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03-22-19, 02:52 PM
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1st generation Dura-Ace side-pull brakes were...

1st generation Dura-Ace side-pull brakes were boss in the mid-1970s. They were 40% less expensive than Campagnolo, with all the performance and drilled levers to boot. The quick release wasn't as...
03-22-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 19,365
Posted By T-Mar

Even if you had catalogues, they wouldn't help...

Even if you had catalogues, they wouldn't help you. The picture has very poor resolution , you can't see anything back past the crankset and the bicycle in the foreground is obscuring partially...
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Views: 150
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No, it's not a Colnago Arabesque by any extent of...

No, it's not a Colnago Arabesque by any extent of the imagination. This a a cheap, hi-tensile steel frame with stamped dropouts and plate seat stay bridge. This would be worth ~$20, in it's current...
03-22-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 4,261
Posted By T-Mar

Here is a mid 1890s Rouxel & Dubois poster that...

Here is a mid 1890s Rouxel & Dubois poster that is interesting in that it depicts an tandem convention that was popular in the era. Primarily utilized by couples, tandems presented the social issue...
03-22-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 4,261
Posted By T-Mar

Originally, I thought that the Toulouse-Lautrec...

Originally, I thought that the Toulouse-Lautrec poster for Simpson chains was creepy, when I first saw it in the mid-1970s. That was because I had thought that he had committed a faux pas and drawn...
03-22-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 781
Posted By T-Mar

The boom era GAN-Mercier Equipe model is readily...

The boom era GAN-Mercier Equipe model is readily distinguishable from the more common 300 model. They were Campagnolo (Nuovo) Record equipped and consequently used a Campagnolo dropout, making them...
03-22-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 613
Posted By T-Mar

The Nishiki Alpha & Beta were part of the NFS...

The Nishiki Alpha & Beta were part of the NFS (Need For Speed) series designed by Richard Cunningham. This series was designed around smaller. stiffer, lighter and more areodynamic 650C wheels. As...
03-22-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By T-Mar

I was thinking that it might be from spreading...

I was thinking that it might be from spreading the rear triangle to accommodate a larger OLD hub. The Centurion Ironman Carbon was 1988 only and equipped with Dura-Ace 7 speed. which would have 126mm...
03-21-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By T-Mar

Looks Japanese, circa 1975-1977, upper entry...

Looks Japanese, circa 1975-1977, upper entry level to very low mid-range. Stem is at an unsafe height, well above minimum insertion mark. Please provide picture of tubing decal and serial number....
03-21-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 781
Posted By T-Mar

Red 531 versus green 531 is indicative of 531SL...

Red 531 versus green 531 is indicative of 531SL (Special Lightweight). This was an even thinner gauge of 531 favoured by some French manufactures for their pro racing models (i.e late 1970s Peugeot...
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Views: 510
Posted By T-Mar

Watching decals flake off a Pinarello. The C&V...

Watching decals flake off a Pinarello. The C&V definition of boredom.
03-21-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 281
Posted By T-Mar

I'd agree on a Prestige but I also see a...

I'd agree on a Prestige but I also see a Tommasini Racing decal. However, the Columbus decal is SL, consistent with both Racing and Prestige. Had it not been for the pre-Air fork, I would have said...
03-21-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 781
Posted By T-Mar

I've never collected and studied the Mercier...

I've never collected and studied the Mercier serial numbers because relatively few surface. However, there may be 7x year codes on the rear derailleur's cage and underside of the body of the front...
03-21-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 4,261
Posted By T-Mar

Look closer. It's lined. You can see tufts of the...

Look closer. It's lined. You can see tufts of the lining spilling over the top edge.
03-21-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 4,261
Posted By T-Mar

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-21-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 781
Posted By T-Mar

See the edit to my previous post.

See the edit to my previous post.
03-21-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 781
Posted By T-Mar

It is a Mercier 300, also known as the Ultra...

It is a Mercier 300, also known as the Ultra Road. The 300 used a complete Reynolds 531DB tubeset and was direct competition for the Gitane Tour de France and Peugeot PX10.

Edit: Here's a circa...
03-21-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 231,973
Posted By T-Mar

Bianchi's Japanese source typically stamped the...

Bianchi's Japanese source typically stamped the S/N on the BB shell, so it may be under the nylon cable guide. I've also seen them use the lower seat tube, typically on the non-drive side. However, I...
03-21-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 781
Posted By T-Mar

What a piece of Poo-Poo.

What a piece of Poo-Poo.
03-21-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By T-Mar

You may get more results on the Nishiki if you...

You may get more results on the Nishiki if you search under Alpha and Beta. While they were part of the Cunningham designed NFS (Need For Speed) series, many owners simply call them an Alpha or Beta....
03-21-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By T-Mar

Typically, Shimano would have been into mass...

Typically, Shimano would have been into mass production of the 1990 model year components by August 1989. Consequently, the most likely scenario is that the label indicates a display item used at one...
03-20-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By T-Mar

A 1987 model will a 1986-1987 Campione del Mondo...

A 1987 model will a 1986-1987 Campione del Mondo decal located on the down tube, just above the shift lever bosses. It will be rectangular in shape. A 1988 will have the same decal but it will be...
03-20-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 4,261
Posted By T-Mar

On the other hand, I do find these to be...

On the other hand, I do find these to be borderline creepy.
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03-20-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 4,261
Posted By T-Mar

Unlike the preceding Liberator poster, here is...

Unlike the preceding Liberator poster, here is some typical PAL artwork, with very feminine, goddess like figures and images that symbolize increased female freedom and stature, pleasure and health....
03-20-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 4,261
Posted By T-Mar

It may be cold but it's intentionally cold. It's...

It may be cold but it's intentionally cold. It's a c.1900 poster by PAL (Jean de Paléologue) who was arguably the most prolific of the early cycling poster artists. I'm aware of about 12 cycling...
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