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Views: 130
Posted By T-Mar

Tandems are a hard sell. C&V tandems are even...

Tandems are a hard sell. C&V tandems are even worse. About the only thing worse than French C&V tandems are American C&V roadster tandems. I think that it would sit quite a while even at $200....
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Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle is a Raleigh Record. circa...

The subject bicycle is a Raleigh Record. circa 1983-1984. This model was the bottom of the lightweight line.While there is a CrMo decal, it is only pertains to the seat tube. The rest of the frame is...
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Posted By T-Mar

The sunject bicycle appears to be a heavily...

The sunject bicycle appears to be a heavily modified basso Arrenacia, circa 1985-1987. The serial number will tell us the exact year of manufacture.
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Posted By T-Mar

It's the 1991 model, with a thumb shifter...

It's the 1991 model, with a thumb shifter conversion.
06-03-20, 05:30 AM
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Posted By T-Mar

One other unidentified Centurion with a serial...

One other unidentified Centurion with a serial number having an MF-prefix has been reported. Unfortunately there were no pictures submitted. However, the reported component date codes, with the...
06-03-20, 04:39 AM
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Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. This is a relatively...

Welcome to the forums. This is a relatively modern model. The Dalmine (or any other aluminum Bianchi Pista variant) weren't offered in North America prior to 2012. However, you're located in...
06-03-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 229
Posted By T-Mar

Your bicycle is NOT a bastard. The other poster...

Your bicycle is NOT a bastard. The other poster is incorrect about his Utopian being a 1983 model. Ross ran a full page advertisement for the 1983 Utopian in Bicycling magazine. As I stated in my...
06-02-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 229
Posted By T-Mar

My leading candidatte would be a 1983 Ross...

My leading candidatte would be a 1983 Ross Utopian. While it had the the 024 frame in common with other models, its colour was Peacock Blue and it was spec'd with Shimano Altus LT, paired with...
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Posted By T-Mar

Check the bottom of the seat tube for the serial...

Check the bottom of the seat tube for the serial number.
06-02-20, 11:51 AM
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Views: 130
Posted By T-Mar

Agreed, it's a Legnano but the Columbus decal is...

Agreed, it's a Legnano but the Columbus decal is highly suspect. They were very fragile and this one is in too good condition relative to the frame. It's definitely not the top Olimpiade model as it...
06-02-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 28,639
Posted By T-Mar

Two versus four finger refers to the length of...

Two versus four finger refers to the length of the brake lever. Two finger levers are shorter and meant to be operated with two fingers, while four fingers levers are longer and intended to be...
06-02-20, 08:36 AM
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Posted By T-Mar

The ST-M070 is the longer, 4 finger lever, while...

The ST-M070 is the longer, 4 finger lever, while the ST-M071 is the shorter, 2 finger lever.

I know you have to purchase a forum membership to post in the For Sale thread. Maybe it's the same...
06-02-20, 07:33 AM
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Posted By T-Mar

The part number is usually embossed somewhere on...

The part number is usually embossed somewhere on the underside of the STI units. Here's an example of a set of ST-M070. ...
06-02-20, 07:04 AM
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Views: 28,639
Posted By T-Mar

Get the model number off of your rear STI unit.

Get the model number off of your rear STI unit.
06-02-20, 06:50 AM
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Views: 274
Posted By T-Mar

I'm leaning towards this being hi-tensile steel...

I'm leaning towards this being hi-tensile steel based on the top tube cable stops. Columbus or even Falck tubed frames of the era would typically use cable clips.
06-02-20, 06:31 AM
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Views: 177
Posted By T-Mar

It may have been "magic" when you first owned a...

It may have been "magic" when you first owned a Peugeot but once you started having to work on it, that "Frenchiness" quickly turned into "frustration" for many owners.
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Views: 162
Posted By T-Mar

Agreed there are several obvious replacements so...

Agreed there are several obvious replacements so you can't put much faith in the components. Going strictly on frame features, I'll put forth a 1983 Campione d'Italia as my leading candidate. It's...
06-01-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 196
Posted By T-Mar

Hmm, I'm not quite sure how to interpret the...

Hmm, I'm not quite sure how to interpret the serial number on this one. The 1990 and 1991 Sasquatch were SunTour equipped, so we can rule them out. The 1992 used Deore DX with Deore XT deraiileurs,...
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Views: 132
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. The decal style is 1988 to...

Welcome to the forums. The decal style is 1988 to 1989 but based on the round Campione del Mondo decal, this should be a 1988 Premio. The serial number will provide confirmation of the manufacture...
06-01-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By T-Mar

+1. I think he's talking about the rotation...

+1. I think he's talking about the rotation direction of the tread pattern. In the early 1990s it became popular to mount lugged ATB tyres with tread patterns facing opposite directions on the front...
06-01-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 604
Posted By T-Mar

The late 1980s (1987-1989) version of Shimano 105...

The late 1980s (1987-1989) version of Shimano 105 was Shimano New 105, with SIS (Indexed shifting), SLR (light action brakes with aero levers) and 7 speed Hyoerglide (1989 only) being the three...
05-31-20, 04:24 PM
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Views: 6,183
Posted By T-Mar

I've been a member for 65 years.

I've been a member for 65 years.
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Views: 1,227
Posted By T-Mar

Your Avanti should be a 1984 model.

Your Avanti should be a 1984 model.
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Views: 249
Posted By T-Mar

This should be a mid-range model with Columbus...

This should be a mid-range model with Columbus Aelle plain gauge, carbon-manganese tubing. The lack of a front derailleur hanger and embossing are cost concessions to maintain the price, which was...
05-31-20, 05:45 AM
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Posted By T-Mar

Based on the combination of graphics, down tube...

Based on the combination of graphics, down tube cable stops for stem shifters and a dropout with an integral cable hanger, I believe this to be a 1983 Peugeot PH10S. The serial number will provide...
05-31-20, 05:16 AM
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Views: 359
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the pictures in his gallery album, the...

Based on the pictures in his gallery album, the OP's frame is neither UK nor Canadian manufacture, The's a decal indicating that it was manufactured in the Netherlands by Gazelle. Past posts by forum...
05-30-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, Olympic (often spelled Olimpic in Olmo...

Yes, Olympic (often spelled Olimpic in Olmo literature) and the Sprint variants were the two Olmo models which used the Columbus Aelle tubing, that your bicycle appears to utilize. The change in name...
05-30-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 471
Posted By T-Mar

The biggest aid in determining the model will be...

The biggest aid in determining the model will be the seat post diameter. That may allow us to determine the tubeset, which may aid in determining the model.
05-30-20, 01:25 PM
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Views: 157,371
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, it's 1980 manufacture by Yamaguchi of Japan....

Yes, it's 1980 manufacture by Yamaguchi of Japan. I don't have 1980 specs but the only model still using the Spirt front derailleur in 1979 was the 500 Standard, so that would be my leading candidate.
05-30-20, 01:13 PM
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Posted By T-Mar

Based on the serial number it should be 1989...

Based on the serial number it should be 1989 model. I don't believe there were any Columbus SL models that year, at least not in the USA.
05-30-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 710
Posted By T-Mar

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Views: 249
Posted By T-Mar

The components on the bicycle are Shimano New...

The components on the bicycle are Shimano New 600EX, which would make it no older than a 1984 model. The frame features are also correct for the mid-1980s. Cilo's New 600EX model during this period...
05-29-20, 09:09 AM
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Posted By T-Mar

That's a not insignificant range of frame sizes...

That's a not insignificant range of frame sizes and saddle heights.
05-29-20, 06:13 AM
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Views: 3,399
Posted By T-Mar

That one sounds like it should be Reynolds 531PG,...

That one sounds like it should be Reynolds 531PG, as it would have 0.9mm wall thickness.
05-28-20, 10:25 PM
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Posted By T-Mar

I didn't buy the book. I was considering it but...

I didn't buy the book. I was considering it but didn't want to spend that kind of money unless I could browse the book, to see whether I was going to get anything out of it (besides Scott's lovely...
05-28-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,399
Posted By T-Mar

Seamless bicycle tubing is manufactured from a...

Seamless bicycle tubing is manufactured from a very thick billet of solid steel. The billet is heated to a very high temperature, then pierced to become a thick walled hollow cylinder. It is then...
05-28-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,399
Posted By T-Mar

Most members refer to that style of dropout as...

Most members refer to that style of dropout as '3D'. The manufacturing process creates a raised wheel retention flat on the outside of the dropout but a recessed wheel retention flat on the inside of...
05-28-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 710
Posted By T-Mar

The S-shaped down tube had me thinking a Sunshine...

The S-shaped down tube had me thinking a Sunshine product but there is a Made in England decal on the frame, so we can rule them out. The dropout pattern is similar to Raleigh but the cutout shape...
05-28-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 710
Posted By T-Mar

That sounds like a camelback frame with...

That sounds like a camelback frame with cantilever stays. Unless it's a juvenile model, 26" wheels were typically used on balloon tyre models. It's sounding 1950s to 1960s. UK parts were common on...
05-28-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 710
Posted By T-Mar

Eaton's Glider house brand dates back to 1923 and...

Eaton's Glider house brand dates back to 1923 and was still being produced at least as late as 1988. During that period the bicycles were sourced from numerous companies in Canada, the USA, Europe...
05-28-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,399
Posted By T-Mar

It would be closer to 1.1mm wall thickness, once...

It would be closer to 1.1mm wall thickness, once you allow for the standard clearance fit. Regardless, that is still down in the range of what would typically be a lightweight hi-tensile steel....
05-28-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By T-Mar

Topo was the house brand of parts and accessories...

Topo was the house brand of parts and accessories for Performance Bicycle Shop, the large mail order business in Chapel Hill, NC. The brand first appeared in the mid-1990s. I have no experience with...
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Views: 269
Posted By T-Mar

Congratulations on your new acquisition. Enjoy!:)

Congratulations on your new acquisition. Enjoy!:)
05-28-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By T-Mar

The combination of a steel, cottered crankset and...

The combination of a steel, cottered crankset and SunTour VGT rear derailleur would suggest a 1974 or 1975 model. I'm surprised that when the city bike conversion was performed, they went to down...
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Views: 258
Posted By T-Mar

Agreed, it's a Fuji Fineset. Based on the...

Agreed, it's a Fuji Fineset. Based on the non-drive side picture, it could be anywhere from 1972 to 1976. Besides the atrocious handlebar set-up, the OEM wheelset is long gone and the crankset...
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Views: 221
Posted By T-Mar

That 1995 does look newer than the subject...

That 1995 does look newer than the subject bicycle. The front end of the down tube has been hydro-formed and it appears to use a larger headset system.
05-28-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By T-Mar

The Columbus decals remnants are for the Aelle...

The Columbus decals remnants are for the Aelle tubeset, Graphics and Olmo branded dropouts suggest circa 1982-1984. This is right around the time the Aelle models transferred from being the Olympic...
05-28-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By T-Mar

It simply means "light frame'. The marketing...

It simply means "light frame'. The marketing departments of the French bicycle companies liked to used this terminology for their hi-tensile steel tubing.

It's my understanding that,the...
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By T-Mar

That Tourmalet has Shimano Tiagra, which is two...

That Tourmalet has Shimano Tiagra, which is two steps down from Ultegra. Though it's a non-drive side photo, the Epic appears to be Shimano 105SC (based on the calipers) which would be one step up...
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle is a mid-1970s Nishiki...

The subject bicycle is a mid-1970s Nishiki Competition. It was a nice bicycle in it's day but has fairly narrow range gearing for city bicycle use. Given the labour and cost of conversion, I'd just...
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