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01-25-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 40,076
Posted By T-Mar

The Imperial MK II was only offered for the 1962...

The Imperial MK II was only offered for the 1962 and 1963 model years. The serial number is from 1962 but if it's from late in the calendar year, it could still be a 1963 model.
01-25-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By T-Mar

...Your serial number would indicate that it was...

...Your serial number would indicate that it was made by Miki in November of 1982 according to T-Mar 's Asian serial number guide...
01-10-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 125,892
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. Sorry, I don't recognize...

Welcome to the forums. Sorry, I don't recognize the serial number format. It appears to be an aluminum, TIG welded frame but that's about all I can say from the single picture provided. If you can...
01-10-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 125,892
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.
01-10-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,905
Posted By T-Mar

The identification of a Excelsior model was made...

The identification of a Excelsior model was made by myself based on the components and extant documentation. The components indicated a 1985-1986 model. A 1985 Bicycle Guide listing Zebra models for...
12-24-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By T-Mar

The Win brand dates back to at least 1977, when...

The Win brand dates back to at least 1977, when their stems were being spec'd on lower end Nishiki models.
12-24-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 582
Posted By T-Mar

I had a Softride Powerwing 650. It took a while...

I had a Softride Powerwing 650. It took a while to compensate for beam sag and get the saddle height and angle correct. The bigger problem for me was the beam width, as it rubbed by inner thighs....
12-23-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
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, 03:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,074
Posted By T-Mar

With those date codes, it's highly unlikely that...

With those date codes, it's highly unlikely that the hubs aren't OEM, in which case the rims are probably also OEM. I never had an issue with the Viscount saddle. So, the only thing that remains...
12-23-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
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: 475
Posted By T-Mar

Win

Win
12-22-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By T-Mar

It's missing the stud that prevents the cage from...

It's missing the stud that prevents the cage from unwinding after the chain is removed.
12-22-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By T-Mar

The drilling reminds me of Amelio Riva's style.

The drilling reminds me of Amelio Riva's style.
12-22-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,074
Posted By T-Mar

When I got involved in cycling in the in the late...

When I got involved in cycling in the in the late 1960s, catalogues were very vague. Things got progressively better as cyclists became more educated. However, things could still be vague,...
12-22-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By T-Mar

With the style of chain lube bottle pictured,...

With the style of chain lube bottle pictured, even if it did rotate, it's not large enough to get caught by the spokes. Even it slipped and and slid down the chain stay, it wouldn't be a major issue....
12-22-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
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...
12-22-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,074
Posted By T-Mar

This model was not supplied with brakes and those...

This model was not supplied with brakes and those appear to be later BRS models with the return assist spring in the levers. Specs mention Araya rims but many other 1984 Lotus models are spec'd with...
12-21-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,095
Posted By T-Mar

I don't recall any Bertrand that looked like...

I don't recall any Bertrand that looked like this. As suggested by other other members this may be a British Bertrand.
12-20-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,479
Views: 426,929
Posted By T-Mar

The serial number format is consistent with model...

The serial number format is consistent with model manufactured in 2001 and imported into Denmark by (Borge) Kildemoes. European market models often have different names and specs than the USA models,...
12-18-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 125,892
Posted By T-Mar

Umm, yes and no. The Taiwanese Ross bicycles are...

Umm, yes and no. The Taiwanese Ross bicycles are an interesting story. According to an article in a industry trade magazine, Ross didn't have the bicycles contract manufactured in the traditional...
12-18-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,319
Posted By T-Mar

I believe this was the only Ross ATB offered in...

I believe this was the only Ross ATB offered in this large a frame and that the others were about 5cm smaller, for the biggest frame.
12-18-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
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: 1,319
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...
12-18-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 125,892
Posted By T-Mar

1986 Ross Mt. St. Helens

1986 Ross Mt. St. Helens
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Views: 540
Posted By T-Mar

There was a a Charles Bonnefond of Paris, who was...

There was a a Charles Bonnefond of Paris, who was manufacturing velocipedes as early as the late 1860s. Surviving samples in European museums reportedly bear badges with patent references that date...
12-16-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,319
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, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 780,136
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. The site has a 10 post...

Welcome to the forums. The site has a 10 post minimum before pictures can be attached to a thread, to discourage spam. However, the pictures are deposited in a gallery album. Here's link to your...
12-16-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 458,817
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. Here's a link to your...

Welcome to the forums. Here's a link to your photos https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/531286

The frame was manufactured by Miyata during 1983 but the serial number is high enough that it could be...
12-16-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,319
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: 1,319
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...
12-16-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,572
Posted By T-Mar

I went back and looked at the thread you linked....

I went back and looked at the thread you linked. Based on the S/N posted there, your bicycle is a 1978 model, while the sockets on the rear dropouts point to the frame being a rebranded Bridgestone...
12-16-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 780,136
Posted By T-Mar

The seat post looks like the fluted version of...

The seat post looks like the fluted version of the JPR 3001 seat post from France or at least a clone of it. ...
12-16-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By T-Mar

This was definitely manufactured in Canada by...

This was definitely manufactured in Canada by Procycle, as it has the DBS decal on the top tube. The acronym stood for Direct Brazing System, the name Procycle used for the lugless, internal brazing...
12-16-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,671
Posted By T-Mar

It's always possible that the LBS you dealt with...

It's always possible that the LBS you dealt with obtained its Bianchi from Bloor Cycle, however that would not explain the year discrepancy. The frame serial number is clearly from 1982, which is the...
12-16-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 780,136
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. Here's a link to the...

Welcome to the forums. Here's a link to the photos https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/440183

Based on the serial number, the frame was definitely built in 1979. The serial number isn't very high,...
12-15-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,671
Posted By T-Mar

I find that most mid-range models actually handle...

I find that most mid-range models actually handle and climb slightly better than high end models. While tre-tubi construction typically adds a bit more weight, the heavier gauge stays and blades are...
12-15-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By T-Mar

Norco alone used at least a handful of different...

Norco alone used at least a handful of different sources during the 1980s; Dodsun, Fairly, Miki, Kawamura and Yamaguchi. There were literally dozens of manufacturers in Japan and Taiwan alone, and...
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By T-Mar

Given the serial number, its seat tube location,...

Given the serial number, its seat tube location, Tange #2 tubeset and frame features, my leading candidate would be a 1987 frame manufactured by Pacific Cycles of Taiwan.
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By T-Mar

Serial numbers are not always unique. Also, they...

Serial numbers are not always unique. Also, they do necessarily tell you the brand, as huge volumes of bicycles were contract manufacture by other companies other than the one on the head badge. You...
12-14-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,099
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...
12-14-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,099
Posted By T-Mar

If you remove the chain for cleaning, you don't...

If you remove the chain for cleaning, you don't have to worry about solvents getting onto the bicycle and you can get a more thorough cleaning. There are many modern, master links for derailleur...
12-14-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the description and the apparent era,...

Based on the description and the apparent era, the original brakes were probably Universal 77, Modolo Speedy or equivalent. The performance of these brakes can often be significantly improved by the...
12-14-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By T-Mar

One caveat to the above information. I would not...

One caveat to the above information. I would not apply any lubrication to the white washer on the friction plate or any surface that comes into contact with it, as it appears to to be Teflon or some...
12-14-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 26,779
Posted By T-Mar

If you're asking for copies of all the catalogues...

If you're asking for copies of all the catalogues for 1987-1991, that's a pretty big task. If you're trying to identify the two Miele that you owned, we'd need more specifics about those two...
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By T-Mar

Most bicycle models had long production runs....

Most bicycle models had long production runs. Your question is akin to asking what year was the Ford Mustang made. It's really hard to narrow down without more details.

Having said that, I notice...
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By T-Mar

Technium Trilite was a series of bicycles...

Technium Trilite was a series of bicycles covering a fairly wide price range, so to offer valuations without photographs and knowing the specific model are just stabs in the dark.
12-14-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 125,892
Posted By T-Mar

Its entry level, near or at the bottom of the...

Its entry level, near or at the bottom of the line, based on the stamped dropouts, brake safety levers, stem mounted shift levers, nutted hubs and the several components. It's also appears to be no...
12-13-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 26,779
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the decals, I'd place this circa 1989....

Based on the decals, I'd place this circa 1989. It doesn't have the brazed-on front derailleur hanger of the Lupa or Gara, so it could be either an Alba or Tivoli.
12-13-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 125,892
Posted By T-Mar

1980s Marushi built frames typically have a...

1980s Marushi built frames typically have a serial number with a prefix consisting of two alpha characters. There's always a possibility that it was contract manufactured by somebody else, especially...
12-13-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By T-Mar

Wheels can be swapped and Bianchi offered...

Wheels can be swapped and Bianchi offered tubulars on some entry level , club racer modles with hi-tensile steel frames. What's important to determine the level are the frame characteristics, such as...
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