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Views: 323
Posted By T-Mar

Torpado was arguably the best selling entry...

Torpado was arguably the best selling entry level, Italian bicycle in Ontario and Quebec during the early 1970s bicycle boom. It certainly was in my region and appears to have been in your region...
07-04-22, 11:34 AM
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Posted By T-Mar

I don't believe that I've seen this serial number...

I don't believe that I've seen this serial number format on a Nishiki. I've also never seen a Russian market Nishiki. The drivetrain looks like it has been entrirely rebuilt. Even the front and rear...
07-04-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 239
Posted By T-Mar

It's not uncommon to see frames with seat tubes...

It's not uncommon to see frames with seat tubes that appear to require a smaller than typical seat post. There are a number of factors that may be in play. The seat tube could have burrs, scale or...
07-04-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 447
Posted By T-Mar

Zeta, while not being catalogued by Columbus, was...

Zeta, while not being catalogued by Columbus, was still available into the late 1980s, according to some of my Iiterature. So, it is a possibilty, though it could just as likely be Aelle with a...
07-04-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By T-Mar

Gara is not listed in the 1988 Columbus...

Gara is not listed in the 1988 Columbus literature but it was available at least as early as 1991. We also know that the subject version of the Gara decal was discontinued at least as early as 1998....
07-04-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By T-Mar

True, the claimed weights for tubesets do not...

True, the claimed weights for tubesets do not include the lugs, fork crowns, BB shell, dropouts or any of the brazed-on fittings. These can add substantially to the weight and there can be quite a...
07-03-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 239
Posted By T-Mar

1983 should still be a metric seat tube (i.e,...

1983 should still be a metric seat tube (i.e, 28mm nominal outer diamter).
Vitus 181 nominal seat tube thickness at the post opening was 0.7mm
Therefore, nominal inner diameter is 26.6mm[ I.e. 28 -...
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Views: 323
Posted By T-Mar

Agreed, the big attraction is the 1st generation...

Agreed, the big attraction is the 1st generation Camapgnolo Super Record components. It's unfortunate that the hubs aren't present. That frame itself is only in fair condition and as previously...
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Views: 172
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forum. I believe the subject...

Welcome to the forum. I believe the subject bicycle is mid-1980s. The mono tone paint with contrasting head tube was popular during that era and the components are Shimano New 600EX which date to...
07-02-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By T-Mar

FYI, it's not a 1986 model. It's a 1987 model...

FYI, it's not a 1986 model. It's a 1987 model based on the rectangular Campione Del Mondo decal, which was applied to the 1987 models to take marketing advantage of Moreno Argentin's victory in the...
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Views: 8,617
Posted By T-Mar

Those bicycles are Nishiki International LD, with...

Those bicycles are Nishiki International LD, with the LD standing for Large Diameter (tubing). The tubes are joined to internal lugs using both internal brazing and external heliarc welding for extra...
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Views: 8,617
Posted By T-Mar

Actually, several of those "above models" are...

Actually, several of those "above models" are Canadian market models, which often differed substantially from those offered in the USA market. Nishiki models were independently spec'd by the...
07-02-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By T-Mar

Most lilely, the 2nd character is a "zero", as...

Most lilely, the 2nd character is a "zero", as opposed to an "oh". That would make it a 1990 model, which was the year that Shimano introduced their entry level 200GS group. In 1990, Univega's ATB...
07-02-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 447
Posted By T-Mar

The frame characteristics are that of a contract...

The frame characteristics are that of a contract manufactured, mass production frame. If a 26.8mm post is a tight fit, it might even be Columbus Zeta or an equivalent tubeset. Zeta was a carbon steel...
07-01-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,916
Posted By T-Mar

In celebration of Canada Day, here's my list of...

In celebration of Canada Day, here's my list of iconic Canadian bicycles:

Massey-Harris Silver Ribbon Model 7 "Special" Racer: Specifically the 1899 bicycle borrowed by Major Taylor to win the 1...
07-01-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,170
Posted By T-Mar

Back in 1995, before they they were classified as...

Back in 1995, before they they were classified as C&V, I did a 180 km Ironnman Triathlon leg on a 21 year old bicycle, the day after completing an Olympic distance duathlon on the same bicycle.
07-01-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 824
Posted By T-Mar

Miele models were built with Columbus, Ishiwata...

Miele models were built with Columbus, Ishiwata and Tange tubesets. Columbus' butted and spline reinforced steering column employed five helical ridges. Ishiwata's version used five straight ridges,...
07-01-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 465
Posted By T-Mar

Geoid was simply Scapin's terminology for...

Geoid was simply Scapin's terminology for Columbus' teardrop shaped Megatube concept. Megatube was introduced for the 1995 model year and was a Bianchi exclusive for that year. Consequently, a Scapin...
07-01-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 824
Posted By T-Mar

As previously noted by Doug, not all Miele models...

As previously noted by Doug, not all Miele models had brand embossing. The Miele models with serial numbers on the lower seat tube tended to be the lower end models that were contracted manufactured...
07-01-22, 04:52 AM
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Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle is a 1987 Cresta with a frame...

The subject bicycle is a 1987 Cresta with a frame that was manufactrured sometime in late 1986. It was very common in the bicycle industry to start building the new models in very late summer,...
06-30-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 824
Posted By T-Mar

With the exception of the numbers stamped into...

With the exception of the numbers stamped into the BB shell, this reminds me very much of a Miele. They used that BB shell, with later versions having the Miele logo embossed on it. Also, the stay...
06-29-22, 06:16 AM
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Posted By T-Mar

Thank-you for the photos. Based on the frame...

Thank-you for the photos. Based on the frame characteristics it is a 1992 model. The components appear to be Shimano 300LX, which are consistent with the era, so they are likely original to the...
06-29-22, 05:05 AM
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Posted By T-Mar

Yes, that's definitely a 1989 model. I don't...

Yes, that's definitely a 1989 model. I don't recall the exact position in the line-up but it was a lower mid-range model and had an MSRP of about $450 US. Yours appears to have been almost totally...
06-29-22, 04:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By T-Mar

The post size is exactly what I was expecting....

The post size is exactly what I was expecting. It's definitely not Columbus SLX (as if that was ever in doubt) and almost certainly a Tange tubeset. Unfortunately, Tange used a common gauge seat tube...
06-28-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By T-Mar

I'm having a hard time understanding how the...

I'm having a hard time understanding how the bearings could have fallen out if the cups can't be removed.:foo:


When removing those cups you take a long bolt with the same thread as the axle...
06-28-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 471
Posted By T-Mar

The wheel's on the OP's bicycle are incorrect for...

The wheel's on the OP's bicycle are incorrect for a 1960s Gran Premio.
06-28-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 57,092
Posted By T-Mar

The Team with Reynolds 753 was only made during...

The Team with Reynolds 753 was only made during 1990-1992 and was only offered with full Dura-Ace. Yours looks like it has been complete rebuilt, including the fork.
06-28-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By T-Mar

asppears to be a circa 1986 Mt. Tam. Link to OP's...

asppears to be a circa 1986 Mt. Tam. Link to OP's album: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/556438
06-28-22, 08:08 AM
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Posted By T-Mar

No, I meant Techium Supercourse and Technium...

No, I meant Techium Supercourse and Technium Grand Prix. The bicycle in post #185 owned by top506 is a Technium Supercourse. Also, the Supecourse was still higher than above the Grand Prix on those...
06-28-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 57,092
Posted By T-Mar

Great score! It looks to the 1990 model, as I...

Great score! It looks to the 1990 model, as I beileve the 1991 rec'd a triple crankset. I never could get over the fact that the Technium Supercourse was lower in the product line than the Technium...
06-28-22, 05:19 AM
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Views: 966,051
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forum. Your frame was manufactured...

Welcome to the forum. Your frame was manufactured during January of a year ending in a 2. It could be 1992, 2002, etc. To determine which decade and the model, we'll need more information (brands and...
06-28-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 966,051
Posted By T-Mar

It should be a 1989 model. For confirmation,...

It should be a 1989 model. For confirmation, please post an overall, drive side photo of the bicycle.
06-28-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By T-Mar

Obviously, they were replaced at some point....

Obviously, they were replaced at some point. While the reason may be unknown, it at least establishes that the bicycle is a Trofeo.
06-27-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 471
Posted By T-Mar

Taking a closer look, this looks lower than a...

Taking a closer look, this looks lower than a Gran Premio. It has stamped dropouts while the Gran Premio typically had Campagnolo forged dropouts at the rear. I believe this may be a Mezza Corsa.
06-27-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By T-Mar

That looks like an owner conversion to me. You...

That looks like an owner conversion to me. You can see that the seat tube extension is smaller diameter and inserts into the factory seat tube and the front end of the top tube looks to be...
06-27-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 471
Posted By T-Mar

Those look like early T.T.T. (Tecno Tubo Torino)...

Those look like early T.T.T. (Tecno Tubo Torino) handlebars, before they officially became 3TTT.
06-27-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 43,881
Posted By T-Mar

No, it is a 1985 model. That logo font was only...

No, it is a 1985 model. That logo font was only used for the 1985 model year. Also, the 1984 version used band mounted shift levers, as opposed to the brazed-on style employed on your bicycle. I...
06-27-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By T-Mar

I concur, that's a bonded fork, likely aluminum...

I concur, that's a bonded fork, likely aluminum and likely a replacement. Which raises the possibility that the reason for the poor repaint and re-decal might a crash. Generally, a fork takes the...
06-27-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,463
Posted By T-Mar

Quoting a maximum known sale price is providing a...

Quoting a maximum known sale price is providing a disservice to the potential buyer or seller. Just because there is a known case of that sale price, that does not mean that it is a realistic sale...
06-27-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By T-Mar

The Exage Mountain rear derailleur, if OEM,...

The Exage Mountain rear derailleur, if OEM, places it 1988-1989. That time frame is certainly consistent with combination of thumb shifters, Unicrown fork and a chainstay mounted U-brake. Generally,...
06-27-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By T-Mar

Most crank repairs would be far less less...

Most crank repairs would be far less less complicated, time consuming and expensive tha the project that you are proposing. What exactly is wrong with the crank?
06-26-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By T-Mar

The serial number number indicates it was...

The serial number number indicates it was manufactured in Japan, during July 1986 by Kuwahara. I've collected literally hundreds of serial numbers for Asian manufactured Bianchi and have yet to see a...
06-24-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By T-Mar

It's no older than 1988, provided that is the...

It's no older than 1988, provided that is the correct model name. It could be slightly newer than 1988, as Steve Bauer bicycles survived into at least 1991. I strongly suspect that it was Dua-Ace...
06-24-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 69,792
Views: 11,351,491
Posted By T-Mar

I find it amusing that a model named Cyclone was...

I find it amusing that a model named Cyclone was spec'd with Shimano. This one would appear to be very early 1990s, as it has lugless construction and 105SC which was OEM spec at that time. The...
06-24-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 69,792
Views: 11,351,491
Posted By T-Mar

I forgot to mention that the model name of the...

I forgot to mention that the model name of the bicycle is Sirocco.
06-24-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 361,867
Posted By T-Mar

Does this qualify as Audrey Hepburn on a bicycle?...

Does this qualify as Audrey Hepburn on a bicycle? :D

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x683/audrey_hepburn_tatoo_908234b1d27019c6e544414616244b7dbbac7f80.jpg
06-24-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By T-Mar

That's the KT brand of Kun Teng, a Taiwanese...

That's the KT brand of Kun Teng, a Taiwanese bicycle component manufacturer that specializes in hubs and their peripherals. The company dates back to 1947 and is still in business....
06-24-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By T-Mar

That increases the odds of it being Prestige, as...

That increases the odds of it being Prestige, as the standard seat tube for all the other Tange double butted tubesets of the era typically used 26.6mm posts. A 27.2mm post would indicate either...
06-23-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By T-Mar

The Vortex was the top, standard production model...

The Vortex was the top, standard production model in the Steve Bauer line in 1986 and 1987. It used Tange Prestige and Shimano Dura-Ace. The few Vortex that have surfaced have had serial numbers that...
06-23-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By T-Mar

Freewheel shims were also a common solution to...

Freewheel shims were also a common solution to chains and freewheel bodies rubbing on the spoke protector. Freewheel shims were the same size as English bottom bracket fixed cup shims.
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