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01-10-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 123,830
Posted By T-Mar

The 2nd character is almost certainly the number...

The 2nd character is almost certainly the number "zero", as opposed to the letter "oh". That would make it a 1980 model. The format is consistent is Miki, a known contractor for SR brand bicycles.
12-23-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By T-Mar

I'd just visit my LBS or CO-OP and ask if I could...

I'd just visit my LBS or CO-OP and ask if I could rummage through their garbage for broken Shimano derailleurs. Shimano used stamped offsets, press fit pins and threaded studs as cage stops. Based on...
12-23-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the forged Campagnolo dropouts and fork...

Based on the forged Campagnolo dropouts and fork crown style, I'm inclined to agree with juvela that this is a San Remo Model 94. Seat post size looks quite large. I'm expecting 27.0-27.2mm which...
12-23-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By T-Mar

Win

Win
12-22-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By T-Mar

That's not a water bottle but a small bottle of...

That's not a water bottle but a small bottle of chain oil or similar lubricant. You'd never be able to mount a water bottle on a seat stay, due to heel strike. Some riders would have problems even...
12-18-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By T-Mar

Hmm, no mentions of the differences in the frame...

Hmm, no mentions of the differences in the frame materials;

III was a quad butted VALite frame with VALite fork and stays
IV was a quad butted CrMo frame with VALite fork and stays
V was a quad...
12-18-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,276
Posted By T-Mar

+1. While I can't read it from the picture, it's...

+1. While I can't read it from the picture, it's not Dutch. If it was from the Netherlands, it would be branded Koga Miyata. The Swedes, and possibly the rest of Scandanavia, were a different market...
12-16-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,276
Posted By T-Mar

I saw the serial number on the upper head leg in...

I saw the serial number on the upper head leg in the original set of pictures but could not read it. It indicates that the frame was manufactured during the 2nd fortnight of 1992. So it would appear...
12-16-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,276
Posted By T-Mar

Are sure that his is a 100th anniversary model?...

Are sure that his is a 100th anniversary model? While it does have the early APA lugs, all the cables are running along the top tube and it employs a top pull front derailleur. To me, that suggests a...
12-16-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,276
Posted By T-Mar

Most brands topped out their ATB frames at 22",...

Most brands topped out their ATB frames at 22", as that was considered the equivalent of a 25" road frame. The market for bigger frames falls off quickly above these sizes, so they are harder to...
12-14-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,002
Posted By T-Mar

Clean cogs and chains run noisier than dirtier...

Clean cogs and chains run noisier than dirtier ones. The build-up of oily dirt on the chain and cogs decreases the noise, by providing a soft layer than prevents direct metal on metal contact. It's...
12-12-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By T-Mar

Fluting is an old method to increase the...

Fluting is an old method to increase the stiffness of a tube by increasing the section modulus relative to to a specific axis or axes, depending on the number of flutes.

The practice goes back to...
12-11-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 709
Posted By T-Mar

Serial number, in conjunction with frame features...

Serial number, in conjunction with frame features points to August 1983, so it's right around the crossover between 1983 and 1984 models. Offhand, I don't recall Bianchi specifying Galli components,...
12-09-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By T-Mar

Resembles the outline of the old Torpado badge an...

Resembles the outline of the old Torpado badge an looks more mid-1970s than mid-1960s.
12-09-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 26,362
Posted By T-Mar

It could also be a factory error or supply issue....

It could also be a factory error or supply issue. The literature shows 28C for the Uno LS, then 25C for the other sports models and 23C for the racing models. So, even if was a printing error in the...
12-09-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 26,362
Posted By T-Mar

The 1988-1989, 700C version of the Uno LS was...

The 1988-1989, 700C version of the Uno LS was spec'd with 28C tyres.
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By T-Mar

I believe this is a 1986 model. The serial number...

I believe this is a 1986 model. The serial number will provide confirmation.

These were intended for very short riders, which were usually women. The smaller front wheel allowed for a lower and...
12-08-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,161
Posted By T-Mar

The wear patterns you describe are typical of...

The wear patterns you describe are typical of bicycles owned by experienced cyclists or those equipped with indexed shifting systems. However, bicycles with friction shifting that were owned by...
12-07-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,161
Posted By T-Mar

My first suspect would be small cog wear. It was...

My first suspect would be small cog wear. It was fairly common for new riders to suffer from derailleur anxiety. They would find a gear they liked and leave it there. This was usually the small cog...
12-06-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By T-Mar

I meant that "Spanish Flu" is a misnomer for the...

I meant that "Spanish Flu" is a misnomer for the 1918-1920 influenza pandemic. It was only called that because the first reports of widespread infection and deaths came out of neutral Spain. The...
12-06-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By T-Mar

C. Itoh was a Japanese trading company that...

C. Itoh was a Japanese trading company that marketed a variety of products manufactured in Japan. They had an American division that was the liaison between USA bicycle companies and Bridgestone in...
12-05-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By T-Mar

I don't. The so-called Spanish Flu would be far...

I don't. The so-called Spanish Flu would be far from their minds. They'd be arriving from the cold war era with the threat of nuclear and biological weaponry. Schools were doing routine 'duck and...
12-05-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By T-Mar

Cyclists from the 1950s wouldn't be laughing at...

Cyclists from the 1950s wouldn't be laughing at us but looking on in shock, the moment they saw everybody wearing masks. Then they'd head straight back, with out even looking at our bicycle...
12-05-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By T-Mar

That's definitely a freewheel. You don't have to...

That's definitely a freewheel. You don't have to remove the notched ring and remiving it wont' make it any easier to remove the freewheel body. As noted by Reynolds, put the freewheel tool in a vise,...
12-03-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By T-Mar

That appears to be a SunTour XCT rear derailleur,...

That appears to be a SunTour XCT rear derailleur, so it should be the 1991 model.
12-03-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2,336
Views: 776,673
Posted By T-Mar

The serial number doesn't seem to fit but it's...

The serial number doesn't seem to fit but it's definitely the 1990 version based on the decals, monostay and Shimano 200GS components. This is an entry level ATB, 9th in Nishiki's 10 model, adult ATB...
12-02-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By T-Mar

Obviously, somebody at Bianchi USA was into...

Obviously, somebody at Bianchi USA was into NASCAR. I can just picture them walking around the office (in a counter-clockwise direction) in their celeste Bianchi T-shirt and Confederate flag cap. :D
12-02-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By T-Mar

When Piaggio took over Bianchi, circa 1980, sales...

When Piaggio took over Bianchi, circa 1980, sales were handled though Vespa of America, which was located in Brisbane, California. In late 1984, Bianchi USA was established and while there was a...
12-02-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By T-Mar

The serial number indicates June 1986 frame...

The serial number indicates June 1986 frame manufacture. That's early enough that it should be a 1986 model. It's an excellent good match for the French market, 1986 Peugeot PXR80, with the...
12-01-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 26,362
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the decal style and components, it's a...

Based on the decal style and components, it's a 1987 Miele Uno, which was the bottom of the line sports model. It looks to be OEM with the exception of replacement nylon pedals, saddle and foam bar...
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By T-Mar

This is not the pre-boom American Eagle brand....

This is not the pre-boom American Eagle brand. The subject bicycle is an entry level ATB. The frame is TIG welded and almost certainly hi-tensile steel based on what appear to be stamped dropouts and...
11-30-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By T-Mar

The hooks or small beads on the inside of the...

The hooks or small beads on the inside of the sidewalls of wired-on rims are primarily to aid the seating and retention of foldable tyres. The Kevlar cords encased in the beads of a folding tyre do...
11-28-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,028
Posted By T-Mar

SunTour was the most popular brand of derailleur...

SunTour was the most popular brand of derailleur on bicycles sold in the USA for about a 10 year period, from 1975 to 1985. They had to the forefront with good performing, value oriented derailleurs,...
11-28-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,324
Posted By T-Mar

Silver Dura-Ace 7700 on the 1997 team Polti...

Silver Dura-Ace 7700 on the 1997 team Polti bicycles...
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11-28-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By T-Mar

I've seen maybe a handful of Volscycle Apex....

I've seen maybe a handful of Volscycle Apex. Components varied a bit but they were all 1970s entry level models with hi-tensile steel frames, stem mounted shift levers, brake safety levers, steel 27"...
11-27-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 77,758
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle appears to a 1990 Talera in...

The subject bicycle appears to a 1990 Talera in the Pearl Aqua finish and outfitted with Shimano 200GS components. It was 8th in GT's 9 model ATB line and had an MSRP of $299 US. in 1990, Shimano's...
11-26-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,991
Posted By T-Mar

That sounds correct. Durifort had a butted...

That sounds correct. Durifort had a butted tubeset with a 1.1mm/0.75 mm, single butted seat tube. For a metric standard seat tube, that would result in a 26.5mm nominal inner diameter, at the top,...
11-26-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,991
Posted By T-Mar

I can appreciate the temptation this posed. All...

I can appreciate the temptation this posed. All the issues are relatively minor. Hopefully, the movements provide no surprises. The SX-73 was a mid-range touring model. To-day we'd probably consider...
11-24-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,292
Views: 340,890
Posted By T-Mar

This version of the Trofeo is curious, as it...

This version of the Trofeo is curious, as it appears tobe a 1988 model year sporting a 1986-1987 New 600EX group. We've seen enough of them over the years to know that this is how they came from the...
11-24-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,292
Views: 340,890
Posted By T-Mar

Agreed it's a 1988 Giro, based on the decal style...

Agreed it's a 1988 Giro, based on the decal style in combination with the tretubi Formlua Two tubeset and the infamous Syncro II shift levers.
11-21-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By T-Mar

Humber, possibly a Cob, appears to be post war...

Humber, possibly a Cob, appears to be post war through 1950s.
11-20-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 123,830
Posted By T-Mar

The frame features definitely fit the 1980 era...

The frame features definitely fit the 1980 era but my impression of the frame workmanship is not so favourable. The tangs on the rear brake would normally be indicative of a high end model, the...
11-20-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 133,972
Posted By T-Mar

With the exception of a few of the true...

With the exception of a few of the true competition models, all of the Sekine derailleur equipped bicycles produced during the 1973-1983 period employed spoke protectors. In the very late 1970s the...
11-20-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By T-Mar

Check the upper seat tube for the serial number....

Check the upper seat tube for the serial number. I don't see it in the 4th photograph. so it may be oriented towards the non-drive side.
11-20-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,928
Posted By T-Mar

Acera was actually the successor to Acera-X, with...

Acera was actually the successor to Acera-X, with the latter being the 1st generation of the Acera series. Acera-X was produced for the 1995-1998 model years. It's was 7th in Shimano range of 8 ATB...
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By T-Mar

I don't have any appreciation for market...

I don't have any appreciation for market conditions in Bucharest, so I won't comment on the current value. However, 7 speed RX100 should place it early 1990s and make it very low mid-range. In the...
11-18-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 966
Posted By T-Mar

[QUOTE=Bianchigirll;21795528]...I switched to SPD...

[QUOTE=Bianchigirll;21795528]...I switched to SPD with the least mountain bike looking shoe I could find.../QUOTE]

So, these are your shoes?...
11-15-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,968
Posted By T-Mar

Below dates are model years of the commercial...

Below dates are model years of the commercial release of the Columbus C&V (pre-2000) road tubesets. It does not include track, ATB, BMX , tandem or specialty/rebranded tubesets developed for bicycle...
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By T-Mar

Given a tretubi CrMo frameset, at least the...

Given a tretubi CrMo frameset, at least the Chorus would be upgrades. It would be pretentious of me to offer a value when I have no appreciation for the used bicycle market conditions in Spain.
11-12-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By T-Mar

That big paint chip on the top of the top tube,...

That big paint chip on the top of the top tube, right behind the head lug is generally indicative of a bent frame due to a head-on crash of some sort. Even the eras for the derailleurs don't match....
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