikes.wordpress.c...model-unknown/
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Old 03-09-13, 04:09 PM
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Our Cycles DeVos tandem.




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Old 03-09-13, 04:16 PM
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That is a lovely tandem. Great color. I like those brazed-on racks. Don't see them anywhere except on Belgian touring bikes.
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Old 03-10-13, 11:10 AM
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And on this Zieleman :
http://www.klassiekeracefiets.info/2...an-van-jantje/
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I stand corrected . Nice bike too! And a decent size ... wonder if it is still for sale ...
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Old 03-11-13, 02:18 AM
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1985 Eddie Merckx Corsa

My 56cm 1985 Eddie Merckx Corsa with a first generation Campy Croce D'Aune gruppo including Delta brakes. Pictures are from when I first brought it home so no bar tape.




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Old 03-18-13, 01:51 AM
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[QUOTE=verktyg;15370738]My 56cm 1985 Eddie Merckx Corsa with a first generation Campy Croce D'Aune gruppo including Delta brakes. Pictures are from when I first brought it home so no bar tape./QUOTE]

Very nice!
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Corsa Extra 56cm 1985.
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Old 04-08-13, 01:39 AM
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Robbie, I really don't know what to make of this. Been looking at this for at least five minutes now. I want to ride it.
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Old 04-08-13, 06:11 PM
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Belgian, orange.

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Not quite the pedigree of others listed, but I sure like it.
(1992 Koga-Miyata Excerciser)

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Not quite the pedigree of others listed, but I sure like it.
(1992 Koga-Miyata Excerciser)
Um, I have to ask. What part of Koga-Miyata Excerciser is Belgian? It doesn't sound Belgian. It doesn't even sound French!

But it is a stunning color combination, Belgian or not.
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Old 04-09-13, 12:10 AM
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It's not Belgian, it's Dutch. But at least they speak the same language, albeit with a strange accent in the Netherlands
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Actually, it's Japanese. The frames were made by Miyata, saddles by Ariake, stems and seat posts by SR and contained everything Shimano had to offer (Koga was the local Shimano importer too). Only rims and tires were sourced in Europe AFIK. Only assembly and - especially - marketing & sales took place in Holland.

Having said that, Koga Miyata's were (and still are) top notch bikes. There were no low end models. They were either pretty expensive, very expensive or ridiculously expensive. From personal experience I can say that thirty-year old Koga's are generally in better shape than anything French, Belgian or Italian of that vintage.

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I stand corrected - it's Dutch in the same way that a Merckx is Belgian
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He! In contrast to the K-M, I can say that my Bertin really is so French that it actually is Belgian. The Belgian branch of the family was producing bikes very different from Andre's, but used the Bertin name under license.

Truth be told, that bike is very different from every other bike in my acquaintance too.
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Since this thread has come back from the dead

Here is my 1982 Merckx though some have wondered if these were made in Italy?
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EM is Belgian, the bike factory is in Belgium, what is NOT Belgian about EM bikes?

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I stand corrected - it's Dutch in the same way that a Merckx is Belgian
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I think you are confused. EM rode on a lot of bikes, built in a lot of countries, this thread is about Belgian bikes so it is referencing Belgian EM bikes.

Koga-Miyata IS a Dutch bicycle company, so your comparison is wacky. It is like saying Specialized or Trek is a Chinese company because their bikes are built there.

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Let's not get carried away, guys. As the OP I rule that it's OK to stray across the Belgian borders every once in a while, just to find out what's what.

Just as many bikes with Belgian brand names on them were not made in Belgium, many a Dutch bike was actually made in Belgium (Jan Janssen, Jan de Reus and Jan Groot all had frames made in Belgium). Confusing? Well, Belgium is a very charming, but also bit of a confusing country.
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^Well, at least they know how to brew a nice beer, drink it in large quantities and attend the cyclocross races
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