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Posted By TugaDude

Here’s some info: Subject bike was reportedly a...

Here’s some info: Subject bike was reportedly a 1984 Montpellier.

https://premium-cycling.com/product/pinarello-montello-slx-1980s/
02-02-23, 02:26 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

I think the cable routing is not original to the...

I think the cable routing is not original to the bike. Not worth $550.00 to this buyer. Are you wanting it for single speed use?
02-02-23, 01:48 PM
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Posted By TugaDude

It certainly could be. A serial number might...

It certainly could be. A serial number might help support yea or nay. I did find a similar fork crown used on a Bianchi. I wondered about that because many of the Bianchi fork crowns feature...
02-02-23, 11:10 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

Reversing seat posts is actually fairly common,...

Reversing seat posts is actually fairly common, especially among the triathlete community. Or it used to be anyway. it is amazing how many "regular people" ride their bikes that way because it is a...
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Posted By TugaDude

First of all, I admire your desire to make this a...

First of all, I admire your desire to make this a win/win for both yourself and the seller. I have no doubt the Bianchi with the chrome lugs is worth $1,000.00 but I'm not the resident Bianchi...
02-02-23, 08:50 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

Appears to be Suntour Cyclone MK1 and yes they...

Appears to be Suntour Cyclone MK1 and yes they had black rubber covers.

https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=0ED2357C-854F-42AF-843E-5452F27C69B1&Enum=104&AbsPos=398
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02-02-23, 07:25 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

There's all sorts of things you can tell yourself...

There's all sorts of things you can tell yourself to justify ridding yourself of stuff. Whatever that stuff may be. For example, if I die tomorrow would I want my spouse and/or family to have to...
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Posted By TugaDude

I have to believe the co-op has other bikes which...

I have to believe the co-op has other bikes which would be better candidates for what you propose.
02-01-23, 09:28 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

Too many nebulous details here to give a good...

Too many nebulous details here to give a good answer. The OP needs to measure the spacing on the dropouts to verify spacing. TT is correct as usual, it is pretty simple to cold set the rear triangle....
02-01-23, 09:21 AM
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Views: 499
Posted By TugaDude

I think experienced riders should ask questions...

I think experienced riders should ask questions when they see bike photos that contain questionable conditions. Notice I didn't say wrong, I said questionable. I'm the first one to suggest that...
01-31-23, 09:19 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

Gorgeous stuff. Glad they sold and I hope the...

Gorgeous stuff. Glad they sold and I hope the new owner finds an appropriate frame to use them on. While I haven't seen components like that in person I have seen some wonderful Dia Compe Royal...
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Posted By TugaDude

Any idea what tubing was used? That might make a...

Any idea what tubing was used? That might make a little difference to someone potentially restoring it.
01-30-23, 07:19 PM
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Views: 1,317
Posted By TugaDude

Praying for you that you are made whole somehow. ...

Praying for you that you are made whole somehow. This shouldn't happen to anyone. Thieves suck. I hope the crooks get punished and that they get whatever the maximum sentence is.

Even then it...
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Views: 464
Posted By TugaDude

wrk101 said "Me, given a choice, I'd rather have...

wrk101 said "Me, given a choice, I'd rather have a custom built Moulton (or whatever American builder you know), than a generic, made in China, new bike. Go to a LBS with $1200 in your pocket. See...
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Posted By TugaDude

Personally, given the story about the builder and...

Personally, given the story about the builder and the obvious quality of the build I'm surprised it hasn't sold yet. The fact it has a mix of parts doesn't matter to the person riding it as much as...
01-28-23, 07:11 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

Thanks for showing us your great idea and for...

Thanks for showing us your great idea and for taking the time to detail the build. I love DIY and your solution is a creative one.
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Posted By TugaDude

Doubt it. Frame stayed the same but components...

Doubt it. Frame stayed the same but components were vastly different. Check here:

https://www.gringineer.com/blogs/gringineer-cycles-bike-blog/1990-bianchi-catalog/
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Posted By TugaDude

http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/84Trek_22_...

http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/84Trek_22_72.jpg
http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/84Trek_23_72.jpg
01-26-23, 11:10 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

Some good info to be had in this article.<br...

Some good info to be had in this article.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/classic_designs/rotrax/">https://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/classic_designs/rotrax/</a><br /><br...
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Views: 464
Posted By TugaDude

Not a Bianchi expert but the decals do point to...

Not a Bianchi expert but the decals do point to 1989 while the components do not. 1989 Campione D'Italia used Cromor in a Superset configuration. But it did not have Shimano 105. It is possible...
01-25-23, 04:01 PM
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Views: 1,546
Posted By TugaDude

Good luck with your bike whatever direction you...

Good luck with your bike whatever direction you go!
01-25-23, 12:24 PM
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Views: 1,546
Posted By TugaDude

I didn't mean for it to. My comments were...

I didn't mean for it to. My comments were intended to be helpful. Agree or disagree, the term is overused and misused and therefore abused. I was simply trying to point that out.

And you may...
01-25-23, 08:03 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

The word patina is highly subjective apparently. ...

The word patina is highly subjective apparently. That is abuse, not patina. Obviously no care to the finish of the bicycle whatsoever.

Not to be "one of those people", but when you look up the...
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Posted By TugaDude

Rough condition. I see very little value...

Rough condition. I see very little value personally. Here is some more info: (link is broken) The info came from Re**it and it refuses to allow the URL to copy properly for some reason. Hmmmm. Never...
01-23-23, 07:37 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

Had to post this. If you are a taller rider and...

Had to post this. If you are a taller rider and love C&V you should take a look at this one. Lots of history. If it was a 58, it would be in my garage.
...
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Views: 693
Posted By TugaDude

Everything you probably need to know about...

Everything you probably need to know about Columbus tubing: https://www.millfieldvelo.com.au/columbus-steel-tubing-timeline/

I wouldn't get hung up on the type of steel tubing and how Thron...
01-21-23, 12:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,226
Posted By TugaDude

I can read the dog's mind and he/she is saying...

I can read the dog's mind and he/she is saying "Leave the stupid bikes alone and take me for a walk".
01-21-23, 10:00 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

Love, love, love that coffee table. Very cool...

Love, love, love that coffee table. Very cool and I'm sure a great conversation starter.
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Posted By TugaDude

Shame that what appears to be a reputable seller...

Shame that what appears to be a reputable seller doesn't list the frame size in their ads. Frame size is probably the most important aspect of a bicycle so it should be job #1 to list that. Oh...
01-19-23, 05:36 PM
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Views: 1,341
Posted By TugaDude

Did you do a separate thread about this? I'd...

Did you do a separate thread about this? I'd like more photos and info. They did an awesome job. Good on you for bringing it back to new life.
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Posted By TugaDude

I believe the 1992 Bianchi Forza was MSRP...

I believe the 1992 Bianchi Forza was MSRP $499.99. I found that mentioned in another thread here on the forum.

Current value depends on several factors including the local market (some are...
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Views: 190
Posted By TugaDude

Here's some info from the 1992 catalog: ...

Here's some info from the 1992 catalog:


https://cdn.shoplightspeed.com/shops/650207/files/48076634/img-6850-1.jpg

Here's 1991:
...
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Views: 190
Posted By TugaDude

You can "bypass" the 10 post requirement by...

You can "bypass" the 10 post requirement by posting pictures to your gallery and we can access them there.

As far as finding information there is much out there is you know how to search.
01-19-23, 09:53 AM
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Views: 1,341
Posted By TugaDude

That is similar to what I was envisioning...

That is similar to what I was envisioning building up someday. It is lean, clean and a pretty machine!
01-18-23, 10:42 AM
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Views: 1,341
Posted By TugaDude

Coaster brakes take me back to my youth when my...

Coaster brakes take me back to my youth when my bike was a hand-me-down, bronze-colored affair. I think it was probably a Western Flyer, but won't swear to it. It had a banana seat and a coaster...
01-16-23, 08:50 AM
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Views: 1,200
Posted By TugaDude

Sugino has a recommendation that bolts should be...

Sugino has a recommendation that bolts should be tightened with a regular wrench first. Then, after tightened, a torque wrench is used to ensure proper installation specs. They have more details...
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Posted By TugaDude

It helps to know what your interest is in it. To...

It helps to know what your interest is in it. To own and ride? If it fits, I’d say yes, well worth it.
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Posted By TugaDude

Makes sense

Makes sense
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Posted By TugaDude

Fair enough. Just pointing out the variation...

Fair enough. Just pointing out the variation between yours and the one featured in the other thread.
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Posted By TugaDude

I found this info on the following site: ...

I found this info on the following site: https://classicjapanesebicycles.com/lotus-serial-numbers/


S/N. Model. Color Tubing
SY0475 Classique Blue Tange Champion...
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Posted By TugaDude

Not so sure, the photo in the thread shows a...

Not so sure, the photo in the thread shows a Tange 2 decal.
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Views: 290
Posted By TugaDude

It is a step above typical department store...

It is a step above typical department store bikes. I think price is fair.
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Posted By TugaDude

For good or bad I seldom check the OP, but dive...

For good or bad I seldom check the OP, but dive right in when there's a post that's current. In the end it doesn't matter really. Any and all comments we've made still stand I think. Of course it...
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Posted By TugaDude

At those prices you can get much better vintage...

At those prices you can get much better vintage steel bikes such as Colnago, for starters. You can ask whatever you want, what matters is what someone is willing to pay. When I see an ad where...
01-05-23, 09:55 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

I like the flat fork crown on the Stratos. Lots...

I like the flat fork crown on the Stratos. Lots of nice little details on that frame set. And the paint is unique. Nice stuff.
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Views: 325
Posted By TugaDude

My reason in bringing it up is because once...

My reason in bringing it up is because once something has been repainted you can no longer trust any of the decals necessarily and decals are a quick way of sometimes narrowing production dates down....
01-04-23, 11:26 AM
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Views: 511
Posted By TugaDude

Just relax and ride!

Just relax and ride!
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Views: 2,199
Posted By TugaDude

Fun article with the following quote from Gene...

Fun article with the following quote from Gene himself back in '71.

https://www.nytimes.com/1971/08/15/archives/bicycle-business-is-booming-big-adult-market-is-bringing-euphoria.html

“The...
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Posted By TugaDude

Link assist: LaBonne Sculptures...

Link assist:

LaBonne Sculptures (http://labonne-sculpture.com/)
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Posted By TugaDude

The frame appears to already have had some paint...

The frame appears to already have had some paint touchup. Note the weird texture on the paint as well as the blue masking tape which remains on the seat stay top.

Edit: Now that I look closer...
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