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06-12-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By T-Mar

While the plastic housing is broken, tension in...

While the plastic housing is broken, tension in the cable should keep the housing barrel seated against the internal metal bracket and allow it to function. If the barrel is "popping out", this...
06-12-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By T-Mar

Technically, it's called a Lever Boss Cover. It's...

Technically, it's called a Lever Boss Cover. It's only one part of Shimano's New 600EX SIS shift lever set, whose part number is SL-6208. It's an adapter that fits over the mounting boss and engages...
06-11-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By T-Mar

Here's the entry in the 1977 catalogue. There's...

Here's the entry in the 1977 catalogue. There's no change though 1980, except for the part number, which was changed to the new numbering ssytem....
06-10-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By T-Mar

A 2-3mm gap at the screw mounting would be...

A 2-3mm gap at the screw mounting would be typical for a mounted and tightened brake cable clamp on an imperial (1"/25.4mm) top tube. If you could tighten them to where there was no gap, they...
06-08-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 280,065
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the frame features in conjunction with...

Based on the frame features in conjunction with the serial number, your frame was manufactured in Italy during 1981, though it could be late enough in the year to be a 1982 model. Given the era, the...
06-07-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By T-Mar

+1.

+1.
06-04-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 767
Posted By T-Mar

Muscular legs alone do not a cyclist make.

Muscular legs alone do not a cyclist make.
06-04-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 767
Posted By T-Mar

Assuming this is TdF picture as race number says...

Assuming this is TdF picture as race number says L'Equipe in top band and jersey is French or Italian national team. Derailleur with bottom bracket chain tensioner places it 1947 -1950. Rider's...
06-03-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,623
Posted By T-Mar

The Japanese were the masters of trickle down...

The Japanese were the masters of trickle down technology, value added engineering and Quality Control during this era. Thanks to their efforts, the performance discrepancies between bicycle levels...
06-01-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, this moment may be viewed as the genesis of...

Yes, this moment may be viewed as the genesis of the Campagnolo company but the invention of the quick release had little impact at the time and Campagnolo would not become a major force until the...
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By T-Mar

I see nothing to indicate that this actually is a...

I see nothing to indicate that this actually is a Bianchi. The dropout still has its derailleur hanger and chain stay cable stop, so I assume the absence of top tube cable tunnels and shift lever...
05-27-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By T-Mar

Sorry, I don't have any early 1990s Univega...

Sorry, I don't have any early 1990s Univega catalogues, only price lists. At best, they offeer a cursory description. Both 1993 and 1894 were a 400CX/700CX mix but it doesn't beak things down beyond...
05-23-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By T-Mar

Shimano's CX_series were components designed for...

Shimano's CX_series were components designed for hybrid bicycles. They were produced for the 1992-1995 model years. The Via de Oro was Univega's top hybrid during this era but was equipped with...
05-23-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,623
Posted By T-Mar

While the rear derailleur is New Cyclone, which...

While the rear derailleur is New Cyclone, which was released for the 1985 model year, my 1985 Nashbar literature shows the 1985 model still being the MK II. The MK III came out in 1986. Still, it...
05-21-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,880
Posted By T-Mar

I'd have to check the Koga-Miyata catalogues but...

I'd have to check the Koga-Miyata catalogues but the American version of the Aero Miyata did not use a butted set, as neither the literature nor decals mention butting. There were two Tange Aero...
05-21-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By T-Mar

In this case, the the mounting claw is not...

In this case, the the mounting claw is not parallel to the cogs. It's hard to tell if the bend is completely in the claw but it appears to be the major contributor. The claw can be removed from the...
05-21-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,880
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, I've seen the Koga-Miyata model with...

Yes, I've seen the Koga-Miyata model with Columbus Max but couldn't remember the exact year and didn't want to research it, hence my open ended statement. Regarding the Tange Aero frames, they fall...
05-21-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,880
Posted By T-Mar

In my opinion, "Designed in the USA" was...

In my opinion, "Designed in the USA" was marketing hype to soften the guilt of Americans wanting to buy superior Japanese manufactured products. Prior to the early 1970s bicycle boom, "Made in Japan"...
05-21-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,880
Posted By T-Mar

Miyata didn't open its tubing mill until the 1981...

Miyata didn't open its tubing mill until the 1981 model year, so everything prior to that is definitely 2nd party and in my experienced the double butted tensile and better tubing was sourced from...
05-20-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,943
Posted By T-Mar

Back to the original question, "step-through" is...

Back to the original question, "step-through" is a generic term used for all ladies' frame styles, while "mixte" is a specific style of step-through frame. Therefore, all mixte frames are...
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By T-Mar

The last year that Jamis used down tube cable...

The last year that Jamis used down tube cable routing for the derailleurs was 1996 and that year's Diablo was available in a metallic finish. Typically, the Diablo was below the Dakota, which was...
05-15-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By T-Mar

Columbus Gara was a plain gauge CrMo tubeset....

Columbus Gara was a plain gauge CrMo tubeset. with 0.8mm main tubes. Basically, it was Columbus Aelle in a CrMO alloy, with the only other difference being lighter gauge seat stays which gave it a...
05-13-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By T-Mar

The rule of thumb is to have a minimum of three...

The rule of thumb is to have a minimum of three full turns of engagement for the locknut. For a standard 24 TPI headset, this equates to 1/8" engagement.
05-12-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By T-Mar

Kenko and Zebra reportedly merged in Decemner...

Kenko and Zebra reportedly merged in Decemner 1969, so that would be 1970 model year. It has been reported that the Lark came out in 1967. This would make your bicycles very late 1960s. The serial...
05-09-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,212
Posted By T-Mar

I'd be hard pressed to use the term "craptastic"...

I'd be hard pressed to use the term "craptastic" in reference to a Univega with a Miyata manufactured, triple butted CrMo frame. even if it does have first generation Cyclone Accushift.
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle would be a distinct downgrade...

The subject bicycle would be a distinct downgrade over a 1984 Miyata 310. It will weigh about 4 lbs more, not perform or ride as well, be harder to maintain and have inferior workmanship. The 310 is...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,474
Posted By T-Mar

Marinoni's Columbus Brain model, circa 1999, was...

Marinoni's Columbus Brain model, circa 1999, was the Ciclo. Brain was an advancement over the previous generation SL, in that the tubing was generally thinner but TIG weldable and offered in options...
04-24-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By T-Mar

I strongly suspect there are a few more numbers...

I strongly suspect there are a few more numbers hidden under the Rizzato sticker. Some members have suggested that the "A" signifies "Atala" but we have seen other alpha characters, suggesting that...
04-23-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By T-Mar

SR's bonded aluminum frame was the Litage, which...

SR's bonded aluminum frame was the Litage, which was also marketed under the Prism brand. They were quite different from this frame. Externally, the lugs appeared very short but they had long...
04-11-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By T-Mar

It looks like there's an issue with the rear...

It looks like there's an issue with the rear derailleur's cage tension spring. I see replacement brake levers, replacement front wheel, replacement rear rim, replacement pedals, replacement saddle....
Replies: 20
Views: 1,450
Posted By T-Mar

The 1984 catalog shows a red logo and small...

The 1984 catalog shows a red logo and small flange hubs, while the 1985 had the black logo and large flange hubs like the OP's bicycle. Still, it doesn't have the shoulder strap bosses or Super...
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By T-Mar

Sorry WGB, I thought you had told me that the...

Sorry WGB, I thought you had told me that the Miyata was going to be for your son.

I'm glad to hear that the Takara frame straightened out. I don't know why everybody recommends using a 2 x 4....
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By T-Mar

For future reference, the subject bicycle is a...

For future reference, the subject bicycle is a circa 1982-1983 Bridgestone Spica. At the time it was an upper entry level model, 2nd from the bottom of the lightweight line. As noted, the frame is a...
02-04-18, 04:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,992
Posted By T-Mar

The tool with two prongs is designed to...

The tool with two prongs is designed to adjust/remove the bearing cup from the freehub. It does not remove the freehub body. Using it to remove the freehub body is analogous to using a pin tool on a...
12-19-09, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,562
Posted By T-Mar

I remember Pineapple Bob but not Triathlon Al. If...

I remember Pineapple Bob but not Triathlon Al. If I recall correctly, Pineapple Bob came along during the Peterson era, in an attempt to make the company image more hip and not look like a big...
10-25-06, 01:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,936
Posted By T-Mar

That would be the PY10FC, which was introduced in...

That would be the PY10FC, which was introduced in 1983. As for being the first commercailly avaialable carbon fibre road bicycle, it was about 10 years too late. Mossberg and Graftek both offered...
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